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Marinated mint zucchini salad

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June 29, 2012
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Author Notes

When zucchini season hits, I can't get enough of them in raw marinated salads. This year the first zucchinis came ouit the same week that I decided to invest in an herb garden. Luckily mint grows like a weed so I haven't killed my plant yet (my cilantro is another story...). This recipe does require a mandoline (the cheap ones are fine...just watch your fingers) or really strong knife skills because the salad is best with very thin slices of zucchini and onion. —zahavah

  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 lemons for zest and juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • salt and pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Using a mandoline, slice zucchini and red onion.. If you don’t have a mandoline – no problem. Just slice the vegetables as thin as you can. Gently toss the vegetables together.
  2. Right before serving, zest lemons over the salad and then pour in the strained juice in as well.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinke with salt and pepper.
  4. Rinse and dry the mint leaves. Rip them into small pieces or chifonnade them into thin strips. (Chifonnade comes from french verb chiffoner = to crinkle and noun chiffon = rag.) The easiest way to cut the mint is to line the leaves up in a pile, roll them up into a tight tube, and slice perpendicularly with a knife.
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    1 Review

    Elaine July 29, 2020
    Great way to use that excess zucchini in the garden. Very refreshing and easy to make, especially if you have a mandoline on hand. Must serve immediately otherwise the salt will cause the zucchini to release water quickly, but nonetheless still delicious. Thank you, I will be making this often!