Summer Squash Salad With Lemon Citronette

Use the freshest, smallest summer squash for this delicate salad recipe
Summer Squash Salad

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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
431
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the citronette

  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 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
31g
44%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
144µg
21%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
18µg
20%
Calcium, Ca
283mg
28%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
275mg
39%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
472mg
31%
Water
230g
9%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.