Mediterranean-Style Salad with Raw Vegetable Noodles.

Mediterranean-Style Salad with Raw Vegetable Noodles

Impress your guests this summer with this easy-to prepare, Greek-inspired salad of spiralised beetroot, carrot and zucchini ‘noodles’, cucumber, red onion, ricotta and basil. This Mediterranean-Style Salad with Raw Vegetable Noodles recipe is sure to become a staple with its flavour-packed seasonal vegetables and winning crunchy texture offering a fresh twist on summer salads.

Serves 6

Prep and Cooking Time 55 minutes

Mediterranean-Style Salad with Raw Vegetable Noodles Ingredients

• 6 cloves garlic

• 2 large carrots

• 1 large zucchini

• 2 medium beetroot

• 6 baby cucumber (qukes), cut into ribbons

• 1 red onion, finely sliced

• 200g soft fresh ricotta

• 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

• 1 tbs lemon juice

• ⅔ cup Sicilian green olives

• Baby Greek basil leaves, to garnish

Dressing Ingredients

• ⅓ cup avocado oil

• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• ¼ cup sherry vinegar

• 1 tbs Dijon mustard

Mediterranean-Style Salad with Raw Vegetable Noodles.

Method

1) Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Wrap garlic in foil. Roast for 40 minutes or until tender.

2) Using the Spiralizer Plus attachment on your KitchenAid Stand Mixer, push carrot, zucchini and beetroot through to form long thin spirals.

The KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Blue Velvet making zucchini noodles.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Blue Velvet with Spiralizer Plus Attachment – available at Harvey Norman.

 

3) Arrange the vegetable spirals, cucumber ribbons and onion on a serving platter.

4) Whisk the ricotta, zest and juice in a bowl. Squeeze roast garlic cloves into ricotta mixture and stir to combine.

5) Season to taste.

6) To make the dressing, whisk oil, crushed garlic, vinegar and mustard in a bowl.

7) Dollop ricotta mixture over vegetables on the platter. Drizzle with dressing.

8) Top with olives. Garnish with basil, and season with freshly ground black pepper to serve.

Chef’s Note

Use a vegetable peeler to cut cucumbers into ribbons.

 

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