Easy Zucchini Carrot Slaw Recipe

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This easy coleslaw recipe is made with zucchini and carrots. It’s a great way to use up too many zucchini.  Zucchini carrot slaw should be your go to summer side dish recipe!  

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Zucchini Carrot Coleslaw recipe

Way too many zucchini!

For years I have been struggling to grow zucchini and squash in my garden with almost no luck at all. Every year the dreaded squash bugs have destroyed my plants before I can actually get any zucchini from them. This year, I tried using 2 different organic approved pesticides in my garden out of sheer desperation and it seems like it may be working!

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I have managed to pick about 6 yellow squash so far this season and have tons of baby ones, flowers and giant healthy plants! YAY for gardening success! I also picked up a few green zucchini at the farmer’s market since they were cheap (clearly I am not the only one with an abundant harvest this year!). If you grow your own, you can freeze zucchini, however you need to use fresh in this zucchini carrot slaw recipe. 

shopping bag with zucchini carrots and peppers

Easy Zucchini Carrot Slaw Recipe

A few months ago I made my husband a light and zesty coleslaw recipe that he really enjoyed. Since I do not have cabbage this week but have TONS of zucchini I decided to make an easy zucchini slaw to go with our meal this weekend. I used both yellow crook neck squash AND zucchini in this coleslaw recipe, as well as both purple and orange carrots that I got from my CSA.

rainbow carrots with tops on cutting board

How long can you store coleslaw?

I love the vibrant colors in this zucchini carrot slaw and the fact that it is not a cream based coleslaw makes it much healthier for you. This easy zucchini recipe took less than 15 minutes to make and had a light, fresh flavor. Only make up what you will actually use for that meal because it gets too watery if you let it sit.  It will stay good for several days, however, you may need to drain it and add a bit more dressing.

If you buy carrots with the greens still on top, check out my carrot top pesto recipe.  It is a great way to eliminate food waste! I recommend using a hand held grater for this coleslaw recipe.  Zucchini and carrots are both easy to grate. 

Zucchini Carrot Slaw and a Zucchini Recipe Collection

Zucchini Carrot Slaw

Yield: 4 to 6

Zucchini Carrot Slaw

Zucchini Carrot Slaw

A healthy and quick way to use a few zucchini!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 small green zucchini
  • 1 small yellow crook neck squash
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 TBSP rice wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Shred the zucchini, squash, and carrots into a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined
  3. Pour oil/vinegar mixture over the shredded vegetables and toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 21mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 21g Protein: 3g

Comments

  1. Great idea for a slaw! I'll be sharing this post with my mom who has more squash and zucchini than she knows what to do with!
  2. We have not had any luck with our zucchini either. This slaw looks absolutely delicious!
  3. This is a great collection! I'll be trying this recipe of yours. Thanks so much for including the zucchini chips from my site. I tweeted and pinned for you.
  4. Little Miss Kate says
    Oh yummy! Love that the dressing sounds light and tasty.

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