Minted Zucchini Tagliatelle with Cucumbers and Lemon

Happy Friday!  My daughter’s first week of school went great, for both she and I!  It’s nice to get the year off to a good start.

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was an interesting zucchini salad called Minted Zucchini Tagliatelle with Cucumbers and Lemon.

The word “tagliatelle” in the name comes from the fact that the zucchini is sliced into long, thin strips that resemble tagliatelle pasta.  The strips of zucchini are tossed with cucumber, sweet onion, lemon zest, and chopped mint.  A simple dressing of lemon juice and walnut oil is added, as well as salt and plenty of pepper to taste.  The whole thing rests in the refrigerator for 1 – 3 hours to blend the flavors.

I can’t say we loved this one.  My husband doesn’t really care for zucchini, so I didn’t expect him to like it.  He thought the salad was a little bland.  I liked the salad more than he did, but the flavor combination isn’t my favorite.  The lemon flavor was a little too predominant for my taste, and while I love mint in desserts with chocolate, I don’t love it in savory recipes.

So, I won’t be making this one again, but if you have a glut of zucchini and are looking for something unique to do with it, give this recipe a try.

This post participates in the cooking group French Fridays with Dorie.  We don’t share recipes here, but you can find the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.

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7 responses to “Minted Zucchini Tagliatelle with Cucumbers and Lemon

  1. nana

    This recipe did not go well in our house either. I was not certain how to
    cut the zucchini, I really thought tagliatelle was thiner than what I have seen
    on the blogs, so I made strips. I guess it really didn’t matter since there wasn’t
    any flavor to it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Karen, This one was not a hit in my house either…I knew my husband was not going to eat it so I just made a one zucchini salad. I also found it bland and flat tasting. Love the way your zucchini looks…I cut mine into strips.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I am glad your daughter’s first week of school went well. Your salad looks wonderful. Perfect ribbons of zucchini. I used a lot of pepper on my salad to spice it up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Happy Friday!
    Good to hear you had a good back to school week.
    Sorry this wasn’t a hit for you, but it looks lovely!

  5. Teresa

    At least it was a fairly easy recipe. Sorry it wasn’t a hit. Have a great long weekend!

  6. Absolutely perfect ribbons! It wasn´t much of a hit with me either. Have a great weekend!

  7. Honestly, this wasn’t one of my favorites either, Karen. Glad to hear the school year is off to a great start.

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