Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad

This recipe was made in partnership with TheFeedFeed & BelGioioso Cheese

Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad is a totally delicious and super simple dish of garden grown zucchini, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pearls, drizzled with herby basil pesto, and served with roasted whole garlic cloves. It’s gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, and did I mention this salad is absolutely perfect for summertime.

Looking for more summer salad goodness? Check out my Broccoli & Bacon Salad recipe and my Tomato & Avocado Balsamic Salad!

Zucchini Caprese Salad

My dad’s side of the family is Italian, but when you ask my grandmother which part of Italy her family is from, she’ll say, “Brooklyn.” So even though a lot of our traditions and foods were rooted in the old country, they’re not necessarily traditional. One thing Grandma has always insisted on, though, is real Italian cheese. “Trust the experts!” she’d say.

She’d make the biggest feasts for our big family for even the smallest occasions, her entire dining room table covered in scratch made dishes. She used only the freshest, best ingredients for her family. We’d eat and eat and eat to our heart’s content. Those were the good old days, for sure. I still love italian food, but nowadays I try my best to eat seasonally and usually, gluten free. I don’t make the big spreads like she did either (how did she have all the energy?), but I did learn one important lesson from Grams – source the best ingredients for your food. I used tomatoes, herbs, and zucchini from my own backyard and BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Pearls for this simple, fresh, and delicious dish.

I love that BelGioioso cheeses are handcrafted using family recipes handed down through the generations. Even as the company has grown, their passion for tradition remains, and that reminds me a lot of my grams. Try the recipe below! (Official Giveaway rules found here.)

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Zucchini Caprese Salad
5 from 2 votes

Zucchini, Mozzarella, and Pesto Caprese Salad

A simple and flavorful gluten free & vegetarian dish, made using fresh mozzarella cheese, spiralized zucchini, garden tomatoes, pesto, and roasted garlic. 

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 8 oz. BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
  • 2-3 heads of garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 small zucchini
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 6-8 basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper


Step 1: Roast Garlic

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.

  2. Cut the top ½ inch off of each head of garlic, exposing all of the cloves. If there are any brown parts, slice them off and remove. 

  3. Set the garlic in a small oven-safe dish, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Cover the dish tightly with tin foil and bake for an hour. 

  4. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and while still warm, gently squeeze the cloves out. 

Step 2: Slice Tomatoes and herbs

  1. Wash the cherry tomatoes and slice them in half. Slice the basil chiffonade. Set aside.

Step 3: Spiralize Zucchini

  1. Choose small-medium zucchini (large ones are too seedy). Wash and cut the tops off. 

  2. Spiralize using the smallest setting, then roughly chop any ribbons that are very long. Set aside. 

Step 4: Assemble Salad

  1. Arrange the zucchini noodles on a large plate with the cloves of roasted garlic. 

  2. Drizzle half of the pesto on the zucchini and gently toss to coat. 

  3. Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella pearls on top and drizzle with the rest of the pesto.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with torn basil leaves.