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Clean Eating Recipe || Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad jillconyers.com #vegetarian #glutenfree #recipe

For the past month or so our Consumer Supported Agriculture pick up has included squash and zucchini. Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad jillconyers.com #vegetarian #glutenfree #recipeA lot of it! We’ve been on a pretty good roll of not throwing away any produce and I was determined to use the summer squash we were getting each week. Did you know there are more than 100 types and varieties of squash out there? Did you know you can eat zucchini and yellow sqaush raw?

Nutrition

Squash is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. Naturally high in fiber and low in calories, fat, and sodium.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad jillconyers.com #vegetarian #glutenfree #recipe A few weeks ago we received the largest [and tastiest] zucchini we had ever seen. It was ginormous! It was hilarious!

As you might imagine there are endless recipe ideas for preparing these vegetables. We tried zucchini bread and muffins, a noodleless lasagna, salads, sliced with hummus, zucchini sticks with marinara (a new family favorite), pasta sauces…the list goes on and on.

I found the original recipe at Clean and Delicious, made a few changes according to taste and came up with a great side dish that is easy to make and delicious.

 

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

A simple no hassle and no cook recipe that is perfect for summer! #glutenfree #vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw zucchini
  • 2 cups raw yellow squash
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomoatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 10 basil leaves sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice squash and zucchini as thin as possible.
  2. In a large bowl combine squash, zucchini, tomatoes, salt and pepper (to taste).
  3. Toss vegetables with lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Gently mix in mozzarella and basil.
  5. Enjoy!

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13 Comments

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  2. Hi Julie. Yum… squash in a salsa sounds like a great idea!  Will you be sharing the recipe? I have a new zucc/squash recipe to share this week. I think it's one of my favorite recipes for 2011!
    Jill Conyers
    My Blog: http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
    I believe no decision should be made while running up hill. ~Nike

  3. Hi Sharon. It's so good and easy to make. I have a new zucchini and squash recipe I'm sharing this week. I think it's one of my all time favorite recipes for 2011!
    Jill Conyers
    My Blog: http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
    I believe no decision should be made while running up hill. ~Nike

  4. I downloaded the recipe, Jill … it looks great! I love reading about your awesome commitment to health and fitness. Well done! 🙂 Christina @ FitBodyFullLife.com

  5. Julie this recipe looks so good I'll have to try it!! I'm always looking for zucchini and squash recipes. Thank you 🙂

  6. I never used to eat squash raw but my husband started putting raw zucchini in our salads and it works just fine. I tried a new squash type of food yesterday…the choyote squash. It looks like a pear and it was really good! I posted a breakfast recipe I used it in yesterday…
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    I'm going to try it in a salsa next.

  7. I have a ton of zucchini, squash, and cherry tomatoes in my garden. This looks like a great recipe. I will be adding it to my recipe box, thanks for sharing!

  8. I love that search engine! Also, I have never tried eating Zucchini raw.
    Your recipe looks great! I also love those huge zucchini in Stuffed Zucchini with couscous and cheese!

  9. not sure my last comment went through 🙁 basically i said thanks for the tips about zucchini…i had no idea about the awesome nutritiousness of it! plus i just get so excited about all of your recipes! they all sound delicious! thanks for sharing the search engine as well 🙂

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