Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad

Julienned zucchini, sweet grape tomatoes, and shredded squash blossoms combined to create a delicious summer salad. Drizzled with your favorite dressing, this easy to make salad is both cool and refreshing, great for a hot summer day.

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I am a total San Franciscan girl. I was born, raised, and currently living in the city by the bay. I’m used to the cool, overcast, and often foggy weather. So when I’m in a city where the temperature is over 90 degrees? I feel like I’m about to melt.

These last few days I’ve been pre-vacationing in the South Bay, where the weather is the complete opposite of San Francisco, hot and humid. I want icy cold drinks. I want something cold and refreshing to eat. Nothing warm or anything that requires much cooking because the stove makes the kitchen too hot.

My solution? A simple salad. Julienned zucchini combined with sweet grape tomatoes and shredded squash blossoms for a healthy and refreshing summer salad. Just a few ingredients, but so flavorful. Drizzle your favorite dressing over the salad, and you have dinner ready in about 10 minutes at most.

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, julienne a large zucchini using either a grater or with a knife. I recommend making a spiralizer. That way the zucchini isn’t cut too thin.

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Slice the grape tomatoes into fourths. I used a variety of grape and cherry tomatoes to add more flavor to the salad.

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Shred the squash blossoms by tearing them into smaller pieces.

Toss the salad until the ingredients are evenly combined.

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Drizzle your favorite dressing over the salad.

Serve the salad cold. Enjoy!

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Zucchini and Squash Blossom Salad

Julienned zucchini, sweet grape tomatoes, and shredded squash blossoms combined to create a delicious summer salad. Drizzled with your favorite dressing, this easy to make salad is both cool and refreshing, great for a hot summer day.

Author: Andrea Giang

Ingredients

1 large zucchini, julienned

4-5 squash blossoms, shredded

½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced

Dressing of choice to taste

Directions

Cut one large zucchini into matchsticks. Tear up the squash blossoms. Slice the grape tomatoes into fourths.

Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl. Toss them together to evenly incorporate the ingredients.

Drizzle dressing of choice over the salad, to taste.

Serve the salad cold.

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70 comments

  1. Gail says:

    Andrea, this looks beautiful and healthful. I have never heard of a squash blossom though and not sure where to find it. Is there a substitute you might recommend?

  2. Johanne Lamarche says:

    Hi Andrea, just read you are a hygienist in training. I am a periodontist and former professor of periodontics at U of Pennsylvania where I also taught in the hygiene program. Hope you like the profession! Funny how we both like to cook! :))))

  3. Kouzounas Kitchen says:

    Looks great and thank you for liking my Featured Recipe Thursday post. I love SF and I am a Sacramento girl, but love to travel. I use to visit SF quite often as I have friends who live there. Great restaurants and wonderful views. 🙂 Have a great vacation.
    Cheers,
    Krystina @ Kouzounaskitchen.com

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