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
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).