Shaved Zucchini Salad With Parmesan and Pine Nuts

By smellyvegetarian on August 04, 2010

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    1. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    3. 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
    4. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    5. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    6. 2 lbs zucchini, trimmed
    7. 1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
    8. 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    9. 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shaved


  1. Whisk oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and crushed red pepper in small bowl to blend. Set dressing aside.
  2. Using vegetable peeler or V-slicer and working from top to bottom of each zucchini, slice zucchini into ribbons (about 1/16 inch thick). Place ribbons in large bowl. Add basil and nuts, then dressing; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Parmesan over salad.