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Smoked Salmon and Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Smoked Salmon and Strawberry Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad! A healthy lower carb Zucchini noodle pasta salad with a creamy avocado sauce and paired with the fresh strawberries, spinach, and smoked salmon. This gluten free Salad bowl is perfect for a spring or summer lunch or side dish.


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Ingredients

For the Zucchini Noodle Pasta:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 23 tbsp Goat Cheese crumbles (see notes for dairy free option)
  • 1 tsp olive oil or salted butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 to 1/2 medium ripe avocado

IN the SALAD:

  • 3 large spinach leaves (1 cup chopped)
  • 3 tbsp candied walnuts or pecans
  • 2 oz smoked salmon (wild caught)
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries or berries
  • balsamic glaze or vinegar (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First clean and wash your veggies/fruit.
  2. Spiralize or shave your zucchini into noodles. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, place your avocado, oil, lemon, and cheese together. heat on medium until a cream in formed. A few minutes. Then mix in your zucchini noodles.
  4. Toss a few times to coat noodles and keep on medium to medium low for about 5 minutes or until zucchini is coated and creamy. They will be a little softer but not too soft.
  5. Remove from heat and add pepper if desired.
  6. Next chop your spinach. Keep it raw or place in microwave bowl and steam for 30 seconds to lightly steam.
  7. Place your zucchini noodles in a large bowl and arrange the rest of you ingredients around it.
  8. Garnish with candied nuts and add balsamic glaze if desired.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Toss and serve or eat as plated. Great for two or a potluck!

Notes

  • For dairy free option use paleo ranch or mayo in place of goat cheese.
  • Estimated NUTRITION – This serves 1 to 2

For 1 1/2 servings its around 350 Calories, 24 grams fat 5 grams saturated, 21 carbs (11 net carbs), 12 grams sugar, and 15 grams protein.

20% Iron and 150% vitamin C!

  • Category: salad
  • Method: toss
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: zucchini, noodle, salad, pasta salad, low carb, salmon

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