Marinated Herbed Zucchini

Craving something fresh, Paul picked up a basket of summer squash at the market on the way home from work yesterday. Marinated Herbed Zucchini is a beautiful and flavorful summer starter that transforms summer's bounteous zucchini and squash into something unexpected and delicious. Whether you're looking for a creative new salad...or just searching for something other than zucchini bread to make with the summer squashes piling up in your kitchen, this is a winner!

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Yield: Serves 4-6 as a starter or side


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons combined herbs (chives, basil, tarragon, parsley) thinly sliced.
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan 


  1. Slice or mandolin zucchini and squash into thin coins.
  2. Mix together the vinaigrette ingredients: lemon, salt, pepper and garlic until combined.
  3. Add the vinaigrette to the sliced squashed and toss carefully to combine.
  4. Lay the slices in layers in a shallow dish with a lip.  Pour over additional vinaigrette.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Immediately prior to serve sprinkle over herbs and parmesan.