Recipe by Lizbeth
"Fresh salad, great side for summer dinners. Use regular olive oil if smoked olive oil is unavailable. Smoked olive oil has its own unique taste, and while you could substitute with regular olive oil I would strongly suggest trying the smoked first; it is really amazing."
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baby zucchini, sliced thinly
red onion, sliced thin
red bell pepper, diced
fresh basil, minced
smoked olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Such a refreshing, light and seasonal alternative to the typical and heavier potato and pasta salads, and I'm pleased to be the first to review it. Nutritious and guilt-free, not only is this delicious, but it's pretty, colorful, and so simple with its few ingredients that it would complement almost anything. I didn't have smoked olive oil (nor have I ever heard of it to tell you the truth!) so I used the extra virgin olive oil option. Also, I'm not a big fan of balsamic vinegar (generally too heavy and sweet for me) so I substituted fresh lemon juice which for me was perfect. This salad is great as is, but I would be interested to try it with fresh dill or parsley. There are unlimited possibilies, of course, for other additions, but in my view that would just "busy this up" and then it wouldn't be the simple yet perfect salad it is just as written. This will be something I rely on often, since in addition to all the other things it has going for it, it's made from ingredients I readily have on hand. Hope your recipe flys Lizbeth!
Flavor not to any of my guests taste.
I loved this salad! I did make a modification though, instead of putting raw bell pepper I just roasted the pepper a bit and added it to the salad.
Delicious and simple. This is a wonderful way to use up some of those fresh, summer zucchini. It's a great side dish for a summer meal.
This recipe is a perfect side dish for summer cook-outs and a great way to use up excess zucchini from your garden! I would use more of the dressing next time and more salt. I added about 1/2 tsp lemon zest as well to brighten the flavor and counteract the sweetness of the balsamic.
I never thought this recipe was that good. I used cilanter instead of basil and regular olive oli. It was just yummy!!
light and refreshing. I used tomatoes and thin stips of spinach. I never had raw yellow squash before and it was great with the little crunch. Next time I'll try the zucchini.
Exlnt...I also used yellow Zucchini, fantastic color and tried White Balsamic vinegar. Perked it up and the flavors of the onion, pepper and basl really stood out. Keeper for sure....
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baby Zucchini Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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