Spiralized Summer Vegetable Salad
This bright and fresh summer salad, highlighting seasonal beauties like zucchini and yellow squash, is a playful twist on your typical shaved vegetable salad. You will need a spiralizer, which is a fairly inexpensive kitchen tool that allows you to grate vegetables into long “noodles” using a rotating handle, in order to achieve these whimsical veggie strands. Don’t skip pressing and straining some of the liquid out of your vegetables—otherwise you’ll likely find yourself with a soupy salad given the high water content in zucchini and squash. For a striking presentation, plate the salad in a tight twisted pile on a bed of arugula, then sprinkle your finishing touches (cheese and toasted almonds) evenly over each serving.