Summer Squash are here!

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At the Stand Today: 

Summer Squash!

Kohlrabi

Cucumbers

Lettuce

Kale

Collards

Chard

New bags of fresh-roasted, whole bean Karma coffee

and more!

 

Our summer squash is beautiful and firm and sweet and nutty right now. Don’t limit yourself to sauteing and grilling! Shaved thinly, this vegetable is delicious eaten raw. This salad from Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen is the perfect side dish for a hot summer day.

 

Recipe for Squash Ribbon Salad with Almond Pesto

Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

2 lbs summer squash

1/2 cup toasted almonds

1/4 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese

1 small clove of garlic, crushed

pinch of red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup olive oil

 

Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, shave the squash into long ribbons 1/16-inch thick.

Grind almonds, Parmesan, garlic and red pepper flakes in a food processor until they are finely chopped. Add the lemon juice, salt and olive oil and pulse a few times until incorporated. Do not over-process or you’ll have almond butter. Pour the dressing into a large salad bowl and let it roll up and around the sides.

Peel the zucchini with a vegetable peeler or mandolin and place zucchini ribbons in the dressing-coated bowl. Toss the ribbons gently (your hands work best) attempting to coat the zucchini as evenly as possible. Serve at room temperature.

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