Friday, November 18, 2011

Shaved Zucchini and Fennel Salad

This one is pretty close to the Shaved Fennel and Mushroom Salad I've made in the past. The zucchini and red onion make a really nice addition in this salad from EatingWell magazine. I added the mushrooms to it. Nice, fresh and easy for a quick lunch. Or with dinner.







Shaved Zucchini, Fennel and Mushroom Salad
Source: EatingWell - July/August 2011
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

2-3 zucchini
1 bulb fennel, quartered and cored, fronds reserved
4-5 white button or cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
a little bit of fresh lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup slivered red onion
6 tablespoons shredded Manchego, Asiago or Parmesan cheese

Very thinly slice zucchini lengthwise into long strips with a vegetable peeler, mandoline or a knife. Place the strips in between two layers of paper towel and let stand while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Very thinly slice fennel bulb and the mushrooms with a knife or mandoline. Chop enough fronds to equal about 1/8 cup. Whisk oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, fennel, fronds, mushrooms and onion; gently stir to coat well. Serve sprinkled with cheese and freshly ground pepper.

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28 comments:

  1. I love the look of this salad! I like all of the ingredients in it. :)

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  2. Sounds interesting. I have never tried uncooked zucchini, never thought about it. Thanks for the idea. And nice looking plate

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  3. I am always looking for a Salad with a different twist; this one looks and sound great and original.
    Rita

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  4. I'm always a little on the fence about raw fennel but with all that lemon to cut the licorice-ness, I'm sure I'd love it!

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  5. I love fennel! This sounds light, lemony and delicious. Beautiful dish too!

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  6. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my vegetable recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Starbucks prize package! http://bit.ly/sg4tTf

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  7. Great looking dish..but girl..a little to healthy for you isn't it!!! ME

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  8. This just sounds delicious - fresh and light - love it!

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  9. I love fennel...it wasn't something I had until I became an adult. It is hard to find here where the people mainly eat meat and potatoes...I always pick a couple bulbs when I see it, which means a trip 50 miles north of here!

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  10. What an elegant and delicious dish.

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  11. Heaven on a plate! I must give it a try.

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  12. Love zucchini! This looks really good. My son has a collection of those super balls and even at the age of 14 he still enjoys getting them whenever he sees them being sold. Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. I only recently started cooking with fennel, and I find that I really enjoy it. This salad looks good -- I find that the Eating Well recipes generally lend themselves to adaptations nicely.

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  14. Very pretty! I still haven't tried fennel... gotta fix that:@)

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  15. Beautiful salad. I love fennel, such a great flavor.

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  16. I adore fennel (and funny that we both wrote about fennel salads this week). This looks not only good but so pretty. What a gorgeous addition to a holiday table.

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  17. I have never had fennel...I should fix that!

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  18. I love cooked fennel but I don't think I've ever eaten it raw. This looks fresh and delicious, Carol. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. This looks very good... and the dish is beautiful, too!

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  20. I've eaten fennel but haven't cooked with it. This salad looks like a good dish to try using it.

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  21. This looks like a great idea for a simple lunch.

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  22. I love fennel but almost never buy it. I need to change that! This salad looks great!

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  23. I had 3 bulbs of fennel in my vegetable bag. So thanks for the inspiration! It came just in time :)

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  24. I've not heard of a shaved salad. It seems like a terrific way to introduce a new flavour without it being overpowerng. Thanks for the idea.

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  25. I've never tried fennel before, I think I'm a bit worried about it - does it really taste like licorice? That's why I've been hesitant to try it

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