Shaved raw zucchini salad with mastiha-lemon vinaigrette

Shaved Raw Zucchini Salad with Mastiha-Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Raw Zucchini Salad with Mastiha-Lemon Vinaigrette
Serves 6
One of my favorite things to eat in the summer is raw zucchini salad. It's so easy and so elegant. Just shave the zucchini and toss with herbs, tomatoes and a great Greek vinaigrette with excellent Greek olive oil and Greek mustard and a pinch of mastiha. To find them, click here .
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds / I kilo zucchini
  2. 1 ½ cups cherry or teardrop tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  3. 1 tablespoon Greek mustard or other mustard
  4. 1 teaspoon mastiha crystals
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 3 tablespoons fresh, strained lemon juice
  7. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  8. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or basil
  9. ½ cup extra virgin Greek olive oil
  10. Pepper and additional salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Trim the root and stem end from the zucchini and discard.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the zucchini into strips until nothing but the seed bed is left, which you should discard.
  3. Place the zucchini and tomatoes in a serving bowl.
  4. Using a mortar and pestle, pulverize the mastiha crystals and half teaspoon of salt to a fine powder.
  5. Whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil and herbs until emulsified and creamy. Stir in the mastiha-salt mixture. Adjust taste with additional salt. Pour over the zucchini-tomato mixture and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.
Greek Food - Greek Cooking - Greek Recipes by Diane Kochilas http://www.dianekochilas.com/

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