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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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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