Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I feel so good about myself! I just collected two more awards :D With all this bad weather and winter that seems to have no end this year, I welcome gestures of kindness form my foodie friends like I would welcome sunshine on a rainy day! My thanks go to Mina @Angellove's Cooking for giving me Sunshine Award and Angela @This is what I do.... for presenting me with Stylish Blogger Award. To see the awards, check out My Awards page. 

As for this salad. I saw it on Food Network Channel and it stayed on my mind, so I Googled the recipe, and made it my own with few simple alterations. This salad is colorful, fresh, and very tasty. My youngest had doubts about raw zucchini, but ended eating the biggest portion, and asking for more.

Ribbon Salad My Way on FoodistaRibbon Salad My Way

RIBBON SALAD (Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis)
(For printable recipe click here)

1 zucchini
1 carrot
½ cup green peas, frozen
½ cup sweet corn, frozen
½ cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp hot sauce

Using the vegetable peeler, shave the zucchini and carrots into thin long stripes.

Rinse frozen green peas and sweet corn under the hot tap water and set aside to drain. Put all the veggies into a salad bowl and toss to combine.

In a small bowl, combine together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce. Drizzle over the veggies and carefully mix so that all the veggies are coated with the simple dressing. Cover the salad bowl with plastic wrap and put it into the fridge to marinate for at least ½ an hour.

Arrange onto the plate and serve!


  1. What a gorgeous salad. Your presentation of the salad is really wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Aww that looks so pretty! Great presentation... the ribbons are especially nice.

  3. Cool! I love this idea! Clearly I'm not using my veggie peeler nearly enough.

  4. Beautiful salad, Mateja! My husband would be the one balking at the zucchini, but I'd be happy to eat his share!

  5. This is wonderful Mateja! Awesome presentation, and it looks really healthy!

  6. Congrats on your awards! thanks for visiting my blog!

  7. Looks delicious! Perhaps the snow will miss us tomorrow and the sun will pay a visit.

  8. I love zucchini like this! I usually toss it with some pasta, lemon, saffron & cheese it's delicious. Yours is a much healthier option though, looks gorgeous!!

  9. That salad is so pretty. I can see why it's called a ribbon salad. The vegetables lay like pretty ribbons on the plate.

  10. What a gorgeous salad! Thanks for sharing, I've never heard of a ribbon salad before.

  11. love the sound of this salad and the presentation. thanks for sharing

  12. it looks so nice on a plate.. so elegant :)

  13. These days I'm trying to eat more salad for my diet reason, and I think I'd like to try this one.. thx for sharing ^_^
    And By the way I can't find your "sambusek" recipe in this page..:(

  14. I didn't post sambusek recipe on my blog yet, but maybe it is time to do so ;)

  15. The ribbons are just too pretty. Great presentation.

  16. I have such a difficult time getting veggies into my family, perhaps this one will work! I know this one is perfect for me!

  17. It looks so adorable :) Yum! and salad itself just looks pretty and temptingly healthy :) congrats on award :)