Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon

  • dory92064 Posted: 08/29/09
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    Outstanding flavor for such a simple recipe. I used all baby crook neck squash (summer squash) that I got at the Farmers Market. I doubled the amt of olive oil, lemon juice and rind. In addition to basil and oregano, also used some fresh thyme, chives and mint. The 'salad' was very flavorable. I served with capreses salad of slice heirloom tomatoes, basil, mozarrella, olive oil and balsamic vinegar -- the two salads complimented each other -- also had grilled corn on the corn and grilled steak. Will definitely make the Summer Squash Ribbons again -- wonderful use summer squash -- great summer 'salad'. I think it would be wonderful tossed with pasta -- but it's so good on its own.

  • sactown Posted: 05/22/09
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    Beautiful, fresh and yummy!

  • bschwarz Posted: 09/15/09
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    This was super easy and delicious. My husband -Mr no veggies even liked it! I just used yellow squash. served with beef and corn. Two thumbs up!

  • chai224 Posted: 10/10/09
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    Absolutely, positively nothing special. Tried it over linguini as recommended and it came up short in the taste department. Won't make it again.

  • jesstheveg Posted: 06/28/09
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    this recipe is EXCELLENT! i used half of the amount of squash the recipe called for and added in pappardelle pasta. otherwise, i followed the instructions exactly. it was definitely not what i expected . . . in a good way. this was sooooooo delicious! VERY fresh and flavorful.

  • bethaC Posted: 06/14/09
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    I thought it was great! I was a little skeptical, because I'm not a fan of uncooked zucchini, but this was a nice surprise.

  • AlisonGodlewski Posted: 07/11/10
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    This dish looks beautiful, and has a delicous taste. Everyone at my dinner party raved about it and asked for the recipe. I loved it the next day too!

  • Keciadee Posted: 07/04/12
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    Wichita, KS

    My tummy can't tolerate raw squash. I cooked my ribbons in the microwave without water for 3 min. The amount of lemon was a little much, could have been better balanced with more garlic, but maybe my clove was small. I chose to toss this with pasta, which was tasty. One could reduce the amount of olive oil to a couple of teaspoons, thus cut 40 calories right off the top. Also, some chopped tomato is a terrific addition--if fresh is available. If not, then skip it. +++The ribbons is a nice idea, but raw squash not as nice for some.

  • latenitemom Posted: 09/09/13
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    Prepared exactly to the recipe except minus the fresh oregano ( I didn't have it on hand.) Another exception is that I used a mandolin to slice the squash. Because of that, I did not slice around the seeds but I had bought squash on the smaller side at the farmers market so the tiny seeds were not a factor. Family enjoyed it. With the dressing and raw squash, it was more like a salad. Makes a really nice side on a hot day.


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