Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad

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Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad
1 tbsp STAR
Family Reserve Olive Oil with Fresh Basil
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 spears asparagus
3 small zucchini
3 small yellow squash
1 carrot, peeled
Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Using a vegetable peeler, shave thin ribbons of yellow squash and zucchini (do not peel them first). Stop at the center, and discard the center. Place ribbons into a medium mixing bowl.

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Then using the vegetable peeler, shave ribbons of carrot and add them to the squash. After that, using the vegetable peeler, hold the asparagus by the root end with your thumb, and shave the tender top parts of the stalks into ribbons and add to mixture. Discard the tough lower ends.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the
STAR Family Reserve Olive Oil with Fresh Basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and a dash of salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette over shaved vegetables. Toss with a dash of Italian seasoning, and salt/pepper to taste. Portion salad onto plates or serve family style.


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