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Shaved Squash Salad

Delicious Summer squash, is the star of this elegant summer salad.



 It's been a humid summer, the kind that makes you just want to melt in your seat. Most days I was scrambling to find meals that required little or no cooking. Then I remembered I had The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook, by Matt Kadey. I quickly found tons of recipes to try, none of them needing an ounce of heat from the stove, oven or grill. This cookbook is full of wonderful recipes, from breakfast to dessert. There were so many eye catching recipes I didn't know where to begin. I totally LOVE chickpeas, so I went with this recipe first.

This salad is a great way to use up your garden bounty. I know everyone will be harvesting tons of summer squash, zucchini and tomatoes and this salad highlights all of these favourite summer staples. I loved the crunchy, buttery, tart sweetness of this salad. I didn't have red wine vinegar, so I subbed in some Balsamic vinegar. Not only is this salad delicious, it's is stunning on your plate. It makes you truly appreciate the beauty of a fresh summer bounty.



Shaved Squash Salad
adapted from The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook

1 1/2 lbs zucchini (about 3 medium), preferably a mix of green and yellow
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1- 14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 C halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 C coarsely chopped fresh basil
2 ounces diced feta, goat, or blue cheese (about 1/2 C)
1/3 C chopped walnuts or pecans

Dressing:
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil or walnut oil
1 Tbs red wine vinegar
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Using a wide, flat vegetable peeler or mandolin, shave the squash thinly is a large bowl. Toss with the bell pepper, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and basil. Divide the squash mixture among serving plates and sprinkle with cheese and nuts.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.

Comments

  1. Another yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing such a lovely easy to make meal. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  2. So yummy!!! This shaved squash salad is beautiful and delicious. Thank you for another great recipe!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect summer lunch!

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  4. Trying this this weekend!!!

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  5. Definitely going to try this - looks delicious!

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  6. We'll have so much squash this summer from the garden! This salad sounds so fresh I can't wait to give it a go! Love that it uses in season produce

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  7. What a great salad - love the variety of colours, textures, and flavours!

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  8. Such a pretty and flavourful salad. Will be making this again as the appetizer for an upcoming summer dinner party.

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  9. This was a great salad and I will be making it again!

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  10. Yum! Such a delicious summer salad!

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  11. love how you shaved it ! the texture was amazing!! perfect for summer meals

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  12. This is a yummy, healthy salad and a great way to use some zucchini! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a great idea to shave the squash for an easy salad.

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