Summer Squash Salad With Lemon Citronette

Use the freshest, smallest summer squash for this delicate salad recipe
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Ribbons of raw summer squash are tossed with toasted pine nuts, salty feta, and a zingy citronette: warm weather salad perfection.

This recipe is courtesy of Cookie and Kate.

4
Servings
347
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the citronette

  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • large garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 1  Teaspoon  fresh thyme leaves
  • 1  Teaspoon  fresh mint, chopped
  • 1  Teaspoon  fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil

For the salad

  • 1/4  Cup  pine nuts
  • 2  Pounds  mixed baby zucchini and yellow squash
  • Salt
  • 1  Cup  feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

For the citronette

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, mint, and parsley. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil, until the dressing is well blended.

For the salad

Use a vegetable peeler to shave the squashes into paper-thin ribbons. Spread the ribbons on a cutting board, sprinkle liberally with salt, and let sit for 20 minutes.

In a small skillet over medium-low heat, toast the nuts until they are golden and fragrant, stirring frequently.

Rinse the squash and gently pat dry with a clean tea towel or paper towels. Place in a serving bowl.

Re-whisk the citronette. Pour the citronette over the squash, scatter the pine nuts and feta over the top, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
46µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
111mg
11%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
101mg
14%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
246mg
16%
Water
243g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Summer Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Summer Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.