Pretty zucchini ribbon salad is perfect for those not so pretty Mondays. I didn’t wake up today thinking about salad, let alone making a pretty salad. I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a truck … yeah, Monday’s aren’t pretty here at my house. I worked all weekend on a video shoot and before I even opened my eyes, all I could think about was having to unload my car. It looked liked Geez Louise! threw up in there. Dresses, high heels, onions, knives, cartons of milk, bottles of Bourbon, cutting boards, and curling irons, yeah… I told you it wasn’t pretty.
Karen (my Prius, who is too smart for her own good) , doesn’t particularly like it when when I load her to the tilt, and she didn’t mind telling me all the way to my son’s school. Karen insists you put your seat belt on. You know, she’s a Toyota and she doesn’t want to get blamed for killing anybody. So, I drove my son to school with Karen beeping (yelling at me) all the way…. “Ahhh shut up Karen, it’s not a person – it’s just a box full of liquor on the seat!” She didn’t care, she never does…
Yesterday, on the set for Geez Louise, everything was so perfectly pretty. Pretty hair, pretty dress, pretty food- but that was yesterday. Today it’s back to my other life with “the people” – my husband, kids, and doggies. It’s Monday, no fake eye lashes, no pretty lipstick. They will be home soon, and of course they will expect milk in the fridge and I can guarantee they will be asking, “what’s for dinner”… If I hadn’t left the milk from the shoot in the car all day, well … that might have helped my cause, but nope, I didn’t.
Why a pretty salad for dinner? Well, when I finally unloaded my car and put all the clothes away, I remembered that I kept popping all the buttons on my dresses. A little too much holiday cheer makes your clothes shrink … that is definitely not pretty.
Zucchini ribbon & olive salad with fresh oregano and lemon
2 yellow squash
2 green zucchini squash
1/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
2 teaspoon of fresh oregano – roughly chopped
Drizzle of olive oil
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
kosher salt & black pepper
Parmesan cheese shavings
- With a flat blade vegetable peeler, create the zucchini ribbons by shaving the zucchini length wise from top to bottom.
- Toss the zucchini in a bowl with tomatoes, oregano, and olives.
- Drizzle on the olive oil, lemon juice, and season with salt & pepper.
- Garnish with Parmesan cheese