I want to stick with simple for as long as I can.
Only summer vegetables offer the possibility of a meal coming together in less than 5 minutes. Potatoes? Nope, don’t like eating them raw even though my grandpa did. Other root veggies, nada, though some are delicious grated raw on a salad like carrots, beets and even celeriac. Lentils and braised meats (as amazing as they are) take time. And though they all have their place, I definitely want to take advantage of this simple time before I start to crave hot soups, stews and braised meats.
Now before you scroll down any further, please don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you. It’s so good in fact, I made it again for lunch!
I happen to have 3 zucchini plants that aren’t producing. They just flower. The soil quality unfortunately is not right. I’ve never just picked zucchini flowers to eat before, knowing that I would miss out on the zucchini. What a great opportunity to use them in my meals. If you don’t have a garden you can often source these at a local farmer’s market. Of course the flowers are not necessary but it sure makes it look perddy. I know it might sound weird to still have flowers coming out but hey, what can I say, I currently live way up North.
Zucchini Radish Salad with Feta
- 1 medium zucchini
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- 2 oz crumbled feta (I used goat)
- Zucchini flowers as a garnish (optional)
- Baby greens (optional)
Using a carrot peeler, peel long slices of zucchini into ribbons. Thinly slice the radishes and the green onion (white and green part). Toss the zucchini, radishes and the green onion into a bowl. Toss with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Plate on baby greens (optional) and garnish with crumbled feta and zucchini flowers.
What’s your favorite simple salad? Let me know in the comments below!