Isn't a zucchini a vegetable? Does it come down to what a fruit technically is when you're a fruititarian? Like, I know an avacado is a fruit, but it's sort of in the salty/veggie category...so is a zucchini *technically* a fruit?? (confusion surfaces to my frontal lobe) What about okra? I know that tomatoes are fruits...
I have a good salad recipe that I've tried to post on VegWeb but to no avail (got it off www.gumbopages.com
*4 cups peeled and grated sweet potatoes (yams)
*\t2 tart green apples (Granny Smith or Pippin), peeled, cored and chopped
*\t1/2 cup dried red currants
*\t1/2 cup pecans
*\tJuice of 1 orange
*\tJuice of 1 lime
*\t2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
*\t1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
*\t2 cloves garlic, finely minced
*\tSalt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
*\t1/3 cup olive oil
Mix the sweet potatoes, apples, currants and pecans in a large bowl. Combine the juices, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk together, then add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Pour over the salad, toss well to combine well, then refrigerate overnight before serving.
It's really good on a hot day in the summer. I suppose you can substitute something else for the mustard and vinegar, but this really is a good combination of flavors. I can eat a giant bowl of it in one sitting.