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Shaved Zucchini Salad with Armenian String Cheese



For the salad: – 2 large zucchini – 1 13-ounce knot of Real California Armenian string cheese with nigella seeds (or regular string cheese) Handful of fresh mint leaves – 1 tablespoon chopped chives For the dressing: – 1 tbsp minced shallot – 1 tsp whole grain mustard 1 tsp honey – ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice – ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp of slivered fresh mint leaves Pinch of red pepper flakes – Salt and pepper to taste Salad, Easy, Lunch Recipes
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Recipe by Alison Needham for the California Milk Advisory Board

In this beautiful salad, light ribbons of zucchini are tossed with torn strips of twisty Armenian string cheese and drizzled with a lemony and minty vinaigrette.

Prep time: 20 min

Total time: 20 min

Cut the zucchini into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Unwind the string cheese and peel it into thin strips. Arrange the zucchini and the cheese together on a medium platter.

Make the dressing. Put the shallot, mustard, honey and lemon juice into a jam jar. Close the lid and shake vigorously until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Remove the lid and add the olive oil, mint and pepper flakes. Close the lid again and shake vigorously again to emulisfy.

Taste the dressing for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.

Drizzle the dressing over the top of the zucchini and cheese. Top with fresh mint leaves and chives. Serve immediately.

Recipe credit: CA Grown

Photo credit: Meg van der Kruik for CA Grown