Marinated Zucchini Salad

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A simple marinated zucchini salad from Donna Hay. Raw zucchini salad can be rather dull, but when very thinly sliced, they soak up the flavour of a vinaigrette perfectly through marinating. This fresh, tasty recipe will come in handy when zucchini starts producing in your garden.

  • 60 ml White balsamic vinegar
  • 60 ml Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Chilli peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 600 g Zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 Small red onion, cut into rings, optional
  • A handful of chives
  1. Place the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, chilli pepper, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Cut zucchini crosswise into thin round slices with a knife or a mandolin. Add the sliced zucchini and red onion if used, to the marinade and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes. Place on a serving plate and top with the chopped chives to serve. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Tania | My Kitchen Stories 31/5/15 09:17

Hi Angie. Donna Hay., she gets around. This is a lovely way to eat zucchinis . They are the perfect vegetable to go with a balsamic dressing. It looks lovely

Veena Theagarajan 31/5/15 12:26

healthy and refreshing salad.. Love the dressing

Magia da Inês 31/5/15 17:01

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Bom demais, leve, nutritivo e colorido!!!
Tenha um maravilhoso domingo!

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Ann Low 31/5/15 17:21

I love zucchini. Thank you very much for sharing this lovely and healthy recipe, Angie!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 31/5/15 18:17

I don't often make zucchini just because of what you said about it being bland. Made this way in a salad with that delicious dressing it is anything but bland! Love it!

Sweet Posy Dreams 31/5/15 19:05

We love zucchini. This looks a nice, fresh way to eat it.

Sophies Foodie files 31/5/15 19:07

Mmmmmm,....I lóve your tasty more simple raw courgette slices salad!
I also am a big fan of white balsamico vinegar!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 31/5/15 19:34

Fresh, summery and delicious!



fimère .b 31/5/15 20:12

une salade bien fraîche et délicieuse jolie version
bonne soirée

Chris Scheuer 31/5/15 21:23

Looks so fresh and delicious! What a great recipe to have as zucchini overload is about to begin!

The Yum List 31/5/15 23:44

Looks light and wonderful.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 31/5/15 23:47

What a great way to enjoy zucchini so fresh and tasty!

Jasna Varcakovic 1/6/15 00:36

Sounds like 'just right' with a bit of chillies and lemon to give it a kick. Looks good too!

Velva 1/6/15 00:45

Zucchini is peaking right now in the garden. Your recipe is similar to what I do with cucumbers-this is inpiration to do it with zucchini- thanks.


Cheri Savory Spoon 1/6/15 01:22

Hi Angie, oh this salad looks so refreshing, love these kind of vegetable dishes, especially in the summer.

Tricia Buice 1/6/15 02:39

All I can say is yes, yes, yes, please! This looks so fresh and crisp - I bet it tastes wonderful! have a terrific week Angie.

Liz Berg 1/6/15 03:47

What a gorgeous plate! I don't have zucchini, but I may give this lovely dish a try with the cucumber in my fridge :)

Vicki Bensinger 1/6/15 04:14

I love zucchini and this salad sounds lovely, light and refreshing. Donna Hay always shares great recipes. Perfect in the summer heat.

Nancy Chan 1/6/15 10:16

A better and tastier way to eat zucchini than my usual just plain biting and munching on it.

Medeja 1/6/15 10:34

Marinated zucchini sounds like a pretty delicious thing!

Joanne 1/6/15 13:55

I had a raw zucchini salad like this ages ago and it was honestly one of the best things I've ever eaten. So fresh and fabulous!

Beth 1/6/15 13:56

I've never eaten raw zucchini, but this looks like a lovely way to serve it.

Nazneen Hamilton 1/6/15 15:25

Raw zucchini is fantastic with a dressing and in salads. This sounds and looks delicious, I bet we could use those spiraliser things to get swirls of zucchini!

Monica 1/6/15 15:39

I've been buying zucchini to grill left and right! What a great new idea/way to eat it. Sounds great and looks beautiful.

grace 1/6/15 16:30

i'm very excited to see this! we planted 5 zucchini seeds and i'm told we'll probably be up to our noses in squash pretty soon... :)

Asha Shivakumar 1/6/15 16:54

That sounds fresh and awesome. As summer is slowly but surely creeping on us, this is would be so amazing.

Pam 1/6/15 17:53

Bookmarked. I love every single thing about this dish. I'll try it this week.

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 1/6/15 19:15

With zucchini season coming up, I am ALWAYS looking for new ways to use it! This salad looks just wonderful.

Harriet Emily 1/6/15 19:28

What a beautiful, healthy recipe Angie! The salad looks so beautiful, and such a great idea for using zucchini! I love the photographs too! :)

Marcela 1/6/15 20:10

This zucchini salad looks gorgeous! I'd love to prepare one myself too!

tigerfish 1/6/15 21:38

I have not had raw zucchini. Usually I will cook (gently stir-fry) it. Now, your marinade/dressing makes raw zucchini quite interesting.

norma chang 1/6/15 23:46

Will be making when zucchini is ready for harvest.

Amy (Savory Moments) 2/6/15 00:57

This is such a bright and lovely summer salad!

Geraldine Saucier 2/6/15 02:52

What a colorful salad. I love marinated veggies:). Great recipe.

Gloria Baker 2/6/15 02:55

Love this salad Angie! Look absolutely beautiful!

Nammi 2/6/15 04:36

love zucchini , and love the simple and delicious salad. by the way thats one very loooooong chilli you have there :)

Jeanette 2/6/15 04:46

This sounds so refreshing! I love the chili peppers for some heat!

Koko 2/6/15 06:43

Ooh this looks lovely! I eat raw zucchini a lot but marinating it would be something new and different!

Shweta Agrawal 2/6/15 09:58

. Totally love your recipe, got to give this a try!
Super tempting pics :)

Esther Lau 2/6/15 13:58

Hi Angie, this is another healthy and delicious dish for me, lovely! :)

Cali Cuisine 2/6/15 15:07

Beautiful summer salad! This is a great way to serve zucchini. Most methods of preparation are cooked, but great to have a delicious salad with raw. Yummy!

Helene Dsouza 2/6/15 15:28

I actually tend to forget that one can make a salad of zucchini. Love your presentation, so refreshing and summer like. Thanks for sharing Angie!

Mary Frances 2/6/15 16:11

This looks so fresh and simple to prepare!! I bet it tastes amazing with zucchini from your garden.

Yelena Strokin 2/6/15 16:53

Lovely summer salad. Very refreshing and light!



Hema 2/6/15 18:31

Healthy, refreshing and delicious salad..

CookWith Manali 2/6/15 19:17

very creative salad recipe Angie! Love it!

Alida 2/6/15 23:24

Beautiful healthy dish Angie. Zucchini are delicious and really tasty at this time of year. Brava brava!

Maha Gadde 3/6/15 02:45

Healthy and simple salad..

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 3/6/15 03:02

I adore zucchini, so will try this as soon as the garden (or the farmers market) has some. You gave me a new ingredient to look for, White Balsamic, sounds interesting!

Dawn Yucuis 3/6/15 05:16

I have this recipe pinned for when my zucchini is ready in the garden. I looks delicious.

Nippon Nin 3/6/15 07:17

Outstanding! Love the simpleness of lemon vinaigrette flavor! Great photos!

I have to Google Channing Pollock...he is right, hard to stop at just one peanut.

Sharon D 3/6/15 07:45

I know I'll love this one, Angie. The recipe looks awesome. ^.^

Ritu Ahuja 3/6/15 15:49

Lovely delicious healthy salad. Yum yum. Love it :)

Shashi Charles 3/6/15 19:17

I don't think I've ever had zucchini as flavorful as this! Thanks for sharing this Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 4/6/15 02:45

Well... There is nothing like a good dressing to eat zucchini with! And as soon as the farmer's market is ripe-so am I!

Juliana 4/6/15 05:54

Thanks for the recipe Angie, as I just harvest some zucchini from my potted garden...
Have a great day :)

kankana 4/6/15 10:02

We eat zucchini a lot but never as a thinly sliced salad. Must try.

Debra Eliotseats 4/6/15 13:16

I've never used zucchini raw. Looks delicious.

kitchen flavours 4/6/15 17:01

Hi Angie,
I like zucchinis! But I have never tried them raw in a salad before, looks really good!

Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite 5/6/15 04:03

What a delicious way to give more flavor to a simple zucchini salad. Just beautiful, Angie :)

Balvinder Ubi 5/6/15 05:46

It’s so fun to eat raw zucchini this way! Thanks for the recipe. Innovative as always.

ami@naivecookcooks 5/6/15 14:15

Angie this salad looks amazing! Never eaten zucchini this way before so totally doing it!

Asmita 5/6/15 15:46

Absolutely delicious!

mui mui 5/6/15 18:48

Hi Angie,
Such refreshing and healthy salad, simply wonderful!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 5/6/15 19:29

Totally agree by itself it is boring so this is a great idea and live the dash of chili peppers in there to bring a little spice.

Catherine 5/6/15 21:46

Dear Angie, A delicious salad for the summer months.
Have a beautiful weekend my dear. xoxo Catherine

Amy 6/6/15 08:25

I just got some zucchini and need to use them fast. Gotta give this a try. Your dressing is making my mouth watered! :D So refreshing for summer.

Terra Kelly 7/6/15 18:51

Oh ya, another winner in my book, it would be fantastic to take to a Summer party!! It sounds fabulous, Hugs, Terra

Roz Corieri Paige 7/6/15 19:48

My zucchini is growing nicely in the garden and I'll be making this soon . . . the vinaigrette is awesome Angie!

Herbs Spices and Tradition 8/6/15 21:40

Hi Angie, What a nice and refreshing salad with zucchini. Nice to meet you through our blogs.
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