Zucchini and tomato salad

zucchini tomato saladThis is basically a Jacques Pépin recipe, from his book “Fast Food My Way!”

2 or 3 5-7″ zucchini

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup tomatoes, diced

2 sprigs fresh thyme, oregano or cilantro

olive oil, lemon juice

optional: pablano pepper, diced; 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, diced; red, green or yellow bell pepper, diced

With a vegetable peeler shave the zucchini in thin slices the long way. When you get to the seedy center, pivot the zucchini and shave the other sides. Throw out the seedy center. Put shavings in a non reactive bowl, sprinkle with salt, and toss. Add the rest of the ingredients. Toss together and serve. Serves two.

You will not believe how good this tastes, and it was ready in 5 minutes. There is no reason to serve zucchini any other way. Of course Jacques has a recipe for zucchini and tomato gratin that I want to try.



One Response

  1. How about a delicious eggplant recipe?

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