Silent Sam's Marinated Zucchini Salad
4 small zucchini, scrubbed and sliced very thin using a mandoline
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Fresh lemon juice to taste
4 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
Hot pepper flakes to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Arrange the zucchini slices in 1 layer in several sheet pans which have been lightly brushed with some of the oil. Lightly brush the tops with some of the remaining oil and bake the slices for 7 to 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Sprinkle with salt to taste and let cool. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with the lemon juice, basil and pepper flakes.
Enjoy warm or at room temperature or even lightly chilled. In fact, if you julienned the zucchini, this would make a delicious pasta salad . . . or maybe a hot dish . . . or -