*THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE OR REFERRAL LINKS. IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE THROUGH ONE OF THESE LINKS, I WILL BE COMPENSATED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE TO YOU. I ONLY SHARE PRODUCTS I USE OR BELIEVE IN.
Growing up, my mother would make this amazing Italian cold pasta salad with crab and spinach in it. I hated spinach back then. But I loved the spinach in her pasta salad. I would eat it by the bowl-fulls until completely gone. In attempting to create a healthy lunch, I copied her pasta salad recipe and substituted the pasta with beautiful, vibrant zucchini noodles. Have you ever made zucchini noodles? If not, you can read about how to make them here. This Italian Crab and Zucchini Pasta Salad is easy, beautiful, colorful, and healthy. So try this recipe! Eat the rainbow!
Look at this salad! It is screaming color and taste! What it isn’t screaming is carbs! It is loaded with nutritional veggies such as spinach, tomatoes, olives, onion, and of course, zucchini. For protein, this salad includes cheese and imitation crab meat.
You just cut up all your ingredients and throw them together! No cooking! Very little fuss. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?
So what’s the catch? No catch. You don’t loose flavor by substituting the real noodles for zucchini noodles. The only hang up is you must serve this Italian Crab and Zucchini Pasta Salad immediately. Because the vegetables are fresh and juicy; if you let it sit in the refrigerator too long before serving, the juices from the vegetables become a runny mess. So my advice to you is to serve this dish immediately after preparation.
For more great zucchini noodle recipes, check out: Low Carb Creamy Bruschetta Chicken Recipe and Low Carb Carbonara Recipe. To learn about how to make zucchini noodles, read my article here.
- 2 large zucchinis or 3 small, spiralized
- 2 cups fresh chopped baby spinach
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 6oz can pitted black olives, drained
- 1 lb shredded imitation crab meat
- ½ cup Italian Salad Dressing
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
- Serve immediately.