Crisp Tomato Zucchini Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
"Tomato Zucchini Salad is a crisp, colorful salad tossed with a delicious Dijon-tarragon vinaigrette," notes Suzanne Kesel of Cohocton, New York. "Try it in summer, too, when you can use fresh items from your garden."


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add zucchini; cover and boil for 2-3 minutes. Drain and immediately place zucchini in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a large serving bowl; sprinkle with salt. Add the tomatoes and onion.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, tarragon, mustard, salt, hot pepper sauce and garlic; shake well. Pour over vegetables and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 63 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.