Summer Time is Salad Time! And this Italian salad with zucchini, carrots and lots of fresh basil is one of my favourites. Because of its ingredients I call it Zucaba Salad, if you come from Great Britain feel free to change the name to Coucaba. Whatever you call it, it is delicious and goes with everything. For other salad ideas check out the Lets make Salads Event.



For 2:

2-3 zucchini, cut in slices

4 carrots, peeled and cut in slices

1/2 bunch of basil, cut in strips

1 tbsp of lemon juice

2 tbsp of olive oil

salt, pepper

• Cook the carrot slices in boiling salt water or steam them until al dente, it takes more or less five minutes. Drain them. Repeat the process with the zucchini slices but be careful they are al dente after just a couple of minutes. 

In a salad bowl mix the still warm carrots and zucchini with the olive oil, the lemon juice and the basil. Season to taste.