OK so you’re probably wondering who the hell is Mr Wilkinson?
So we’ll clear that up right away…
Mr Wilkinson, or Matt to his friends, is an English chef now based in Melbourne and his new book, ‘Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables’ is my latest cookbook crush.
I just love it!
And what is Mr Wilkinson’s favourite vegetable?
I won’t spoil the surprise, in case you decide to read the book for yourself.
Instead I thought I’d share the recipe for a brilliant little raw zucchini salad I made a few months ago inspired by the wonderful Mr Wilkinson.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re in for a treat now as zucchini are coming into season. For everyone else, I know Summer seems like a long way away, but I’ll make a note to remind you guys (and myself) about this salad when we get there!
salted zucchini salad
serves 2 as a side
Inspired by Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables.
2 medium zucchini (courgettes)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
small bunch flat leaf parsley or basil, leaves picked
3-4 tablespoons goats cheese, optional
1. Slice zucchini into thin ribbons using a mandoline then cut into spaghetti strands using a knife. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes. Stand for 3 minutes.
2. Rinse zucchini and pat dry using paper towel.
3. Combine lemon juice with 2 tablespoons olive oil. No need to add salt.
4. Toss the dry zucchini strips in the dressing with the parsley or basil. Scatter over the cheese, if using.
If you’d like to explore Mr Wilkinson’s wonderful vegetable world on your own, you can pick up a copy over at the book depository, and if you decide to buy a copy from this link I’ll get a small commission so you’ll be supporting Stonesoup too!
ps. In case you missed it last week, I’m working on a new ebook focusing on easy weight management tips, I’d love to get your thoughts on this topic!
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