Recipe: Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and Mustard Vinaigrette

Raw, shaved green and yellow squash tossed with red onion, fresh chevre, and toasted pecans in a sweet and tangy mustard vinaigrette make this a beautiful, healthy side dish perfect for warm weather meals!

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Looking to shake things up with your salads? Then try this Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and a Mustard Vinaigrette. Can you say delicious!?!?!

This Shaved Squash Salad is inspired by one of the dishes I enjoyed most on a recent trip to one of my favorite places—Orange Beach, Alabama. In truth, this recipe is my attempt to re-create the restaurant version of the salad. Does it taste exactly like the original? Probably not. But both are fantastic!

Served alongside your protein of choice, this squash salad makes a lovely, light meal perfect for summertime, or for nights that feel like summertime—like the ones we’ve been having in Minnesota lately! We love it with my homemade Mustard Vinaigrette recipe, but I’m sure lots of different homemade salad dressings would taste delicious with it!

Enjoy!

Looking to shake things up with your salads? Then try this Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and a Mustard Vinaigrette. Can you say delicious!?!?!

 

Shaved Squash and Chevre Salad
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Recipe type: Salads & Sides
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Serves: 2-4 servings
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound summer squash, ends trimmed, sliced into "ribbons"
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup toasted pecans, crumbled
  • ⅓ cup chevre (goat cheese), crumbled
  • ¼ cup Mustard Vinaigrette
Instructions:
  1. Add prepared squash, onion, pecans and goat cheese to a large bowl, pour dressing over top and toss well.
Notes:
We recommend organic ingredients whenever possible.

If you are trying to avoid GMO's definitely choose organic squash as varieties not labeled organic may be genetically-modified.

For this recipe I used two zucchini and one yellow squash, but most varieties (and any combination) of summer squash would work.

I used the straight blade on my Paderno Spiralizer to quickly turn the squash into ribbons. If you don't have a Spiralizer, a vegetable peeler or mandoline slicer would work great too.

Kelly Harjes is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and founder of Appetite for Healthy Change™.  Her mission is to inspire others to look and feel their best, feed their families well, and help improve our food system.

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Looking to shake things up with your salads? Then try this Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and a Mustard Vinaigrette. Can you say delicious!?!?!

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Shaved Squash Salad with Chevre and Mustard Vinaigrette

  1. Hello Bruce,

    I found your site a few months ago and I just love it. I have printed many and made several of your recipes. I bought your book but have not read it yet. I can’t wait to get stated on it. Thanks for your great website.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Jane. It means the world to me to hear from readers and know I’m helping them eat better and live healthier!

      Hope you enjoy my book!

      Cheers!
      Bruce