Spicy Marinated Zucchini and Mozzarella Salad
Lemony, spicy, creamy, crunchy. This Zucchini salad has it all, it is fresh and light, but served with crusty bread it is substantial enough for lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
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- 1 lemon
- 1 red chillies (2 if you want a kick(
- 1 small garlic clove
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and cracked black pepper
- 300 g zucchini
- 1 mozzarella ball
- fresh basil and parsley to serve
Zest the lemon into a large bowl, then cut it in half and squeeze in the juice.
Finely chop the chilli (remove the seeds and membranes for a milder taste) and add to the lemon.
Crush the garlic and place into the bowl with the chilli and lemon.
Pour in the olive oil and stir well with a fork until well combined.
Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Finely slice the zucchini. You want slices that are about 2.5mm thick. (I use the mandoline)
Add the zucchini to the dressing and toss well.
Leave it to stand for a few of minutes then spread over a serving platter.
Drain the mozzarella and then carefully rip into small pieces.
Scatter the mozzarella over the zucchini and then top with some chopped basil and parsley.