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Weight Watchers Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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Weight Watchers Zucchini Ribbon Salad Recipe

Weight Watchers Zucchini Ribbon Salad Recipe -a delightful side dish or light lunch that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

This simple recipe features fresh zucchini ribbons tossed with Parmesan, almonds, and a tangy lemon-basil dressing.

To prepare this flavorful salad, you’ll need zucchini, Parmesan cheese, almonds, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and basil.

The zucchini is transformed into long, thin ribbons using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, adding a visually appealing touch to the dish.

The Parmesan cheese adds a savory kick, while the almonds bring a satisfying crunch. The lemon-basil dressing ties everything together with its refreshing and zesty flavor.

This versatile salad can be enjoyed as a side dish alongside your favorite dinner, or as a light and nutritious lunch option.

It pairs well with grilled chicken, roasted salmon, or even a simple pasta dish. The vibrant colors and flavors of the zucchini ribbon salad make it an excellent addition to summer gatherings, potlucks, or picnics.

Here are a few tips to enhance your zucchini ribbon salad experience:

  • Make sure to remove the seedy centers of the zucchini to ensure a crisp texture and avoid excess moisture.
  • Patting the zucchini dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel after salting will help remove any remaining water.
  • Feel free to customize your salad by adding other ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes, or toasted pine nuts for added variety and texture.

Weight Watchers Points

3 Points

MyWW Points: 3 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

3 WW Freestyle Points and 4 WW Smart Points

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A pile of zucchini ribbons on a white plate with a cherry tomato on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make the dressing ahead of time?

Yes. You can prepare the lemon-basil dressing in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I substitute the almonds with another nut?

Yes. If you have a preference or allergy, you can substitute almonds with other nuts like walnuts or pecans.

How can I make this salad more filling?

To make the salad more substantial, you can add some protein-rich ingredients such as grilled chicken, chickpeas, or quinoa.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

While it’s best to enjoy the salad fresh, you can prepare the zucchini ribbons and dressing in advance. However, it’s recommended to toss the salad together just before serving to maintain its crispness and texture.

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Weight Watchers Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Nesting Lane
Discover a delicious Weight Watchers Zucchini Ribbon Salad recipe. Enjoy fresh zucchini ribbons tossed with Parmesan, almonds, and a tangy lemon-basil dressing. A light and refreshing salad that's perfect for any occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Use a mandoline or vegetable peeler to slice the zucchini into long ribbons. Rotate the zucchini as you go to make sure all sides are exposed. Remove the seedy centers and discard them.
  • Put the zucchini ribbons in a colander, which should be placed inside a bowl. Sprinkle some salt over the zucchini and mix it gently. Leave it aside for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds to the skillet and cook them until they turn toasty brown. Remember to turn them frequently for about 3 to 5 minutes. Once they are done, set them aside to cool.
  • Take the zucchini out of the colander and pat it dry using either paper towels or a clean dish towel. Press gently to remove as much water as possible.
  • Transfer the dried zucchini to a large salad bowl. Add Parmesan cheese and the cooled almonds. Discard any liquid that may have accumulated.
  • Place lemon juice, oil, pepper, and basil in a small container with an airtight lid. Shake the container well to mix all the ingredients together and create the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad in the large bowl. Gently toss the salad to coat it evenly with the dressing.
  • Finally, garnish the salad with some extra basil and it's ready to be served. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
3 Points
MyWW Points: 3 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
3 WW Freestyle Points and 4 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Serving: 0.75CupCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 546mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
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