Shaved Summer Squash with Prosciutto Crisps, Mint and Feta

This salad surprised me with it's goodness.  I wasn't so sure how raw squash would turn out but I'll go ahead and tell you it was a great dish.  Perfect for when you want to throw a salad together with minimal cooking time.  The dressing is simple and the flavors really pop with the crunchy prosciutto and tangy feta.

This salad would pack well for a picnic or if you're worried about the toppings just bring them in separate bags and toss in at the last minute.  It's quite beautiful too, isn't it?  Serve it up to impress and I'm sure you will.

{Recipe thanks to Cooking Light}

{Ingredients You'll Need}

  • 3-5 small zucchini and yellow squash or 3 larger ones
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 thin slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
1.  Shave the zucchini and squash either with a kitchen mandolin or vegetable peeler.  Discard the seeded parts.  Place the strips in a bowl and toss with salt.

2.  Combine mint and next 4 ingredients in a bowl and stir with a whisk or fork.  Pour over squash and toss with your hands.

3.  Heat a skillet and crisp up the prosciutto for about 2 minutes.  Portion out the squash salad onto plates then top with proscuitto and feta.  

All the right flavors are there.  Salty, sweet, tangy.  This is quite simple too!  Enjoy at home while you impress your family, dinner guests, or on a picnic with family!

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