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Full bowl of tomato zucchini salad with a striped napkin and dressing.

Three Herb Tomato Zucchini Salad

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Three Herb Tomato Zucchini salad is the best of summer’s produce made into a healthy marinated vegetable salad! This easy zucchini salad recipe is paleo, vegan, and whole30 friendly.


Units Scale
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), halved
  • 1 large zucchini (or 2 small) – unpeeled & sliced into thin rounds then halved
  • 1 shallot sliced (or 1/3 cup red onion chopped) – Soak in 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs combined
    • chive
    • Italian parsley
    • basil
  • 34 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • pinch of smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic or two cloves
  • sea salt and crushed pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon extra lemon juice
  • lemon slices to garnish


  1. In a large serving bowl, place the halved tomatoes and zucchini rounds.
  2. Slice your shallot (or red onion) and soak in 2 Tablespoons lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Chop your herbs and place in a small bowl. Toss together.
  4. Combine your olive oil, sumac, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon to juice together in a bowl. Whisk together. Pour over your tomatoes and zucchini.
  5. Add in your soaked shallot slices (discard the lemon juice), herbs, and toss again.
  6. Garnish with extra lemon slices and salt/pepper to taste.
  7. Serve right away or store in airtight container for up to 4 days.


  • Feel free to use summer squash or larger tomatoes if desired. The more the salad soaks in the dressing, the more flavorful it becomes, but the tomatoes will also become a bit softer.
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil is sufficient, due to the water content of the zucchini, but feel free to add an additional tablespoon to really coat all the vegetables, like a dressing.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: salad
  • Method: chop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 586.6 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: salad, zucchini, paleo, whole 30, vegan, healthy, tomato salad, herbs marinated