Day 348: Zucchini Lemon-Honey Salad ♥ Recipe

Zucchini Lemon-Honey Salad
<< Today's simple zucchini salad recipe: A pretty combination of sunny-yellow yellow squash and summer-green zucchini, chopped and tossed in a lemony vinaigrette. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1 or 2 points. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". >>

~recipe & photo updated & reposted 2012~
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2006 Original Post: If the weather's not yet spring-ish, the food can be!

Easily slipping the knife through the soft flesh of the green zucchini and yellow squash, I realized how remarkably different, how spectacularly simple, how wonderfully light and bright, this quick chopped salad seems — now — compared to the root vegetables that felt so perfect just a couple of weeks ago but now seem unappealingly heavy and earthy. Wool sweaters may be still in order. But not for long! We'll doff them — like parsnips and turnips — soon enough!

This is another winner of a spring-to-summer vegetable salad, just summer squash, lemon, honey, green onion and an herb. I used fresh tarragon — hmmm, have I just created an entry for Herb Blogging Weekends? Maybe so!

RECIPE for ZUCCHINI LEMON-HONEY SALAD

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 4

WHISK
Zest & juice (about 2 tablespoons) of a lemon
Squirt of honey (just a teaspoon or two)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

STIR IN, SERVE & ENJOY
1 green zucchini (about 1/2 pound), diced
1 yellow squash (about 1/2 pound), diced
1/4 cup chopped herbs (tarragon, mint, cilantro, basil, others)
1 - 2 chopped green onions or a bit of red onion

ALANNA's TIPS & KITCHEN NOTES
2006: The recipe suggests letting it sit for an hour before serving; but it didn't seem to change much in an hour so next time I'll skip that step. (It didn't hurt the salad either so making it a bit in advance is fine.)
2012: For a vegan salad, substitute agave for honey.



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4 comments:

I love the sound of this. When I read the recipe I realized that I don't know if I've ever tasted fresh tarragon. I think the mint would be good too.

I think I've underrated zucchini in the past. This sounds yummy (I'll skip the green onions though).

Another delicious-sounding vegetable dish!

I love the way that looks. And I'm just now getting into tarragon. I still don't like the dried stuff, but the fresh is quite nice.

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