Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Summer Zucchini Salad

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I made this salad this weekend and loved it.  For so few ingredients, it packs in a ton of flavor.  A great recipe to enjoy summer produce at it's best!  And the best part about it?  It was super easy to make - only takes a few minutes to pull it all together.

{ recipe adapted from the August 6, 2012 issue of People magazine }

- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- salt, pepper
- Parmesan or similar cheese

1.  Halve zucchini.  Place 1 inch of water in saute pan and place zucchini in pan, skin side down.  Cover and stems for a few minutes.  Zucchini should be tender but not mushy.

2.  When zucchini has cooled, cut into paper thin slices.

3.  Place zucchini slices on a plate and top with arugula.  Add basil, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.  Top with cheese and serve.

{ makes one serving }

What did you cook this week?

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  1. This salad sonds delicious! Bookmarking & pinning to enjoy soon!

  2. Sounds great! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts!

  3. Excited to link up today! That salad looks delicious!

  4. Thanks for hosting!
    Have a good day :)

  5. Your salad looks so incredibly good!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting! Your salad looks amazing - I'm trying it this week, for sure. Thanks again!

  7. Thank you for hosting! Have a great day.
    With A Blast

  8. That salad sounds divine! Thank you for the recipe and thank you for hosting! -Marci

  9. I LOVE your recipes!!! This zucchini salad sounds divine! Thanks for hosting today!


  10. Your salad looks so tasty! I'm sharing my Mediterranean Cucumber Salad. Thanks for hosting!

  11. i am trying to eat more healthfully.... this is definitely a great recipe to try!

  12. holy beautiful salad batman! i am in love with zucchini like i can't even say - so i really dig this salad :)

    this week i've shared a recipe inspired by a recent trip to Toronto: Pan seared halibut with fresh from the market peas, seasonal baby potatoes, and an herb white wine vinaigrette. so friggin good.

    p.s. it's The Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop tomorrow - you're all welcome to stop by Gastronomical Sovereignty and link up your seasonal posts if you like!

  13. Everyone's posts are lookin' good! I can't wait to make my way through them all and see what's up (that's what she said! haha)...

    This week is Rock Paper Ingredient @ Taste Buds. The mission? Pistachios! I've shared my rendition of this ingredient: Grandma's Chocolate Cake with pulverized pistachios and an espresso icing. Holla!

  14. Sounds simple and looks delicious. And I have all the ingredients! Thanks

  15. The salad looks so fresh and inviting to eat! Thanks for hosting!

  16. That salad is gorgeous! Looks delicious. I have some zucchini waiting to be eaten. Yum!

  17. Your zucchini salad looks light and refreshing and I've never seen the squash used like this before... Thanks so much for hosting Tasty Tuesdays every week and have a wonderful weekend!

  18. MMM GREAT POST:)I wanna eat it all.
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    Have a great week dear

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  19. Thank salad sounds wonderful, don't know why I've never thought to put zucchini in my salads before. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


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