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Inspired Side: Salad With Zucchini & Pecorino

Inspired Side: Salad With Zucchini & Pecorino

The French are known for creating characteristically simple dishes that highlight the natural flavor of a distinct ingredient. In this case, zucchini is the shining star. Crisp greens, ripe cherry tomatoes, and shaved pecorino cheese act as the backdrop in this delicious, quick salad. Slice the zucchini with a vegetable peeler to get super thin ribbons. Serve as a starter to an elegant dinner alongside grilled chicken or pork. It will also couple wonderfully with a light pasta. Don't let the summer go by without making this French inspired salad! For the recipe please


Mixed Greens with Zucchini and Pecorino
From Claudine Pepin (Jacques' daughter)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
6 ounces mixed greens
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
1 small, very firm zucchini, very thinly sliced lengthwise
Pecorino shavings

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and garlic, then whisk in the olive oil. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the mixed greens, tomatoes and zucchini and toss well.
  3. Garnish the salad with pecorino shavings and serve.

Serves 4.

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
This looks great: tomorrows dinner for sure!
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Looks great!
wiggle wiggle 8 years
This looks so good and good for ya!!! Love a side salad that isn't just greens.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Oh this looks fab!
celeblover celeblover 8 years
Yummmmmmmy!
Scarlet Scarlet 8 years
YUM!! Zucchini is so good.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
That sounds delicious!
Whoaaa-Stephanie Whoaaa-Stephanie 8 years
mmmm i love zucchinis
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