AT A GLANCE
Fresh young zucchini have a lovely creamy texture and are wonderful in salads.
5 small green zucchini
1 tbsp mixed toasted seeds, such as sunflower, sesame and pepitas
To serve: finely grated parmesan
To serve: zucchini flowers, stamens removed and torn (optional)
- Mint and lemon dressing
1 cup (firmly packed) mint leaves
125 ml (½ cup) extra-virgin olive oil (mild-tasting)
1 small garlic clove, halved
Juice of 1 lemon, finely grated rind of ½
||Slice zucchini into a bowl using a mandolin, season with ¾ tsp sea salt flakes and stand until zucchini softens (2 minutes). Drain well and pat dry with absorbent paper, then return to a dry bowl.
||For mint and lemon dressing, blend ingredients in a blender until a fairly fine sauce forms. Pour over zucchini, toss to coat and season to taste.
||Transfer zucchini to a platter, scatter with seeds and zucchini flowers, finish with parmesan and serve.
FAST, ZUCCHINI, DRINK SUGGESTION, CHEESE, SUMMER, VEGETARIAN, PARMESAN, SALAD, LEMONS, ITALIAN, GARLIC, LUNCH
PERFUMED WHITE FIANO.
, suggested by MAX ALLEN