Friday, July 15, 2011

Shaved Summer Squash Salad

Summer Squash Salad 1 (1 of 1)

I'm going to keep it brief today because after 10 days in Norway visiting R's family, and then 10 more days split between Denver and Chicago visiting mine, well, I'm tired. (Posts on each trip, with recipes of course, will be coming along eventually.) If you're tired too, maybe from mid-summer's heat or from too much vacationing, there's nothing easier than a shaved summer squash salad for a healthy lunch.

Summer Squash Salad (1 of 1)

You're just going to use a vegetable peeler to shave ribbons off of summer squash, which you will then dress with a lemony, garlicky vinaigrette. No cooking, no unnecessary heating of the house or apartment. If you plan on eating the salad over the course of a couple of days, store the dressing separately, and only add it to the salad as you eat it.

Shaved Summer Squash Salad
Adapted from this recipe on Epicurious

3 tablespoons whole almonds, toasted and chopped
2 summer squashes, one green and one yellow
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Bunch of arugula

Use a vegetable peeler to peel ribbons off of the squash until both are completely shaved into strips. Set aside in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, toss the squash together with the arugula and dress with the vinaigrette.

3 comments:

Jenné said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

julia said...

mmm. simply beautiful!

Ribbons of yellow squash and green said...

I love making squash ribbons, such a great alternative to a bowl of pasta. I love the salty feta addition!