Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad ♥

Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad ~ ribbons of small, young summer squash tossed in a simple vinaigrette ~ low-carb, low-cal, gluten-free, vegan and for Weight Watchers, just PointsPlus 2 ~
graphic button small size size 10 A simple-simple zucchini salad, just thin-sliced ribbons of young, small summer squash tossed in a simple vinaigrette and dusted with parmesan. WW 2 PointsPlus. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". graphic button small size size 10

Are you noticing, too? It's just spring here in Missouri, but I can tell, It's summer, somewhere. That's because the vegetables, even at the grocery store, are so sweet and perfect, miracle of miracles emerging somewhere from the earth. And small! You can tell, these were picked young. Usually, we must wait for vegetables like this until July or August, either from our own garden or the farmers market. But for a short window, the grocery store's produce department is a vegetable lover's heaven.


Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Zest and juice of a lemon (about 2 tablespoons juice)
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 tablespoon honey or agave
Salt & pepper to taste

2 small, young zucchini
2 small, young yellow squash
Very thin slices red onion
Shaved parmesan

VINAIGRETTE Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together in a bowl.

RIBBON SALAD Trim off the stem ends of the zucchini and yellow squash. With a Y-style vegetable peeler, that's the one with the wide blade, shave off thin ribbons of zucchini and yellow squash and drop into the Vinaigrette. Add the onion. Gently stir to coat the ribbons with Vinaigrette.

PLATE Arrange the ribbons in graceful fashion on a plate. Dust with shaved parmesan. Devour!

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Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. The produce section at my local supermarket has been a lot more fun lately! Some really good quality. I'm seeing great zucchini, too. Love these ribbons! Such a nice shape. Thanks.


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