Marinated Zucchini and Green Bean Salad

The ouzo bar is to Greece what the tapas bar is to Spain—a place to gather and eat with friends—and this summer salad is a popular favorite in many ouzo bars around Athens. This recipe appeared in an article on ouzo bars by Cynthia Hacinli in our March/April 1995 issue.

Marinated Zucchini and Green Bean Salad
This is a popular dish served at ouzeris in and around Athens. The ouzo bar is to Greece what the tapas bar is to Spain, a place to gather and eat with friends.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. zucchini, trimmed
  • 12 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 14 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • 13 cup white wine vinegar
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a mandoline or a knife, julienne zucchini. Halve green beans lengthwise and again horizontally. (Zucchini and beans should be about the same size.) Blanch vegetables, drain, and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add dill, scallions, and mushrooms. Toss with vinegar and oil, and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.