Vegan Greek Zoodle Salad

September 5, 2017

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This Vegan Greek Zoodle Salad recipe is a great way to add more veggies into your diet and use up some of that summer zucchini at the same time!

Recently, I’ve started adding more plant-based meals into my diet.  Our fridge has been stocked with fresh vegetables (some from the garden!) and our freezer has been stocked with several meat alternatives.  I’ll try to eat a vegetarian lunch or make an eggplant or zucchini dish for dinner.  It can sometimes be hard to do with a meat-loving husband who really knows how to cook a burger on the grill! But it’s totally worth it!

When I eat a meatless meal, I feel satisfied and content just from beautiful greens, roasted vegetables, and plant-based proteins.  Some people might find meatless meals to be bland. But do you want to know a secret? You just need to use the right amount of seasoning so your taste buds don’t get bored!  I absolutely love Mediterranean and Greek flavors.  They’re bold and full of herbs and spices!  

We had some zucchini from the garden, so I decided to break out my spiralizer and make zoodles recently for lunch.  I absolutely love zoodles! They’re delicious eaten raw in a salad or heated up as an alternative to pasta. With my last batch of zoodles, I made a Greek-inspired zoodle salad full of flavor and it just happened to be vegan, too!

I feel like you can’t have a Greek-inspired dish without feta cheese.  Am I right?  While I was looking for some zoodle inspiration, I discovered that you could make a vegan feta substitution with tofu.  I had a block of firm tofu in the fridge, so I gave it a shot!  Of course, it doesn’t taste exactly like feta cheese, but it works!  You get the same soft, slightly creamy texture with nutritional yeast giving it a cheesy flavor.

This zoodle salad was also topped with a variety of Mediterranean ingredients like Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, fresh oregano, and sun-dried tomatoes.  We have so many grape tomatoes growing in our garden right now that I’ve been using our dehydrator to make sun-dried tomatoes.  I cut the tomatoes in half and dry them overnight.  I keep them in the fridge to add to meals whenever I want them!

Vegan Greek Zoodle Salad


    For the vegan feta cheese
  • 1 block of firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • For the zoodle salad
  • 1 small zucchini, peeled and spiralized
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: crushed red pepper flakes, fresh oregano


    For the vegan feta cheese
  1. In a medium bowl, mix lemon juice, vinegar, and water.
  2. Add tofu chunks and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle nutritional yeast over tofu. Stir again and season with fresh oregano.
  4. Cover and allow tofu to marinade for at least an hour. Keep refrigerated until use.
  5. For the zoodle salad
  6. In a medium bowl, add zoodles.
  7. Top with roasted red peppers, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  8. Drizzle zoodle salad with balsamic glaze and olive oil.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  10. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and fresh oregano before serving, if desired.
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If you’re looking for a way to use up your garden zucchini or you just want a dish that’s flavorful and light, you might want to try this zoodle salad.  Go ahead and add feta cheese for an easy vegetarian zoodle salad or add some chicken if you must have meat!  No matter how you enjoy this dish, it’s a fresh and easy way to add more veggies into your diet!


Do you have a spiralizer?  What’s your favorite way to use it?


  • Reply Gluten Free A-Z September 10, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    What a great idea for a Greek Salad when you don’t want the dairy. Looks delicious and healthy. I am a vegetarian, but some of my friends are vegan. Love this. thanks from

    • Reply Jessica September 10, 2017 at 2:40 PM

      This was so fresh and delicious! Definitely a great dairy-free meal option. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply Body and Mind Fusion September 12, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Thank you! This looks delicious!!

    • Reply Jessica September 13, 2017 at 10:23 AM

      Thanks! Enjoy!

  • Reply Michelle James September 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    This looks so good & healthy! Will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing at #merrymonday Hope you will link up again.

    • Reply Jessica September 13, 2017 at 5:39 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply Nancy Andres September 15, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Hi Jessica, What a good idea for vegan greek zoodle salad (I’ll pin it). Visiting you at the Blogger Spotlight Link Party # 81, where I posted “Favorite Fall Fruit and Vegetables.” I’m a vegan and like the idea of making your recipe for my family.

    • Reply Jessica September 16, 2017 at 1:02 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! I hope you and your family enjoys this vegan dish! 🙂

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome September 16, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    What a delicious idea! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

    • Reply Jessica September 16, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Miz Helen September 16, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    I will love your Zoodle Salad, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica September 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM

      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks!

  • Reply Hil D (@Raisingfairies) September 17, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    This looks so tasty!! Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight! Shared on two group boards and my facebook page 🙂

    • Reply Jessica September 18, 2017 at 7:23 AM

      Thanks so much for the shares! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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