09 August 2010

summer squash salad

Are you getting tired of zucchini yet? Or is the zucchini fun just starting? I wouldn't know, because I don't plant zucchini. If I did, I would use it for nothing but zucchini bread, and I don't think my hips would appreciate that.

I'm really not a fan of zucchini and the other summer squashes. Eaten raw, they're bland in taste and texture. When cooked, they're too mushy. I'm very sensitive to food textures. But I know they're good for us, so I keep trying different recipes in the hopes that 1) I'll learn to like them and 2) my kids will like them despite my feelings.
(I added a few tomatoes fresh from our garden. It was a wonderful addition to the salad.)

This salad I actually liked. I think it was because the raw squash was cut into tiny pieces. Of course the lemon and olive oil dressing didn't hurt, either.

(My sincerest apologies that I can't find the original source for this recipe. I've searched all my usual places. If it looks familiar to you, and you can tell me where it came from, I would be happy to give credit where credit is due. And I'll probably need to adjust the recipe, as I'm writing it here from memory.)

Summer Squash Salad

A few zucchini and yellow squash, cut into bite-sized chunks
(this should give you several cups of chunks)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds
1/4 cup basil leaves (chopped, if large)
salt and pepper to taste
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl or storage container.
  • Refrigerate and allow to marinate for an hour or more.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Printable Summer Squash Salad recipe


Anonymous said...

I actually really like both zucchini and squash. Some of our friends have really nice organic gardens so they often hook us up with the veggies.


This is my favorite go to recipe when I have squash and zucchini on hand. This is SOOOO easy to make and very flavorful. Plus an easy clean up!!

I also sometimes just marinate the veggies in italian dressing and then slice into long flat slices. Then I just grill it a few minutes on each side. Yum!

Marisa said...

Ooh, that actually looks good! I'll have to try that soon.

Thanks Abby!

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