Saturday, August 14, 2010

Simple Zucchini Salad

Zucchini are plentiful this time of the year. They likely grow in your own garden, are available at roadside farm stands and are 3 for 1$ at the farmers market. With the long and hot summer this year, not only are they plentiful but also huge. Truly, a zucchini deluge by this time. This is a wonderful simple salad with few ingredients and very refreshing for the hot summer days.

1 large zucchini
salt, pepper to taste
white grapefruit balsamic vinegar  (or just white balsamic vinegar or lemon) (*available at Fiore, Bar Harbor)
olive oil
fresh herbs (e.g. mint, cilantro, or fresh oregano)
feta crumbles  (best also from the farmer market)

special equipment: mandolin.

Slice the zucchini really thinly using a mandolin. Arrange on a plate, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Cover with wrap and marinate for 15 min in the fridge. To serve, sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs and feta crumbles. 

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