This is a very simple salad using small squashes.
You do know you should pick them when they are small, right?
I was running out of ideas, it was hot, I had an abundance of herbs and a forgotten lemon in the firdge.
Thus a recipe is born.
We liked it as a salad.
Mon mari liked it even better the next day when he added it to his sandwich – just the right amount of crunch.
Summer Squash Salad
Total time: 10 minutes plus marinating time.
- 2 small zucchini or summer squash, about 7″ (17cm) long, sliced very thinly
- 2 tbs chopped lemon basil
- 2 tbs chopped mint
- 2 tbs chopped, fresh parsley
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 3 – 4 tbs fresh lemon juice, (1 lemon)
- 2 tbs salad olive oil
- Make Vinaigrette:
- Place mustard and lemon juice in a bowl big enough to hold everything. Whisk to combine.
- Slowly add olive oil, whisking constantly, until thick.
- Add the squash slices and herbs, Stir will to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- When ready to serve, spoon into a serving bowl.
I have an update on our bunny-cide.
The farmers (all 8 of them) were back this morning.
Once again they did a lot of talking and standing around in various spots.
I didn’t go out to talk to them because, really, there was no point. They were going to do whatever regardless of my opinion.
My neighbor, however, did.
I think it’s a guy thing – and he’s quite thrilled at the bunny-cide.
Anyway, he spent quite a bit of time participating in whatever discussions were going on.
He said he even understood most of it…. I ran into him when I was out walking the dogs, on their leashes.
So, here is the scoop according to my neighbor:
They are not poisoning the rabbits. If they had, they would have given us proper warning to protect the dogs.
Okay, I’ll believe that.
They are trapping them and moving them to a hunting area for the autumn hunters.
Yeah… I don’t believe that.
I haven’t seen any traps and I haven’t seen anyone coming to tend traps, remove them, return them etc. Sure, it’s possible that they could do that and my dogs wouldn’t bark like crazy and I wouldn’t notice the activity, but….
The sick and dying bunnies have myxomatosis.
Yes, I absolutely believe that, having seen the evidence with my own eyes.
Then he said that the myxomatosis is coincidental with the concerted effort to rid the neighborhood of rabbits. They did not introduce it nor cause it.
I’m not buying that line either.
My neighbor couldn’t believe that I didn’t believe.
I said it’s like when you’re a kid and your parents tell you that your old, sick dog is going to live on a farm in the country.
I will continue to walk my dogs on leashes….
And I will miss the bunnies (never thought I’d say that).
I did see one bunny this morning; and he wasn’t sick.