Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
Recipe from Cooking Light

Summer squash is delicious raw when it's shaved and marinated with a bit of salt. Add salty prosciutto and you have the perfect side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 thin slices prosciutto (1 ounce), chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled ricotta salata or feta cheese

Preparation

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

  1. 1. Shave the zucchini and squash into thin strips using a vegetable peeler. Discard seeds. Place zucchini and squash in a medium bowl, and toss with salt.
  2. 2. Combine mint and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour over zucchini and squash; toss.
  3. 3. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto; saute for 2 minutes or until crisp.
  4. 4. Place 3/4 cup salad on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese; sprinkle evenly with prosciutto.
Ivy Manning,
June 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 68
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.6g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Calcium: 36mg