Zucchini-Carrot Salad with Catalina Dressing

Zucchini-Carrot Salad with Catalina Dressing Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Dress thinly sliced vegetables with our fresh take on catalina dressing--inspired by two Birmingham chefs, Wil Drake and Roscoe Hall--and garnish with any fresh herbs you like.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


1 pound zucchini
2 cups matchstick carrots
1/4 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup French fried onions


Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices. Stack 2 or 3 slices on a cutting board, and cut lengthwise into thin strips. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Toss together zucchini, carrots, and desired amount of dressing; let stand 20 minutes, tossing occasionally. Sprinkle mint and chives over zucchini mixture, and add salt and pepper to taste. Top with French fried onions.