- 4 medium zucchini
- juice and grated zest from 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons olive oil and an extra 2 tablespoons
- small bunch mint, just the leaves
- ½ bunch basil, just the leaves
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- Wash and dry the zucchini carefully.
- Use a peeler to cut the zucchini into thin slices.
- Toss the zucchini slices with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl.
- Place a pan over high heat. When hot enough, add the zucchini slice in small batches. Sauté lightly on both sides.
- While sautéing, prepare the salad dressing. Grate the lemon and put the zest in a large bowl. Careful to use only the yellow part of the lemon or else the salad will turn out bitter.
- Add the lemon juice and the 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk together until combined and thickens very slightly.
- Add the salt and pepper.
- Tear the large basil leaves into pieces with your hands. Add them to the bowl. Keep the smaller leaves whole but crunch them up a bit with your hands before adding them to the bowl.
- Add the zucchini slices when ready and toss.
- Let the zucchini sit in the salad for at least 20 minutes before serving, to allow all of the aromas of the ingredients mix together nicely.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.