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Zucchini with Feta, Walnuts and Dill

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This salad of thinly-sliced, summery zucchini topped with feta, dill, and walnuts has a lovely Greek spin.


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

This salad of thinly-sliced, summery zucchini topped with feta, dill, and walnuts has a lovely Greek spin.

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
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ 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 1½ 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.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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  • You need to make this salad ASAP. I never even knew that raw zucchini was a thing, but it is. Super easy and the flavors go amazingly well together. Not what I expected at all! Be sure to toast the walnuts. My family has asked me to make this 3 times in the last month. Thanks, Jenn. 🙂

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

    • I think it really is best if eaten shortly after preparing it.

  • Loved it! Wonderful light side dish for the summer. So quick to make.

  • So easy, simple, and tasty. Looks attractive, too. Thank you for the idea.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Fun to make, presentation is great, and tastes great as well.

  • Can this recipe be used with cucumber rather than zucchini?

    • Sure, it should work just fine. Please come back and let me know how it turns out.

      • Jenn,

        It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  • 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.

  • This sounds so simple to prepare, and looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Gardening season will be upon us soon – keeping this for my hopeful bumper crop of zucchini!

  • 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.

    • I just made zucchini noodles with pesto for the first time! It was delicious and so fun to eat!!

  • I can’t wait to try the zucchini with feta walnuts and dill

  • Love all three of these zucchini variations!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • this is another one i must try. it looks so good i cannot wait to make this

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • — Russell at Chasing Delicious
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