Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zucchini Ribbon Salad


So I have finally tired of my Greek salads. That's right after pulling a Jennifer Aniston and eating the same thing for lunch everyday for months I finally got a little sick of it. I came across this recipe on pinterest, which led me to a new favorite blog, Proud Italian Cook. All of her food is right up my alley made with fresh produce and pasta, and her pictures are gorgeous. You will want to cook/eat everything on her blog!

This salad is truly delicious. I even made it yesterday with squash instead of zucchini and it was still fabulous. I also added corn into mine because we had some extra we had grilled over the weekend and I thought it was the perfect addition. This salad will be your new go-to salad and not to mention it would be gorgeous to serve at a dinner party.

ZUCCHINI RIBBON SALAD (My Version)
-Zucchini
-Arugula
-Toasted Pine Nuts
-Grilled Corn
-Feta Cheese

DRESSING
-Red Wine Vinegar
-Olive Oil
-Dijon Mustard
-Salt and Pepper to taste

I have no exact measurements so just use as much or as little as you prefer. I used about 1 zucchini per salad and grilled it in two batches.





Here are the instructions in the words of the Proud Italian Cook
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

Check out The Proud Italian Cook Blog HERE for more gorgeous pics and recipe info

20 comments:

Jenny Castle Design said...

This looks delicious and a nice switch up from the same old thing...I'm a repeat offender too. Thanks for passing along the new blog!

Taylor said...

Yum! Your pictures are just as pretty as hers!

Sara Mueller said...

This looks so healthy and delicious! Great recipe!

My Life as A Plate said...

ummm YUMM!! I already wrote down the recipe hahah. Anything with grilled corn zucc. AND arugula has to be fab! Thanks for sharing

megan said...

Looks delish! Love your plates, too! :)

Things That Sparkle said...

Yum this sounds so good!

Carly said...

Looks delicious!

Amanda Hill said...

I am totally drooling over this! Yum~ho

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Looks delightful. And I have no idea how you ate the same thing every day. I would have been so bored.

Anne said...

This looks fab!Always on the lookout for new recipes.Love Italian food!!
~Anne

blue chickadee said...

Looks so delicious and reminds me of a similar zucchini salad from Bon Appetit that I am addicted too! Except you don't cook the zucchini, just shave very thin and the dressing does all the work!!! Can't wait to try this one!!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh yuummmm-O! This looks amazing! And healthy too!

La Bonne Santé said...

This looks so delicious! I can't wait to make it, thanks for the recipe!

Portuguese Prepster said...

looks delicious and easy to make!

Jill said...

OK that looks delish!! You have the best recipes

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Looks yummy! Your white pizza dip was a huge hit on Saturday!

Cam said...

wow! that looks ah-mazing! yum!

Ashley said...

Love zucchini ribbons! A good change of pace from regular old salads!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

You are making me hungry...and it is *way* too late to be hungry! (c: I really like the different mix of ingredients and you are totally right, it looks great, too!

SADBBLOG said...

this looks amazing! I've decided, you guys can move in and I have a H&M about 10 mins away so we can shop together and then you can teach me all your recipes!! xo

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