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Marinated Zucchini Salad

Still looking for ways to eat zucchini? This is a nice change from zucchini bread and stir-fried zucchini. I really liked this. I let it marinate for 7.5 hours and it tasted very strongly of the lemon juice. I could've used less lemon juice or maybe not marinated it for as long since it didn't taste much like zucchini by the end. But the slices still had a nice firmness to it. Really yummy. Served with some stuffed zucchini. Also snacked on the leftovers the next day. And since this recipe doesn't involve the stove, there's no need to produce heat in your kitchen in the middle of a heat wave.

small photo of Marinated Zucchini Salad

Marinated Zucchini Salad

2 small zucchini, washed and sliced paper thin
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp dried basil
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Toss the thinly sliced zucchini with the lemon juice, garlic halves, olive oil; salt and pepper to taste. Remember to use a non-reactive bowl for marinating.

  2. Cover bowl and refrigerate 4-8 hours, stirring occasionally.

  3. Once you are ready to serve the salad, Save one garlic clove, finely minced and toss back into the salad along with basil.

  4. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Best eaten within 24 hours

ingredients lined up
Not too many ingredients needed

zucchini slices mixed with marinade, ready to go in fridge
Ready to go sit in the fridge for a few hours. At this point, it's already kinda tasty.

Bigger photo of completed Marinated Zucchini Salad
Here's the finished dish after marinating for 7.5 hours.

Original Recipe: http://medfield.patch.com/articles/recipe-zucchini-marinated-salad

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Sounds like that would taste good done up on the grill too.

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oh neat...I didn't know that about the blossoms.

yum! Do you use a mandolin or food processor to slice them so nicely?

Just a knife still for me. I still haven't bought a food processor though I'm window shopping those too.

That sounds tasty. We'll be getting more zukes in our CSA tomorrow and I think I'll make this. (Already shredded and froze all the ones from last week.)

Yum! I just saw a similar recipe for beet chips - looks good!

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