Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Crisp Pancetta

I've got summer squash (otherwise known as yellow squash and/or crookneck squash) and zucchini coming out of my ears! Last week alone we picked over 20 zucchini/summer squash from our plants. It's really fun to go out in the morning and see how many there are waiting to be picked and once in awhile to find one that somehow stayed out of sight until it was huge!

Anyway, the whole point is, I have a ton of these green and yellow guys and have been trying lots of different recipes to use them.

This has got to be one of the most delicious ways that I have had summer squash. This salad takes moments to fix and it is amazingly amazing. It is so simple, yet so good.
The summer squash and zucchini are shaved with a vegetable peeler into thin strips and combined with a simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, fresh mint, salt and pepper.
Add a little pancetta- which I used because I like it better than prosciutto, and top it with some feta. Delish and ready in minutes, without slaving away in the kitchen on a hot summer day.

Here is the recipe for Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Prosciutto Crisps
* I used cubed pancetta instead of prosciutto
* I used feta cheese


Blog is the New Black said...

Love this! Looks so refreshing!

Sharon said...

What a great summer salad, just in time for the heat wave we are expecting. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

great idea

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Mmmmmm what a fabulous way of using up your excess of these veggies! So simple but sounds so delicious. Love the idea of combining mint, feta and pancetta! Looks gorgeous!

Delectably Green said...

Really lovely flavorings - super salad

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite times to the year (for a short while) is when the zucchini crop is on overload. Right now thye are barely blossoming here. This looks like a great use for some of the excess crop!