Shaved Zucchini Salad

This is a fresh and flavorful raw zucchini dish featuring tangy capers and ricotta salata. The words ‘Ricotta’ means re-cooked and ‘Salata’ means salted. Ricotta Salata is a Sicilian cheese made from the whey part of sheep milk, which is pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days. It is mild and milky white in color with a firm texture and slightly salty taste. I use the cheese in dishes such as, salads, pasta and vegetables. Feta is an acceptable substitute.



  • 3 small zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Extra’Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon ricotta salata, (or feta)
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave off long strips of zucchini .
  2. Arrange the strips on a platter, overlapping slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil. Scatter the capers over the zucchini.
  4. Grate, crumble or chop the cheese into small pieces and sprinkle over the dish.


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