Fresh-tasting. Colorful. Potluck and picnic-worthy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine zucchini, apples, green bell pepper, and onion in a bowl.

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  • Whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, basil, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl; drizzle over zucchini-apple mixture. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 224.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (93)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2015
I am SOOO glad I took a chance and tried this recipe. I was a little skeptical about the ingredients (mostly the part about eating raw zucchini!), but it is awesome! Light and summery, with a great flavor. I brought it to a party and everyone loved it (and I'm pretty sure they weren't lying- haha!). I used one green and 2 red apples and followed the recipe exactly- no changes are needed. Please give this a try- you will be pleasantly surprised! (also- I used one medium zucchini though you could certainly use 2... 2 medium is better than one large zucchini so you can avoid all those huge zucchini seeds) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2013
I didn't have red wine vinegar on hand and so substituted champagne vinegar. Honestly it was not a bad salad but it didn't hit a chord with any of my family. Maybe the red wine vinegar is critical to this dish. I wouldn't let my experience stop you from trying this salad. It has merits. It is crunchy tart and sweet. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I served it after only one hour in the refrigerator. I think it would benefit from another textural element. Everything in it is crunchy. Read More
(9)
116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2015
I am SOOO glad I took a chance and tried this recipe. I was a little skeptical about the ingredients (mostly the part about eating raw zucchini!), but it is awesome! Light and summery, with a great flavor. I brought it to a party and everyone loved it (and I'm pretty sure they weren't lying- haha!). I used one green and 2 red apples and followed the recipe exactly- no changes are needed. Please give this a try- you will be pleasantly surprised! (also- I used one medium zucchini though you could certainly use 2... 2 medium is better than one large zucchini so you can avoid all those huge zucchini seeds) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
Yummy! I used yellow squash and zucchini added even more color. I only had 2 apples but wish I had all 3. I agree that it needs to marinade at least over night! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2013
I didn't have red wine vinegar on hand and so substituted champagne vinegar. Honestly it was not a bad salad but it didn't hit a chord with any of my family. Maybe the red wine vinegar is critical to this dish. I wouldn't let my experience stop you from trying this salad. It has merits. It is crunchy tart and sweet. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I served it after only one hour in the refrigerator. I think it would benefit from another textural element. Everything in it is crunchy. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2014
I loved it! and my husband (the picky one told me it was awesome!) It is not so sweet neither dry or oily because of the dressing... the perfect flavour and notes of the green pepper. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2015
I was very surprised on how good this recipe turned out. I too was hesitant to put these ingredients together but all and all it was a good fresh and tasty salad! Used red pepper since its sweeter and Vidalia onion.. Used olive oil and white wine vinegar since these are the things I had in my pantry. Turned out great! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
My previous review was cut off. Some of the add-ins I thought of besides pickled artichokes...were some type of bean (garbanzo red or black bean) avocado or perhaps mandarin oranges. I would try walnuts sunflower seeds or pine nuts (if you want more crunch). Has anyone tried anything? I saw cranberries. Great just the way it is though!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
This is a good fresh recipe for using up the zucchinis and apples in season. I made 1/2 recipe and we both liked it. I used red bell pepper and yellow onion because that is what I had on hand. I gave a bit to my husband for lunch and told him it was zucchini apple salad. The title did not excite him but he said it was better than he thought it would be. The rest is marinating for dinner. Season it to taste. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2016
I loved this salad and will make it again for sure. We have yellow and green zucchini, oh sooooo many, so good way to use up a couple of larger ones. I use olive oil (we have an olive orchard and harvest them for the oil) and fresh basil from the garden, and also substituted the red wine vinegar with a fig balsamic. I let that sit in the salad about 4 hours before our first taste and it was delicious. I think many variations would be easy with these base ingredients, so I am anxious to try some more. I have some peaches ripening, and the onion flavoring with the peaches sounds great too. Great recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
This recipe is awesome! Great for end of summer zucchini harvest when you can't stand any more zucchini bread! Read More
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