A very healthy, simple salad that works well next to a filet of steak or grilled tuna melt. Amount of vinegar and oil may be adjusted to taste.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the zucchini slices into a steamer basket and set over one inch of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the steamer and cool slightly.

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  • In a salad bowl, combine the zucchini and cucumber slices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the zucchini and cucumber. Toss to coat, then garnish with lemon peel.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 1 g protein; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 11.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
We were a bit sceptical but I had all the ingredients on hand and an abundance of cucumbers and zucchinis from the garden so we gave it a try. The salad was very easy to make and it was delicious! I did make two minor changes...I peeled the zucchini and I add a bit of mince garlic. The touch of lemon flavor mixed with the strong taste of the balsamic vinegar are interesting and really very tasty. We will definitely make this one often but next time we need a double batch because this batch was gone in minutes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2008
I personally didn't love it but my guestss thought it was an interesting dish. Read More
(8)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
We were a bit sceptical but I had all the ingredients on hand and an abundance of cucumbers and zucchinis from the garden so we gave it a try. The salad was very easy to make and it was delicious! I did make two minor changes...I peeled the zucchini and I add a bit of mince garlic. The touch of lemon flavor mixed with the strong taste of the balsamic vinegar are interesting and really very tasty. We will definitely make this one often but next time we need a double batch because this batch was gone in minutes! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2010
This was definitely an interesting dish. I had all the ingredients so I gave it a try. If I make it again I will not steam the zucchini quite as long. I steamed it for just 3 minutes but would have preferred it a bit crisper. The directions don't say whether to slice it thickly or thinly so that can definitely affect your outcome. I sliced all the veggies to the same thickness. The balsamic and lemon work very well together. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2008
I personally didn't love it but my guestss thought it was an interesting dish. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
I substituted red wine vinegar because I do not like balsamic. It was wonderful! I might try adding a little more lemon next time to see what happens. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2011
It was pretty good but I would probably recommend adding onion to it for a little extra zip. I think it was a little bland. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2011
This was pretty good. I didn't cook the zucchini or peel the cucumber and I cut the balsamic vinegar down to 1/4 cup but next time I will use 1/8 cup. I also cut the olive oil down to one tablespoon. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2010
way too much balsamic for this amount of veggies pretty bland dish Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2015
I added some chopped tomato and some chopped red onion with extra salt. Good for something different. Served with Ina Gartens meat loaf. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2013
My daughter thought it was too sour but liked it better after I added agave and crushed pineapple. My other daughter thought it was pickles. Read More