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.