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. 5 stars
    What a refreshing twist on a summer salad! We had it with seafood and it was an excellent side that will likely be an indispensable favorite.

  2. Elana, just a note to say that your site is deliciously life-changing. THANK YOU! Can’t wait to receive your cookbook! Cheers!

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    I don’t see anything wrong at all with putting on-line recipes in a book. Why shouldn’t you get paid for all of this work you do? Also, there is a huge population of people who don’t readily use the internet and would rather have a book.

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