Sunday, 28 August 2011

Zucchini walnut salad (suitable for ekadasi)


Sometimes it's nice to have a vegetable raw that you usually have cooked, and courgettes (zucchini) are no exception, We have rather a glut of them at the moment so I was thinking up new ways to use them and came up with this. It being an ekadasi day when I made this salad, the courgette ribbons were an excellent substitute for lettuce.
The recipe below makes enough for 4 servings as a side dish, or 2-3 as a main dish.



1 medium courgette (zucchini)
2 medium apples
1/2 a cucumber (or a whole ridge cucumber)
A good handful of walnut halves
A drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
1 tab fresh lemon juice
seasalt and black pepper to taste

  • Prepare the vegetables and apples and mix together in a bowl:
  • Wash, top and tail the zucchini and shave into ribbons using a y-shaped peeler
  • Peel and dice the cucumber
  • Gently crush the walnut halves with a rolling pin
  • Slice or dice the apples (do this last so they don't get the chance to go brown before you add the lemon juice)
  • Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, mixing well


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