Summer Squash Salad Recipe: This Marinated Zucchini Salad Recipe Is Crazy Good by 30Seconds Food

Summer Squash Salad Recipe: This Marinated Zucchini Salad Recipe Is Crazy Good

Have zucchini or yellow squash growing like crazy in your garden – or have bags on your front porch from the neighbors? It's time to try some new squash recipes! Here's one from Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog, Clean Food Crush®.

For this healthy squash salad recipe you will need zucchini, fresh garlic, olive oil, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce or coconut aminos, lime juice, lime zest, fresh cilantro, sea salt, black pepper and toasted sesame seeds. For a more colorful salad, use yellow crookneck squash and zucchini. This is a wonderful salad to take to summer potlucks, cookouts and get-togethers.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • Don't skip the step salting and letting the squash drain. You want to remove as much moisture as possible from the squash.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Rinse the squash and gently rub the skin to remove all the dirt. Dry with a towel.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, mandoline or spiralizer, slice the squash into thin ribbons.
  3. Set ribbons in a colander over the sink or on a few paper towels. Sprinkle ribbons very lightly with salt, then allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Very gently pat dry with paper towels. This step helps to draw out excess moisture so that the zucchini salad doesn't become too soggy.
  4. Place squash ribbons into a large glass bowl then add in the garlic, olive oil, sesame oil, coconut aminos, lime zest and juice, and chopped cilantro. Toss gently then cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
  5. Taste test, then sprinkle with sea salt (often not needed!), pepper and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Clean Food Crush®.

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Donna John
Making this! Yum. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds , you can use some of those sesame seeds leftover from making your honey cookies. :-) food: Easy Honey Cookies Recipe: This Old-fashioned Honey Cookie Recipe Is the Bee's Knees Dessert
OMG this looks amazing!! 😋
So fresh and delish!
Elisa Schmitz
This is on my "to-make" list, wow. And you're right, Donna John - I'm ready to roll out those sesame seeds, ha!
Gwen Johnson
Looks really refreshing ... and healthy.
This looks good is it summer squash only or can we use other squashes I'm not sure how many exactly but I've used the big butter knife I've used the acorn I've used a yellow and abused the green so I'm wondering can this be altered or this is the squashes that you recommend thanks a lot for any tips you have

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