Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Zucchini Avocado salad with Graviera cheese

9 comments Jun 21st, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

This salad is served in one of my favorite taverns here in Athens called Canela. There they serve simple but tasty Mediterranean food. The important thing about this salad is the Graviera cheese. It should not be too salty and not too hard. One might try it with a piece of young Pecorino.

I dedicate this recipe to the Fruit a month event at Mharo Rahastan’s blog.

Preparation time 15 minutes

Difficulty: easy


  • 200 gram of small zucchini
  • one Avocado
  • 100 gram of Graviera
  • juice of half a lemon
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Bring water to boil and boil the zucchini until they are al dente.

Cut the Avocado in half, remove the stone and peel it. Cut into thick slices. Put with the zucchini into a bowl and mix. Grade the cheese over it.

Mix olive oil, lemon juice and pepper in a cup and pour it over the salad.

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  1. Tobias, that looks simply delicious and of course healthy too (cheese is healthy….lol). Please do send it to my “Veggie/Fruit A Month – Avocado” event going on in my blog.

  2. ah, i love this! So simple and so greek. Again, jealous of your access to gravieras! Grrrr… but I can easily get my paws on some young pecorino.

  3. Hi Priya,

    I have added a link to the recipe. Let me know if that is okay. I can not leave a comment at the event post on your blog though. Why is that?
    All the best

  4. It seems avocado has been embraced well in Greece. This unique salad would be welcome on my table, gonna have to try it.

  5. Great summery salad, love all the fresh ingredients. Graviera is the cherry on top!

  6. Tasty looking recipe

  7. Graviera is a great cheese! Tobias, have you ever used a combination of boiled and raw zucchini in this salad?

  8. @ Mariana: No I never did. Might be worth a try though. Did you ever use raw and cooked ones in combination?

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