Article originally published May of 2016. Updated and republished May 2019.
When I went to Puerto Vallarta, I had an absolutely delicious zucchini mushroom salad.
The entire Mexican vacation was filled with good food, but that simple salad was a stand out.
During the trip, I had everything from complex gourmet meals to simple dishes.
This is one of the simple ones, and the fresh ingredients are what makes it wonderful.
We had this salad at a relaxing picnic after spending the day exploring the countryside away from the main tourist areas.
Of course, I had to try to recreate the recipe at home.
This recipe is not exactly like the one I ate in Mexico, but I think it’s pretty close.
The salad always brings back memories, when I make it.
I especially like to serve it on warm Summer evenings, so we can eat outdoors like I did the first time I had it in Mexico.
Zucchini Mushroom Salad
Optional: Chives for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Chill for at least 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with chives, if you’d like.
Serve and enjoy!
More from Mama Likes To Cook
Check out my salad recipes, so you can get more delicious inspiration.
Following are some of my favorite salad recipes:
- Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad
- Arugula Apple Salad with Blue Cheese
- Orange Pomegranate Salad
- Mandarin Salad with Sriracha Peanut Dressing
- Apricot Almond Salad
- Sugar Snap Pea Salad
- Fig and Fennel Salad with Lemon Dressing
- Vegan Mexican Avocado Salad
- Blue Cheese and Roasted Pear Salad
- Roasted Beet Citrus Salad
- Pistachio Golden Beet Salad
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Authentic Caesar Salad
- Blueberry Blue Cheese Salad
- Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Fennel Salad with Feta
- Edamame Peanut Salad
- Strawberry Fennel Salad
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Then take a look at the rest of my vegetarian recipes, so you can have even more delicious fun in the kitchen!