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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.

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

  • 2 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
  • 1 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
Servings1
Calories Per Serving723
Total Fat61g94%
Sugar25gN/A
Saturated13g64%
Cholesterol33mg11%
Protein17g33%
Carbs36g12%
Vitamin A193µg21%
Vitamin B120.6µg10.6%
Vitamin B61mg70%
Vitamin C141mg100%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E9mg45%
Vitamin K73µg91%
Calcium357mg36%
Fiber10g41%
Folate (food)196µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)196µg49%
Iron5mg30%
Magnesium170mg42%
Monounsaturated36gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg24%
Phosphorus473mg68%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium2227mg64%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg57.7%
Sodium2283mg95%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg30.1%
Zinc4mg28%