Recipe: Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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I just discovered this recipe for Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette this summer, but it’s already become a favorite. The vinaigrette is so lemony and delicious. It’s best the day you make it. Try it as part of this All-Local Dinner Party Menu.

Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

From Eating Well, July-Aug. 2011

Ingredients

  • Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1 pound zucchini (2-3 medium)
  • 1 large bulb fennel, quartered and cored, fronds reserved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 6 tablespoons hard sheep’s milk cheese from the market or shredded Manchego or Asiago cheese

Instructions

  1. Very thinly slice zucchini lengthwise into long strips with a vegetable peeler, mandoline or knife. Place strips on a double layer of paper towel and let stand while you prepare rest of salad.
  2. Very thinly slice fennel bulb with a knife or mandoline. Chop about 1/4 cup of fronds. Whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add zucchini, fennel, fronds and onion; gently stir to coat well. Serve sprinkled with cheese.
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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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