In my hunt for interesting and exciting things to do with courgettes this courgette salad recipe landed in my inbox. I have never made courgette salad before but I will definitely make it again! This was really good and so simple to make. It's nice to have different side salads rather than just green lettuce leaves!
Marinated Courgette Ribbons (adapted from Thyme for Cooking)
(Serves 3-4 as a side dish)
1 courgette or summer squash
1 red onion, sliced
3 tbs chopped, fresh parsley
For the Vinaigrette
1 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp white Balsamic or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried italian herbs
3 tbsp olive oil
Make the vinaigrette; Put the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and basil in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly add olive oil, whisking constantly, until thick.
Slice the courgette lengthwise with a vegetable peeler.
Put the courgette and onion in bowl and pour over the vinaigrette, stir well to combine. Cover and put in the fridge for 4 – 8 hours, or leave on the counter for 1 – 2 hours.
Top with an extra drizzle of olive oil if you like, and a sprinkle of sea salt.