Fruity zoodle & rocket salad

Today’s guest recipe comes from the amazing Malin over at the Good Eatings Blog. I met Malin at the second Plant-Based Picnic and since then have been blown away by her recipes, her photos and her simple approach to eating well. So I’m delighted that she’s agreed to become a recipe contributor for Nutritiously Natasha!

So I’ll save you a long and deep post about my health today (partly because I’m far too tired to write one) and hand right on over to Malin!

Natasha asked me if I would like to share a recipe here on her blog and of course, I do! Here is the recipe for a simple fruity fresh salad to break off the Christmas madness for a second.

What I really love about Natasha’s recipes is that they are completely fussing free and right to the point. So in that vein, I created this dish. It will literally take you ten minutes to prepare and provide you with heaps of raw veggie goodness. It is quite a sweet salad with cherry tomatoes and bell pepper which I break off by adding some garlic and seeds to the base dressing and topping. The real wild card in this salad though is the physalis, a fruit that I seem to only eat around this time of year with an interesting sweet yet tangy flavor.

I hope you all enjoy! This dish will feeds 4-5 as a side.


  • 2 courgettes
  • A generous handful of rocket (arugula)
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from ¼ lemon
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Pink salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes (I used 8-10 plum cherry tomatoes)
  • 10 physalis
  • A sprinkling of pumpkin and hemp seeds


Julienne or spiralize the courgette and mix in a bowl along with rocket, oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper.

Cut the bell pepper into thin sticks and halve the tomatoes and add to salad.

Peel the physalis and rinse off the stickiness before halving the larger fruits whilst leaving the smaller as is, add to salad.

Sprinkle salad with pumpkin and hemp seeds.


 Fruity zoodle & rocket salad

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