Zucchini with Feta, Walnuts and Dill

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Raw zucchini is wonderful when sliced very thin, carpaccio-thin. In this recipe it’s topped with feta, dill, and walnuts for a Greek spin, but it would be equally delicious with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and pine nuts. Don’t be tempted to save time and toss the zucchini with the other ingredients in a bowl—it will turn watery, and won’t be nearly as pretty.

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Zucchini with Feta, Walnuts & Dill

Servings: 4
Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 pound small zucchini, sliced very thin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Colavita or Lucini
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted if desired
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 small lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Arrange zucchini slices in overlapping concentric circles on four dinner-sized plates. Drizzle zucchini lightly with extra virgin olive oil (about 1-1/2 teaspoons per plate), then season each plate with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divide crumbled feta and walnuts over each dish, and then sprinkle with fresh dill. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Reviews & Comments

  • Can you make this salad ahead or will the zucchini get watery?

    • — Sandra on October 15, 2018
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    • I think it really is best if eaten shortly after preparing it.

      • — Jenn on October 16, 2018
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  • Loved it! Wonderful light side dish for the summer. So quick to make.

    • — Madeleine on July 26, 2017
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  • So easy, simple, and tasty. Looks attractive, too. Thank you for the idea.

    • — Pearl on August 29, 2016
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  • Lovely dish; reminds of a similar idea done years ago. Thinly-sliced cucumber drizzled with hazelnut yoghurt and sprinkled with finely-chopped fresh mint. Gorgeous with steak or even poached eggs. Good for BBQs too. Terrific recipes, Jenn. Thank you

    • — Lesley on May 10, 2016
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  • Made this last night, but since hubby doesn’t like feta I used goat cheese, pine nuts and basil and it was wonderful! I’ll never cook zucchini in the summer again!

    • — Theresa on August 3, 2015
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  • Fun to make, presentation is great, and tastes great as well.

    • — Erika on July 29, 2015
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  • Can this recipe be used with cucumber rather than zucchini?

    • — KRich on November 28, 2014
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    • Sure, it should work just fine. Please come back and let me know how it turns out.

      • — Jenn on November 29, 2014
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      • Jenn,

        It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

        • — KAR on January 1, 2015
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  • This recipe caught my eye. However I sautéed the zucchini instead of using it raw, since raw vegetables aren’t eaten in my home. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written. It was delicious. What a great way to serve zucchini.

    • — Karen on July 31, 2014
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  • This sounds so simple to prepare, and looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

    • — Diana Knight on July 17, 2014
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  • Gardening season will be upon us soon – keeping this for my hopeful bumper crop of zucchini!

    • — Cherie F. on March 9, 2013
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  • I love the zucchini noodles with pesto! Such a different take on the typical preparation. These are so plentiful in the summer. I like them with pretty much any fish or seafood.

    • — PaulainVA on March 9, 2013
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    • I just made zucchini noodles with pesto for the first time! It was delicious and so fun to eat!!

      • — Danielle on August 18, 2016
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  • I can’t wait to try the zucchini with feta walnuts and dill

    • — Kara on June 20, 2012
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  • Love all three of these zucchini variations!

    • — Claire on May 15, 2012
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  • I’m planting zucchini in my garden this year and just this morning was worrying about having too much zucchini. I see I needn’t have worried. So many different ways to cook it. I’ll definitely be trying all of these recipes. Thank you!

    • — Martha Cook on March 6, 2012
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  • We are always looking for new ways to prepare zucchini (we love it that much!!!), and this was a perfect post for that.

    Tried the zucchini with feta and it was wonderful! There s a great salty bite from the feta and dill is one of my very fav herbs 🙂

    Another winner recipe, thanx!

    • — Chelsea on March 1, 2012
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  • this is another one i must try. it looks so good i cannot wait to make this

    • — Rosalinda on March 1, 2012
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  • I bought a mandolin just so I could try the zucchini with feta and dill recipe. It looked exactly like your picture and tasted delicious. Great for a dinner party!

    • — Louisa on September 21, 2011
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  • I made the zucchini noodles recipe – simple and GREAT. You have a fantastic blog, I’ll be making more of your recipes. Off to the farmer’s market for more zuch!

  • I am not sure why I have never commented before, shame on me!!! I am such a huge fan and have enjoyed all the recipes. But this morning I made the zucchini bread.. and can I simply say …I AM IN LOVE!!! It is simply outrageous. Well, I would say more, but a second slice is calling my name!
    Till next time…. happy eating.

    • — Judi on August 25, 2011
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  • Beautiful! I love all these shots. I just headed over to Serious Eats and the recipe looks scrumptious! I’ve been meaning to try zucchini bread too and your variation looks scrumptious.

    I’m sure I’ve said this before but you’re blog is beautiful!

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