Shaved Zucchini Salad with Parmesan & Pine Nuts

Recipe by Ian Knauer Bon Appetit August 2010 About 6 Servings

Zucchini or Cucumber?  No matter which one you have, you can make a very simple, light salad with either.  Here is a recipe that uses the zuke, but you could use the cuke just as well!

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 TB fresh Lemon Juice

1 tsp coarse Salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper

1/4 tsp dried crushed Red Pepper

2 lb medium Zucchini, trimmed

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh Basil

1/4 cup Pine Nuts, toasted

Small wedge of Parmesan cheese

Whisk oil, lemon juice, 1 tsp coarse salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and crushed red pepper in small bowl to blend.  Set dressing aside.  Using vegetable peeler or V-slicer and working from top to bottom of each zucchini, slice zucchini into ribbons (about 1/16” thick).  Place ribbon in a large bowl.  Add basil and nuts, then dressing; toss to coat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Using vegetable peeler, shave strips from Parmesan wedge over salad.