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Monday, May 6, 2013

Meatless Monday: Shaved Zucchini Salad

Since it's been warm, I haven't been feeling much like cooking.  This is a simple salad that's perfect for a warm day.  I served it on a bed of freshly picked leaf lettuce.


Shaved Zucchini Salad
Serves: 6 

1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 small lemon (about 2-3 Tbsp of juice)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 lb. medium zucchini, ends trimmed
1/2 c. basil, coarsely chopped
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
Parmesan cheese (optional - for sprinkling)

1) Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Set aside.

2) Using a vegetable peeler (working from top to bottom of each zucchini), slice zucchini into ribbons (about 1/16 inch thick).  Place ribbons in a large bowl.  Add basil and pine nuts.  Add dressing and toss to coat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  

3) Serve as is or top on a bed of lettuce.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (optional).

2 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

We don't have zucchini at the moment. Maybe pattypan can be a substitute.
Nice Salad for the warm weather.

Doc said...

I love salads, this one sounds great