Greek Style Zucchini Salad

Greek Style Zucchini Salad


I picked up a bunch of zucchini on the weekend and I was thinking about making a raw zucchini salad. I have used zucchini in salads before though mostly thinly sliced and I was thinking that grating it would also be nice. With the Taste of the Danforth Greek food event coming up this weekend here in Toronto I have been thinking about Greek flavours a lot and a Greek style zucchini salad was sounding good. Some of the first things that come to mind when I think about Greek food are extra virgin olive oil, feta, lemons, dill and mint so I added all of them to the salad along with some garlic and a green onion to round things out. This salad was really easy to make and it came together in almost no time. The key to this salad though is letting it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to over night to let the flavours come out and mingle so you will want to plan on making it ahead of time. Once the flavours have had a chance to come out this salad is really amazing! The salty feta, tart lemon and herbs really come together to make this salad nice and bright and vibrant and light and fresh and good. This salad is nice and refreshing when served still chilled from the fridge on warm summer days.

Greek Style Zucchini Salad

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 pound zucchini (grated)
1 tablespoon mint (chopped)
1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
1 green onion (sliced)
1/4 cup feta (crumbled)
1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic (grated)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Mix the zucchini, mint, dill,green onions and feta in a large bowl.
2. Mix the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Toss the salad and the dressing.
4. Chill in the fridge for several hours to overnight before serving.

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48 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I've been making zucchini salads and "pasta" like crazy lately!! They're so fresh and abundant. Love your creation, as always!!

Marysol said...

Well, would you look at that (I'm giving this my best Jack Benny look).
Kevin, my ideas for zucchini lately needed a major kick in the pants, so this is very timely. And it helps that I already have all of the ingredients. Looks mighty fine!

Anncoo said...

I would definitely want to try this out. Its really look good!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The Salad looks so refreshing, & easy to make.

Kerstin said...

What a pretty refreshing salad - love your Greek twist and the feta in it!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

This dish looks so fresh and healthy!

Elizabeth said...

This looks like it would be a great accompaniment to the greek chicken sandwiches I plan on making later this week. I love feta with veggies!

noobcook said...

This looks super refreshing and cheery.

Nina Timm said...

I like the idea of the grated zucchini...it is a refreshing change to the normal slices. Love the Greek flavors that you have added!!

Caro said...

Heading to the kitchen - that's supper tonight sorted!

Lin said...

Sounds wonderful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

With feta and dill, you can't go wrong! That salad looks fabulous!

Cheers,

Rosa

♥peachkins♥ said...

Your salad looks perfect,as always!

Jenn said...

I love zucchini. I'm always try ing to find new way to use them. This is perfect for a summer meal.

The Culinary Chase said...

Kevin, this looks sooooo delicious! I am definitely going to make this! Love all the ingredients. Cheers!

Sam Sotiropoulos said...

Opa, Kevin! Looks good. :-) Will you be going to the taste this year? Sne dme an email and let me know. Perhaps we can hook up?

Jacqueline said...

A good choice of flavours Kevin!

Jennifer said...

This is the first greek style salad made with zucchini Ive seen! I love it, need to try!! Stunning picture too, vibrant!

ttfn300 said...

fresh and tasty, a perfect dish for summer :)

pigpigscorner said...

Another great use of zucchini! Delicious!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What an easy, original way to use zucchini. I am always looking for new ways to use my bumper crop of zucchini.

Katerina said...

This looks great! I am so glad it is zucchini season, I know a lot of people lament the surplus but I just love it and eat it in abundance all year long.

Cooking with Michele said...

I'm swimming in zucchini thanks to a ridiculously successful garden this year, so will make this for my dinner party this weekend, along with my fried shoestring zucchini that is delicious and addictive:

http://cookingwithmichele.blogspot.com/2009/08/fried-shoestring-zucchini.html

Dawn said...

what a great way to eat your veggies. I would love to add some carrots to this...think it would work?

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks incredible!! What a perfect summer salad!!

Gloria said...

ang guess what i have in the refridgerator yes, zucchini....gonna try this recipe today.....thanks 4 sharing.

The Duo Dishes said...

This is so nice! Never though to eat zukes this way.

Maria said...

Great way to use up the summer zucchini! I have everything for this at home! Thanks!

Yasmeen said...

Very creative and fresh salad,love the cheesey bits of feta :P

Cara said...

sounds very refreshing indeed, I love raw zucchini salads.

Soma said...

Very Innovative! I found another kind of squash here the other day, almost like zucchini, but not as green & they were so sweet almost tasted like a cucumber. this recipe would be great with that.

mirela said...

My friend just made this salad yesterday, after I printed your recipe for her! I got a taste of it today, after it sat for a night in the fridge. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so much!

Deborah said...

A great way to use up my zucchini!

Sara said...

Mmm, this looks so good! I love greek zucchini dishes, and this is definitely the time of year to be using up all those zucchinis!

lydiatheperfectpantry said...

Any dish that combines zucchini, feta and mint works for me!

vangogh said...

thank you for the new and interesting way to take advantage of the summer's bounty of fresh zucchini. I added cannellini beans just for kicks. on a mound of greens it's a complete summertime meal

The Food Hunter said...

This is great. I bought a bunch of zucchini last night. I can't wait to try this recipe.

Sam said...

Kevin - Hi! I love your recipes - I have quite a few printed out to try. I made this one the other day and it has gone into my "favorite recipes" folder. Love it! Thanks for all the wonderful food ideas and the beautiful pictures.

Aladdin's Cave keepster said...

Hello Kevin! Recently found your blog...it's AMAZING!!!For someone who was bored with his meals you've realy sproused things up!
I regulary make your recipes and they always are great! Keep up the good work!

Debbie said...

I just made this because I am dying for a little taste of summer. Thanks! it was delicious!

Anonymous said...

I would love to scoop this over some Greek Yogurt!

Anonymous said...

This is so delicious and easy! I had a couple of girlfriends I hadn't seen for 40 years (!) over for lunch and made several different salads. Because I had some zucchini from the farmers market, I thought a zucchini salad would be good, even though I had never made one. I did not include the feta because one of my friends can't eat cheese, and it was still so delicious! Be sure to make it the night before and use fresh dill and mint. Wonderful! Thank you.

Hala said...

This is delicious! I transitioned it into fall with the addition of some spaghetti squash, and as I inexplicably had no lemons on hand (weird), used red wine vinegar instead. Still excellent! Next I'm trying your shrimp and pumpkin bisque, I had some homemade shrimp stock languishing in my freezer, and this is the perfect use. Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

That is my kind of salad. I am sitting here drooling Kevin. It is about time I visited more regularly. Hope you are well.

Jac
x

Erin / Miri-love said...

I added plum tomato and chopped baby spinach to mine... holy cow I can't stop eating this. Thank you for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

When you call for green onion do you mean a scallion?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Yes, scallion and green onion are two different names for the same thing.

Sarah@WellDined said...

Love it! What a great way to eat raw produce! I only let mine sit for 30 minutes, and it was still awesome.

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