- 1 Zucchini, Shredded or Sliced
- 1 Tomato, Diced
- 1 tbsp Basil, Chopped
- 2 tbsps Pine Nuts
Our Summer garden is producing beautiful zucchini and tomatoes now so, I came up with this simple salad to feature these ingredients. The addition of basil and pine nuts gives it a mediterranean twist that will make even the simplest meal feel romantic. Serve this with Bokisch Vineyards award winning Verdejo for a perfect pairing.
1. Shred or slice the zucchini, salt and set aside to let it drain while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Make a simple vinaigrette dressing of 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar, 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp mustard (optional) and salt and pepper.
3. Combine tomatoes, basil, pine nuts and some dressing in a bowl. If using shredded zucchini, add it and adjust seasoning to taste. If using sliced zucchini arrange them on the serving plate then place the tomato mixture over them. Drizzle a little more dressing once plated. Serve immediately or the zucchini will continue to let off water making the salad a soup!