Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups salad, 1 tablespoon basil oil)
Recipe from Health

Recipe Time

Prep Time:

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 159
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Calcium: 205mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 yellow squash (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine vinegar, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until sugar dissolves. Trim ends of zucchini and squash; cut into thin ribbons with harp-shaped peeler. Add to vinegar mixture. Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight.
  2. 2. Bring a small pan of water to a boil; add garlic. Remove with a slotted spoon after 1 minute. Rinse under cold water; set aside. Add basil to boiling water; immediately remove and rinse under cold water. Reserve 1 tablespoon of cooking liquid. Transfer garlic and basil to a food processor, and add lemon juice, olive oil, reserved water, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Process until smooth.
  3. 3. Drain squash, and divide among 4 plates. Top with cubed mozzarella, and drizzle with basil oil.
Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad Recipe at a Glance
advertisement

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy