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Keto Pasta Salad

Keto Pasta Salad is a light, healthy alternative to classic Italian pasta salad. It’s made with raw zucchini noodles, mozzarella cheese, summer sausage, and more in a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing. You won’t miss the pasta with this flavorful low carb summer side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Italian, Low Carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 368kcal

Ingredients

Zucchini Salad

  • 1.5 pounds zucchini * spiralized
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese * I use pearls
  • 1 cup summer sausage * diced small
  • 1/4 cup Peppadew peppers * diced small (or pepperoncini)
  • 4-5 leaves fresh basil * cut into ribbons

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

Zucchini Salad

  • To make the zucchini salad combine the zucchini noodles, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, summer sausage, and peppers in a large bowl. Toss to combine.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • To make the balsamic dressing, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and grated garlic until well blended.
  • Toss the pasta salad with the dressing, garnish with the basil ribbons, and serve immediately.

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Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • Pepperoni or salami can be used instead of summer sausage.
  • The amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be adjusted to suite your own tastes or you can use any other dressing that you prefer. Italian dressing pairs deliciously with this recipe.
  • Serve the vinaigrette on the side, if preferred.
  • Store leftover salad and dressing separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days.
 
* Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. One serving is 1/6th of each of the ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 802IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg