The best part about this recipe is not that it's so simple, quick to make, healthy, and beautiful. What makes it really stand out is the Pecorino cheese. By julienning the Pecorino to the same size as the zucchini, it makes it possible to evenly distribute to every bite and brings this whole dish together.
If you happen to have a julienne peeler, it will really perfect the texture of this dish.
The most important thing when making fresh, seasonal, produce-driven recipes is to remember that you know your ingredients better than anyone else. Use your judgement to make this your own. Your tomatoes might be sweeter than ours. Your cheese might be saltier. Your zucchini might be a different size. Adjust as needed until it tastes great! —The Leftover Chefs
large Zucchini, approximately 1/2#, julienned
1 1/2 tablespoons
xtra-Virgin Olive Oil, enough to coat
White Balsamic Vinegar, enough to coat
Pecorino Romano, julienned
Thai Chile, thinly sliced
Sun Gold Tomatoes, a mixture of halved and quartered
Fresh Basil, picked leaves for garnish
Maldon Salt (or some type of flake salt) & Black Pepper, to taste
In This Recipe
In a bowl, combine the zucchini, olive oil, and white balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat.
Add the Pecorino Cheese, Thai Chile, and Cherry Tomatoes and toss lightly.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with basil leaves.