Zucchini Noodle Salad with Peas, Radishes, and Romanesco

From What’s in Season?


Recipe by Barbara Kobsar | Illustration by Charmaine Koehler-Lodge


Serves 4–6

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 or 3 radishes, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups blanched Romanesco florets
  • 1 cup English peas


  • 1 cup cottage cheese (for a mild dressing) or 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (for a bold-tasting dressing)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Prepare zucchini “noodles” using a spiralizer or a julienne vegetable peeler. Do not use the seeded area in the middle of the zucchini. Place noodles in a medium bowl with chopped green onion and sliced radishes.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop in the Romanesco florets to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a bowl of ice water, and when cooled, add to the zucchini.

Cook the peas in the same pan of water for 2 to 3 minutes and remove to the ice water. Drain when cool and add to the zucchini.

Just before serving, gently toss with dressing.