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5. Summer Squash Ribbons Salad.


  • 1 1/2 Pounds various summer squash, ends trimmed, and cut lengthwise into strips.
  • 2 tablespoons very thinly sliced shallot
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 Cup chiffonade of basil
  • 1/4 Cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 Ounces crumbled goat cheese (optional)

1. In large bowl, toss to combine summer squash ribbons, shallot, olive oil and vinegar. Set aside and let stand for about 10 minutes to marinate.
2. Season salad with salt and pepper to taste. Add basil and pine nuts and toss to combine gently. Transfer to serving plates and add optional goat cheese.

Recipe Credit: The Kitchn.

More Summer Squash Recipes:
6. Refreshing Summer Squash Salad
7. Summer Squash and Corn Saute
8. Cajun Summer Squash

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:07AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

I can't wait to try some of these recipes. I may have to go to the grocery to buy some since the squirrels are eating my squash & tomatoes in the garden!

9:51PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Summer squash zuchinni all so good and healthy!!
Thank you

8:43AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

And don't forget an omelet or scrambled eggs with squash/zucchini.

10:13PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Sounds so good will try!
Thank You

9:22PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Can't wait to try some of these. Thank you.

7:20PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Yummy, thanks.

5:28PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013


9:21AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Great :) TY for sharing!

4:20AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

I love squash. Thanks for sharing.

4:03AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

thanks for sharing!

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