Shaved Zucchini Salad

Serves 4.
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zucchini salad
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mandolin slicer peeler

Zucchini salad made from paper thin shavings of zucchini with toasted pine nuts, basil, and Parmesan cheese.


2 pounds medium zucchini, about 4.
1/2 Cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 Cup pine nuts, toasted
1/3 Cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
Pinch of salt and pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese


1) Add the olive oil, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to a small bowl and whisk to combine.

2) Toast your pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat for a few minutes until they’re lightly tan and fragrant.  Watch them closely or they’ll burn.

3) Wash your zucchini and chop the ends off.  Using a peeler or mandoline, slice the zucchini into very thin slices.  Also chop your basil roughly.

4) Add the zucchini, basil, and pine nuts to a bowl and drizzle in the dressing.  Be careful not to over-dress the salad.  Just add enough to lightly coat everything.

5) Piling the dressing on a plate and shave a few big slivers of Parmesan cheese over the dish.  Serve it immediately!