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Shaved Zucchini Salad |

Shaved Zucchini and Herb Salad with Parmigiano

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Thin ribbons of raw zucchini serve as the perfect backdrop for fresh herbs, Parmigiano and pistachios in this easy summery salad, topped with the perfect lemony dressing.



For the dressing:

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the zucchini-herb salad:

  • 2 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup of your favorite mixed herbs, such as parsley, mint, basil, lightly packed
  • About ½ cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • Microgreens for garnish


  1. Make the dressing:  Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Set aside until ready to dress the salad.
  2. Make the salad:  Working lengthwise, shave the zucchini into thin ribbons from top to bottom using a mandoline or V-slicer.  Arrange the zucchini ribbons on a large platter. Tear the herbs and add on top of the zucchini.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave strips of Parmigiano over the salad. Top with the toasted pistachios and microgreens. Drizzle the dressing over the zucchini and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Note: It is best to dress the salad immediately before serving as the zucchini and the herbs will soften quickly.