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Low-Carb Shaved Zucchini Summer Salad

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This keto shaved zucchini summer salad is perfect for keto barbecues or any summer gathering. It’s absolutely stunning when plated and only requires a few simple low-carb ingredients.

You’ll love the crunch from the buttery macadamia nuts with the saltiness of the parmesan cheese. The dressing is a super simple lemon vinaigrette. This salad goes well with any grilled meat, fish and seafood.

This salad works well with cucumbers too — simply swap them for the zucchini!

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Serving size about 1 1/2 cups

Allergy information for Low-Carb Shaved Zucchini Summer Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
Low FODMAP
Vegetarian
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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbs4 grams
Protein5.5 grams
Fat21.1 grams
Calories225 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 10%, fat 83%

Total carbs6.4 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars3.7 gramsSaturated fat4.1 gramsSodium219 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium414 mg(21% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Salad:
  • 2 large zucchini (courgette), cut into ribbons with a peeler (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 2 cups watercress or arugula (68 g/ 2.4 oz)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted, roasted macadamia nuts, chopped (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • Optional: any fresh herbs or micro greens
Dressing:

Instructions

  1. In a small jar or bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients, set aside.
    Low-Carb Shaved Zucchini Summer Salad
  2. Place the shaved zucchini and watercress on a serving plate, season with salt and pepper then top with macadamia nuts and parmesan. Optionally, add freshly chopped herbs of choice (basil, oregano, thyme, mint, chives, parsley, etc).
  3. Drizzle with dressing just before serving. Low-Carb Shaved Zucchini Summer Salad
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
    Low-Carb Shaved Zucchini Summer Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
2.4 g1.4 g0.4 g19 kcal
Watercress, fresh
0.1 g0.4 g0 g2 kcal
Macadamia nuts
0.6 g0.9 g8.5 g80 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.2 g2.7 g1.9 g29 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.6 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g10.1 g90 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 1/2 cups
4 g5.5 g21.1 g225 kcal

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