Photogenic Shaved Zucchini Salad (Made For Instagram)

Photogenic Shaved Zucchini Salad (Made For Instagram)
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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.
  • 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 tablespoon 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and cheese and toss with your hands to coat. Transfer to a plate and serve.