New Roots Organics
Organic Recipes > Salad or Side > Shaved Summer Squash Salad

Shaved Summer Squash Salad (Serves 4)
courtesy of Jenna Clemens, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA

This is similar to a recipe we featured a few weeks back for shaved asparagus. Same concept, and feel free to include some asparagus too! It is so refreshing to have a fresh, raw salad!

Always use a good quality olive oil and salt. It will make a huge difference! Kosher salt is a good option.

3 tablespoons whole almonds
1 pound summer squash (a mix of green and yellow) Semi peel it, but leave a little of the skin on for color
2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 minced garlic clove
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Spinach, or arugula, washed

  1. Roast almonds and coarsely crush. Meanwhile, trim the ends off summer squash. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the squash lengthwise into strips and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic clove, and kosher salt to taste. Pour dressing over squash. Let stand for a few minutes, then add a few handfuls of baby arugula. Shave a little Pecorino over the squash and toss. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with the crushed almonds.

Why New Roots?
We can give you reasons until apples grow out of our ears. Check out our top 6 reasons for New Roots.
Hungry For Good Health?
Start eating better next week.
sign up today!
Site of the Week to inspire those who want to learn about the benefits of organic agriculture. It aims to provide clarity for those confused by the sea of food labels and build trust in the USDA organic label.