Shaved Zucchini Salad With Arugula and Mint


  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 zucchini, washed and ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup arugula
  • 1 mint sprig, leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • Pesto Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/8 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 mint sprig mint, torn
  • 1 small clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons walnuts, chopped
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Prepare the dressing. In a food processor, add the parsley, basil, mint, garlic, walnuts, zest, lemon juice and pepper. Pulse until roughly chopped. Add olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini into ribbons.
  3. In a large bowl, add shaved zucchini, arugula, mint and walnuts. Drizzle in dressing and toss to combine. Serve.