Photogenic Shaved Zucchini Salad (Made for Instagram)

Try making this Photogenic Shaved Zucchini Salad (Made for Instagram) for lunch
Photogenic Shaved Zucchini Salad (Made for Instagram)

Tara Donne

A photo of finely cut vegetables inspired this dish. It turns out that when you thinly slice a zucchini lengthwise, it’s a total beauty—like a wide ribbon or vegetal pappardelle pasta. You don’t need a mandoline to achieve the effect; a vegetable peeler does the job.

Excerpted from COOKING SOLO, © 2016 by Klancy Miller. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

1
Servings
1535
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

To toast the pine nuts, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat and stir the nuts continuously until they are slightly golden and release a faint, toasty aroma, 2 to 3 minutes.

Ingredients

  • large zucchini
  • 1  Cup  halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3  Cup  pitted and chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/4  Cup  diced feta cheese
  • 1  Tablespoon  pine nuts, toasted (see Note)
  • 3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  apple cider vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Trim the ends from the zucchini. Over a large bowl, shave them lengthwise into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Add the tomatoes, olives, feta, and pine nuts, and set aside.

In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegars, garlic, pepper, and a pinch of salt. Shake vigorously until emulsified, about 1 minute.

Pour the dressing over the vegetables and cheese and toss with your hands to coat. Transfer to a plate and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
100g
100%
Sugar
32g
36%
Saturated Fat
44g
100%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
147g
100%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
242mg
24%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
55mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
166mg
24%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
230mg
15%
Water
114g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.

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