Recipe by Sharon123
Mmmmm....zucchini and cucumber marinated in an oil and balsamic vinegar dressing kicked up with olives, cherry tomatoes and dijon mustard! Adapted from Country Home magazine.
Top Review by COOKGIRl
The salad ingredients were arranged on a layer of baby arugula and I replaced the black olives with green (forgot to buy). The big difference was that I didn't stir the dressing in with the vegetables rather served it on the side for better presentation. Used vegetables from either the farmer's market or out CSA box. Lemon cucumbers would have been a good addition if I had had any on hand. Reviewed for Veg Tag/September. Thank you!
- 1 lb small zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 large English cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin rings
- 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can black olives, pitted and sliced
- 1⁄2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup loosely packed fresh Italian parsley
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon-style mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl, combine zucchini, cucumber, onion, olives, tomatoes, and parsley.
- For the dressing, whisk together oil, vinegars, mustard, salt, hot pepper sauce, garlic, and pepper. Add to zucchini mixture; toss to coat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
- Makes 5 servings.