22 July 2014

Greek Style Feta + Zucchini Salad

Zucchini is a favorite of mine, and it's in full production at this very moment. As we all know, this means there will be a multitude of the prolific vegetable from now until fall. So, as you're being inundated with this garden delight, I thought you might enjoy a new, very tasty and  very easy way to prepare it.

feta + zucchini salad

While looking for a seasonal dish to serve with steak, I came across this recipe in a 2007 Vegetarian Times. And what I love about this dish, besides is bright flavor, is just how pretty is serves up.


Juice of one large lemon (approx. 3T)
Zest of one large lemon (approx. 1 tsp)
1 Clove garlic, minced
1/3 C Olive Oil
2 Medium zucchini, peeled into ribbons (approx. 4 C)
1 Medium sweet onion, sliced paper thin (approx. 1C)
1/2 C Crumbled feta cheese
2 Green onions (approx. 1/4 C)
1T Fresh mint, chopped
1T Fresh parsley, chopped

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Slice your zucchini into two halves. Using a potato peeler (or, if you're brave, a mandolin), peel zucchini into thin ribbons. Add this to your sliced onions in a large bowl. 

Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with s+p. Toss zucchini mixture with dressing, cover, and let marinate two hours (or up to two days). Sprinkle with feta, mint, + parsley just before serving.

zucchini salad

This dish couldn't be any easier to prepare. The fresh mint + lemon pack a punch of flavor that's cool + refreshing while the feta adds a creaminess that balances the citrus. 
greek style zucchini feta salad
It's a culinary explosion of refreshing flavor that's the perfect side dish for your next bbq. This one is definitely a keeper in my arsenal of seasonal recipes.

Here are two more zucchini recipes to help add some variety in your summer bounty: Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Parmesean Bake. Enjoy!



  1. This looks really yum. It's the second type of recipe that I've seen like this in a few days, so now I want veggie-noodles. ;) I might need to try this with a peeler!

  2. I love fresh vegetables and this looks so yummy.

  3. Do try it! Ribbons of vege's just look so pretty on the plate. And this one tastes extra yummy!

  4. This looks awesome. I will have to change it a bit because I hate mint and a whole cup of raw onion seems like a LOT to me. Does the lemon dressing alter the onion a bit?

  5. This looks great! I've pinned it to try since my garden is really producing right now.


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