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  • Madeleine Moniz

    Zucchini Ribbon Salad Ribbons of zucchini can instantly transform a simple salad into something you might see served at an upscale restaurant, not only does it look pretty, but the added zucchini adds a special element of flavor. This is so easy to make and you don't even need a fancy gadget to do it! A simple vegetable peeler is all you'll need to to cut the thin lengthwise strips of zucchini. Start by cutting off the ends of your zucchini then use your peeler to cut the strips, stopping and turning when you see the seeds. The unused portion as seen in the photo above can easily be diced up and used for future use. You'll want to make sure you cook your strips of zucchini either in a stove top grill or saute pan coated with a tiny bit of olive oil, they only take a couple of minutes. Make sure they cool completely before adding them to your salad. I used arugula for my salad base and tossed it in a vinaigrette of 3 parts olive oil to 1 part red wine vinegar, added a touch of Dijon, a crushed garlic clove, salt, black pepper and oregano, any lemon based dressing would be work as well. Lay your zucchini strips on top, toss in some feta or shaved Parmesan and sprinkle with toasted nuts, I used hazelnuts here with the feta, but pine nuts or slivered almonds would be just as good. To finish, drizzle a little more dressing over the top. Just let your creative juices flow and make it your own! Buon Appetito Print Posted by Proud Italian Cook at 12:30 AM Labels: salad, zucchini ribbons Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook 44 comments: Magdalena said... This salad looks absolutely delicious - fresh and crispy. I am more and more glad that summer approaches. Yumm! April 26, 2010 5:11 AM TamboinMO said... This looks so delicious and fresh...will have to add it to the menu for this weeks meals! Thanks for the ALWAYS inspiring recipes! April 26, 2010 6:41 AM Stacey Snacks said... I love your ribbons, mine always burn on the grill! I made your ribbon pasta last year, and that was delish. April 26, 2010 7:00 AM Susan @ SGCC said... Your salad looks lovely What a coincidence too! I made a salad just like this for my cooking class last Friday, but I used ricotta salata instead of feta (more Italian). I love zucchini ribbons! April 26, 2010 7:41 AM Cara said... The hazelnuts sound delicious! I make a very similar zucchini salad but I use pistachios, also very good :) I also wanted to tell you that I made the pea & edamame puree with ricotta toasts last week and really enjoyed it, but perhaps the leftovers were even better. I made some quick ravioli using wonton wrappers and the pea puree, and I strained and baked the ricotta so that it was caramelized and could be crumbled on top of the ravioli. With a quick browned butter sauce and some toasted walnuts, it was a phenomenal meal! April 26, 2010 7:47 AM Patrice said... I'm in! I'm stopping at the store while I'm out today and picking up a few zucchini and some arugula so I can make this tonight. I just bought a mandoline, so it should make quick work of the zuccini strips. Wow. My mouth is just watering. Thanks, Marie! April 26, 2010 8:20 AM Patrice @ Circle-B-Kitchen said... I'm in! This looks so amazing, Marie. I'm stopping at the store while I'm out today and buying some zucchini and arugula so I can make this tonight. I just bought a mandoline so it should make quick work of the zucchini strips. My mouth is so watering right now. Thanks, Marie! April 26, 2010 8:21 AM Kate said... Great idea. We enjoy zucchini but I have never grilled strips as you did. Looks wonderful. April 26, 2010 8:35 AM Ciao Chow Linda said... Oh how I wish I had some zucchini to make this salad for lunch today. I'll have to remember this for another time. April 26, 2010 9:37 AM Cathy said... What a beautiful salad, Marie. The grill marks on the zucchini strips adds lovely color and hazelnuts add a nice crunch. I can't wait to try this. April 26, 2010 10:32 AM Joanne said... Those zucchini strips are supremely purty. I love the hazelnut addition. It really sets this apart. April 26, 2010 12:59 PM The Short (dis)Order Cook said... This is a perfect way to eat zucchini. You inspired me with a similar recipe a while back and it's been a staple veggie for me ever since! April 26, 2010 2:26 PM Who Has Time To Cook? said... This looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try it with my first crop of zucchini this summer! April 26, 2010 3:13 PM The Food Hunter said... perfect timing I was looking for something to make with zucchini tonight. April 26, 2010 3:23 PM Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... I've done this Marie, and it tastes so good! I never thought to add nust..wonderful idea! Thanks for your kind friend is improving day by day. She was very lucky! ♥ Pat April 26, 2010 4:16 PM Jen_from_NJ said... What a beautiful salad! I love the combination of arugula and zucchini. Tangy feta and some nuts for crunch - just perfect! April 26, 2010 5:04 PM Juliana said... This zucchini salad looks so nice, love the way you sliced them...very nice and tasty :-) April 26, 2010 5:26 PM LaDue & Crew said... This is gorgeous! I've been MIA for awhile, but glad to come back and see this fabulous dish! April 26, 2010 6:27 PM Lauren said... Gorgeous salad! I can't get enough zucchini during the summer months, so I will definitely be trying this. April 26, 2010 6:35 PM Gloria said... I love zucchini Marie and this look awesome and tasty!! gloria April 26, 2010 6:35 PM FOODalogue said... Definitely my kind of dish. I love the addition of the salty cheese and hazelnuts (which seem to be under-utilized and are so delicious). I would finish with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. And, as a true Italian pasta lover, if there were any leftover, I know this would be delicious tossed with pasta the next day! April 26, 2010 6:42 PM JennT1981 said... So excited I came upon your blog this evening...I will be making a version of your zucchini ribbon salad, thanks for the inspiration! April 26, 2010 7:13 PM JennT1981 said... So excited I came upon your blog this evening...I will be making a version of your zucchini ribbon salad, thanks for the inspiration! April 26, 2010 7:13 PM linda said... I love your blog...can't you make your recipes printer friendly, or is there something I'm missing?? April 26, 2010 8:59 PM Bunny said... This is beautiful Marie, your pic looks like it should be in a magazine! April 26, 2010 9:30 PM Valen said... Cool salad! I love how you grilled the zucchini! April 26, 2010 10:52 PM Marie said... Oh my goodness, I could eat a pound of this beautiful salad! I tend to overlook zucchini, but this recipe has gotten my attention big time. April 26, 2010 11:32 PM Danielle said... Wow...what a great idea! And so beautiful too April 27, 2010 12:10 AM Joe Ambrosino said... Pure Italian! April 27, 2010 1:47 AM Cherine said... This salad looks absolutely delicious and beautiful!! April 27, 2010 2:58 AM Proud Italian Cook said... Linda, If I could find an easy way to do it I would in a heartbeat! Any suggestions readers? April 27, 2010 8:47 AM Sophie said... A georgous & tasty superb loooking salad!! Lovely ,..eeuh,..excellent food! April 27, 2010 12:46 PM Barbara GF said... I could eat a huge bowl of that salad, Marie. I love zucchini ribbons! April 27, 2010 2:43 PM tasteofbeirut said... Looks so pretty with that vibrant green color; we grew up on zucchini salad with mint and garlic dressing so I love it; your way is way more elegant! April 27, 2010 7:53 PM Mary Coleman said... Simply beautiful!!! April 28, 2010 7:49 PM Knitting Mania said... So colorful and healthy, best looking salad I've seen lately. Ciao! April 29, 2010 1:38 AM Lori Lynn said... Wow Marie! That is soooo pretty. And I bet it tasted great. Another great idea! LL April 29, 2010 10:59 AM italian kitchen decor said... GREAT!! I'll give this simple recipe a try. Yes, you can cook Thank U :O) April 30, 2010 1:26 AM una mamma italiana said... This is one of those dishes that looks so cool with minimal effort but still tastes awesome!! I LOVE zucchini and I think I want to try this with goat cheese:) yum! April 30, 2010 4:18 PM Kevin said... What a nice zucchini salad! I like grilling up zucchini like this. May 1, 2010 12:08 PM Claudia said... I'm going to babysit those ribbons and not char them this time. Want to do this for Mother's Day. We have zucchini and eggplants growing in our front flower garden in NYC growing up - my mother adores them! May 7, 2010 3:50 PM Anonymous said... I made and served this salad at a little dinner party with zucchini from my neighbor's garden - it was a huge success! Thanks! August 16, 2010 8:00 PM Proud Italian Cook said... Anonymous, I'm so glad it was a sucess! August 16, 2010 8:20 PM Kali said... I know what I'm making for dinner tonight! Glad I already have Zucchini! June 21, 2011 8:04 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Related Posts with Thumbnails Proud member of FoodBlogs Search Here for Recipes and More powered by Proud Italian Cook Promote Your Page Too Subscribe via email Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner Blog Archive ► 2012 (2) ► 2011 (51) ▼ 2010 (70) ► December (5) ► November (5) ► October (5) ► September (4) ► August (8) ► July (6) ► June (7) ► May (6) ▼ April (6) I've Been On a Salad Kick Lately! Zucchini Ribbon Salad Fresh Strawberry and Ricotta Tart All About Peas... 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