Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Party Squash Salad

Yesterday, I went searching for a new recipe online for yellow squash and this is what I found. Just happened to have all the ingredients for it in the fridge. Perfect.
I only used 1 large yellow summer squash for the two of us, and thus cut back on all the other ingredients. Really, a good recipe to just make to your tastes. You want less cheese, use less cheese. Less oil, use less...etc.
This would be a great recipe made with a mandolin. Hm...if only I had a mandolin.

Party Squash Salad:
(Parade Magazine Aug. 2001 via Epicurious.com)

2 small zucchini, trimmed
2 small yellow squash, trimmed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

4 oz shaved Parmesan cheese (use a veggie peeler)
1 large bunch of arugula, trimmed, washed and patted dry (CM baby arugula, pre-washed...awesome)
1 large ripe, tomato, cored
2 Tbs chopped Italian parsley

Cut the zucchini and yellow squash into thin slices diagonally; place in a bowl.

Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; toss with the squash. Let rest for 15 minutes. Add the cheese.

Place the arugula in a bowl. Slice the tomato into thin wedges; scatter over the arugula.

Just before serving, spoon the squash and dressing over the arugula. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, tossing at the table.


Mike said...

Hey - where'd the black bean recipe go?

Erndog said...

It's coming back...I can't for the life of me figure out where Blogger's offices are located (hence the publish times and what they mean to them!) Since I'd already posted one recipe this day I wanted to save it for the next.