Raw Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Dill

Raw Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Dill

Thinly sliced zucchini looks just like pasta.
This is a simple salad dressed with dill and lemon so you can eat lots of it, even when on a diet.

Ingredients: 3-4 side dish servings, or 1 main dish!

2 sprigs plus
Extra virgin olive oil
as needed
Salt water (strength of strong-flavoured miso)
as needed


1. Prepare the salt water in a deep bowl. Use a slicer to slice the zucchini into long strips, then leave to soak in the salt water.
2. If you pre-season the zucchini well in the salt water, it will rid it slightly of its distinctive taste.
3. After 10 minutes, drain it well in a sieve. It's easy to strain if you have a salad spinner.
4. While you are waiting for it to drain, chop the dill leaves into suitable sizes and squeeze the lemon. Grate the lemon zest if you like, and add a little.
5. Transfer the zucchini to a serving plate. Add the lemon juice and dill, and drizzle on the olive oil.
6. It's also tasty if you add some Parmesan cheese or feta cheese.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made some chilled Chinese noodles, but I had no cucumber so I added zucchini instead. I noticed that the zucchini had a noodle-like texture. It was tasty too, so I tried making a dish in which it was the main ingredient.