Summer Squash Salad

August 4, 2006

Summer Squash Salad

Dressing:

1 clove garlic
Salt
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salad ingredients:

 Summer squash
 Salad greens
 Herbs such as parsley and
 basil (optional)
Chopped chives (optional)
Capers (optional)
Parmesan cheese

In a mortar or using the flat side of a large knife, mash the garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt. Put the paste in a small bowl or keep in mortar and whisk in lemon juice. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then whisk in olive oil.

Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut the squash diagonally into very thin ovals. Combine salad greens with squash, herbs, chives, and/or capers (if using) in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat lightly. Garnish with shaved or grated Parmesan.

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