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Look no further: your go-to summer side dish for every potluck, barbecue, and picnic is here. If you’ve never eaten a raw squash salad before, you’re in for a treat (and there's no need to cook a thing). Tossing the rounds with salt allows them to soften and absorb every bit of flavor. While the vinegar adds the right amount of acidity to pair well with almost any meat, but grilled steak, roasted chicken, or quick-sautéed shrimp are particularly perfect alongside. Topped with a chopped almond dressing, the result is light, flavorful, and perfect for a hot summer evening.


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Toss together squash, parsley, scallions, vinegar, chile, and 1½ teaspoons of the salt in a large bowl. (Salad may be stored in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 day.)

  • Stir together almonds, oil, black pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add to squash mixture; toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.