Summer Squash Salad

My husband and I guzzled this summer squash salad last night at dinner.  We had a massive feast of vegetables and salmon (the boys picked at dinner, though did just fine all in all).  Along with the salad, we grilled the salmon, eggplant, red peppers and broccoli.  Fresh fruit for dessert –cherries, apricots and strawberries.

It was a lot of fun.  Making it even better was the fact that my husband and I went grocery shopping together in the afternoon (love doing that with him) while the boys were over at Josh’s house running through the sprinkler.

Summer Squash Salad

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  • 2 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons basil, sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ cup marcona almonds, chopped


  • In medium bowl, combine squash, zucchini, basil, olive oil, lemon juice and salt
  • Toss ingredients together
  • Allow to marinate for 20 minutes to 1 hour (time permitting, I have also served mine immediately and it was fine)
  • Sprinkle with almonds
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Marinate Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 mins
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17 responses to “Summer Squash Salad”

  1. Carol, all fruits and vegetables have potassium. Your doctor should have given you a list of permissable foods. – Margaret

  2. Lovely and so simple as always! The addition of the Marcona almonds is terrific. I ate a lot of salads/side veggies like this on our vacation. I’m so glad restaurants are realizing the merits of these summer veggies.

    Ordered your book last week and sure enough I rec’d another as a late BD gift the next day, so someone else will be getting a gift of your book now. :-) My Honeyville blanched almond flour is on its way thanks to the savings code you tweeted! The book is terrific … can’t wait to try more of your almond flour recipes, Elana!


  3. This salad sounds wonderful, but I must ask about the squash/zucchini. Are they high potassium? My husband is on a gluten-free, diabetic, dairy-free, very low-potassium, low-salt diet.

    Most of your baked goods require almond flour (hence the title of your cook book!), which is very high in potassium. Is there a low-potassium gluten-free substitute for almond flour that you or your readers can suggest?

    Some ingredients I just have no idea about: for example, is chocolate high in potassium?

    Thanks to you and your readers for any information or suggestions!

  4. Oh that looks really yummy!

    Had to share that the Chicken Fingers were a huge hit at dinner tonight! Oh my gosh this new way of cooking is going to satisfy all of us; and it makes me so darn happy :].
    I went through half my bag of almond flour already!

    Bon Apetit!

  5. I’ll come over to your house and knock on your door for some cookies….gfcfsf….oh yeah!

    This salad looks great!

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