It’s a really quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week. Whilst I made this ages ago, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write this post until this week – which just happens to be back to work week for me (the boys are not back until the middle of next week but there’s always so much to do at the beginning of the school year, I feel like I am on a treadmill with no “stop” button!).
In any case, when I made this dish (minted zucchini tagliatelle with cucumbers and lemon, p 124), it was stinking hot so it was the perfect dish for the weather. Thin strips of zucchini with some crunchy cucumber and sweet onion mixed with a lovely mint-lemon vinaigrette – lots of fresh flavours for the hot weather.
I was impressed that this salad lasted a few days in the fridge, dressed without going soggy. It was really easy to make (I used a vegetable peeler to get the zucchini slices so thin) and even though I mostly ate it on its own, it would be wonderful with chicken or fish. I know Mr Neil wasn’t a huge fan but I was
French Fridays with Dorie participants do not publish the recipes on our blogs (though you are in luck this week – you can find a version of the recipe here!), rather, we prefer if you purchase Around My French Table for yourselves (trust me, you definitely want this book!) which you can do here on Amazon or Amazon Canada. Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Go on, treat yourself – join us! Honestly, the recipes that I didn’t like I can count on one hand.