Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cold Zucchini & Tomato Salad

I have never tried salads with zucchini, the low caloric veggie which is quite versatile and u can make any sort of dishes with this green veggie, i wanted to make out some salads with zucchini and finally prepared quite an easy salad which we loved having coz this salad goes for simple veggies and it tastes fabulous when served chilled...This time i picked pale green zucchinis which are very much crunchy and dont have that much bitterness presents naturally when compared with dark green zucchinis..Simple, refreshing and a prefect summer salad to enjoy without any guilt and tastes delicious when served along with some grilled meats or seafoods also this salad goes perfectly awesome even if u carry them for picnic...

Zucchini Salad

1cup Zucchini (peeled & grated)
3nos Tomatoes (cut as circles)
4nos Shallots or 1/4cup red onions (chopped)
10nos Mint leaves (finely chopped)
Salt
Pepper powder
Olive oil

Add few pinches of salt to the grated zucchini and let them sit for few minutes in a bowl, drain the excess of water, squeeze out gently the zucchini and take them in a bowl along with tomato pieces, chopped onions, chopped mint leaves, give a stir and arrange in fridge atleast for an hour...meanwhile mix the pepper powder, salt and olive oil together..Add this simple dressing to the salad just before serving and enjoy the salad..Take care not to add the dressing earlier else the salad will turn watery coz of the zucchini..

41 comments:

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Ilove zucchin but nver thought of making a salde, looks delish.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful color and combination Priya.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

i have never added zuchinni in my cooking so far, but will try soon.love this salad.nice colur

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

very nice colour combination.. looks great

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet tasty salad Priya

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

The salad looks very tempting. I have never used uncooked Zucchini but will now give it a try. Lovely idea for the summer. Love your idea of the olive oil dressing too.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! nice simple recipe with zucchini, looks awesome.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks colurful and nice priya...salads are so filling and good for health ...just love having them any time...

knk said... Reply To This Comment

its too easy , nice work

Rach said... Reply To This Comment

I love salads, But somehow hate to have zucchini raw :( After wat I read from here, I somehow, feel like trying it once :) Nice clicks, beautiful presentation!

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Simple, quick , healthy and delicious Salad! What more can one ask? :-)

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

c'est simple, délicieux, et très frais
j'adore
bonne journée

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful contrast and so refreshing. Good one.
Have a wonderful Summer, see you in July! )

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful and very filling.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Refreshing and delicious salad...

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

So very refreshing!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Salad's replenishing! It's really nutritious!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so refreshing and healthy=)

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

salad looks so delicious and healthy :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and colorful salad...

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

the zuchini and tomato salad very healthy one priya.. i like the zuchini ..nowadays trying different dishes..its a nice tasty veggie na..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

Different &lovely salad!!

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and refreshing!!

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Zucchini is one among our fav veggies..Salad looks refreshing Priya, nice color combo..

Love
Kairali sisters

Guna's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and delicious too

PS said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect.. never tried any recipes with zucchini though..

SpicyTasty said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
salad looks so inviting and healthy!!Thanks for sharing!!

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

sounds good with zucchini..yummy

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome salad. I am also trying plenty of salads these days to combat the heat.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and refreshing salad..Looks great !!!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely salad, perfect for the hot summery days we are having now !

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

This salad looks simple and refreshing Priya!

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Love the salad..quick and healthy

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

perfect salad for summer..looks colorful n delicious..yummie!

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Zucchini and tomato salad looks delicious.Nice combination.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Zucchini and tomato salad looks really nice i love the combination

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

such a healthy combo..love the presentation..

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Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

would love to send that to your event priya:}...will send it tommorrow along with my other entries...

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

lovely colour Priya...so beautiful

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Hey great idea and lovely looking, nutritious salad :)

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Zucchini & tomato salad looks cool,...and it is very healthy.