Low-Carb Zucchini & Mint Salad

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Raw zucchini in a salad seemed like the weirdest thing I’d ever heard… until I tried it. Tender and tasty, it gives you all of the satisfying crunch of a cucumber, but none of the wateriness.

Teamed here with a simple yet delicious lemon and olive oil dressing and a scatter of fresh mint, this salad will become a staple. Best served as a keto side dish or light low-carb lunch. Enjoy!

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.5 grams
Protein1.9 grams
Fat7.3 grams
Calories88 kcal

Calories from carbs 16%, protein 9%, fat 75%

Total carbs5.3 gramsFiber1.7 gramsSugars3.9 gramsSaturated fat1.1 gramsSodium303 mg(13% RDA)Magnesium28 mg(7% RDA)Potassium400 mg(20% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 large zucchini (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1/4 tsp chile flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest


  1. Prepare all the ingredients. Using a vegetable peeler, cut the zucchini into thin ribbons. Place in a serving bowl.
    Low-Carb Zucchini & Mint Salad
  2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil and shredded mint in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Add to the zucchini ribbons, season with salt and pepper and toss through thoroughly.
    Low-Carb Zucchini & Mint Salad
  4. Garnish dish with a scatter of chilli flakes and some lemon zest.
    Low-Carb Zucchini & Mint Salad
  5. Store in the refrigerator, covered for two days.
    Low-Carb Zucchini & Mint Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
3.2 g1.8 g0.5 g26 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), flaked and dried, spices
0.1 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.5 g1.9 g7.3 g88 kcal
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Comments (4)

Loved this because it was light and very refreshing. Instead of the Chile flakes, I used red pepper flakes. Gave it a nice kick. Couldn’t help but have 2 servings.


Thank you Deborah, I'm glad you enjoyed!


I was out of lettuce and very much in need of a salad to have with my dinner last night...this post came at the best time! I didn’t even know you could eat zucchini raw! It was delicious!


And it's nutritious too! I like combining it with cucumber 😊