A very healthy, simple salad that works well next to a filet of steak or grilled tuna melt. Amount of vinegar and oil may be adjusted to taste.
Place the zucchini slices into a steamer basket and set over one inch of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the steamer and cool slightly.
In a salad bowl, combine the zucchini and cucumber slices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the zucchini and cucumber. Toss to coat, then garnish with lemon peel.
Per Serving: 119 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 7g; fat 10.3g; sodium 11.3mg.