Zucchini Salad with Lime Basil Dressing
Zucchini are in abundance this time of year. We love using it in baking and roasting it in the oven or on the BBQ. Here is a nice lightly dressed salad that you can serve as a side with almost any meal.
The lime and basil dressing is the perfect light dressing to pair with chicken or fish. Enjoy and be creative. You could add more veggies to this or change it up with greek dressing, adding feta and olives.
Serves 2-3 as a side salad
- 1 large Zucchini (2 medium)
- 1/2 carrot
- 1 Roma Tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup English Cucumber, sliced and quarted
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 2 TBSP Olive Oil
- 1/2 Lime, juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup Fresh Basil
- Dash Salt & Pepper
Using a julienne tool make zucchini "noodles" and carrot strips. Place in a bowl and add tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.
In blender or food processor, puree olive oil, lime juice and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over salad and stir to combine. Let marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes (tastes even better if you marinate longer).