shaved summer squash salad with lemon-thyme vinaigrette
Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette is a go-to summer salad! This salad recipe is a cinch to prepare, yet shaving the squash, adding creamy goat cheese and making your own vinaigrette really elevates this simple summer dish. Ready in ten minutes and no appliances needed!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: shaved summer squash with lemon-thyme vinaigrette
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 37 kcal
Author: Marisa
Shaved Summer Squash Salad
  • 4 small summer squash yellow squash and zucchini
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 1/2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 T. raw pumpkin seeds
Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T. lemon juice
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme stems removed
  • 1/2 t. Kosher salt
Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
  1. Add lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, fresh thyme leaves, and Kosher salt to a Mason jar, shake and set aside.

Shaved Summer Squash Salad
  1. Shave outer portion of zucchini and yellow squash into long ribbons using Y-cut peeler. Reserve squash cores for another recipe.

  2. Toss the squash ribbons with lemon-thyme vinaigrette and set aside for approximately five minutes. 

  3. Layer arugula on a flat platter. Next, add marinated squash ribbons. Add freshly crumbled goat cheese, sprinkle pumpkin seeds for crunch and serve!

Recipe Notes

All nutritional values are approximate. This recipe is for approximately six small servings; adjust if serving as a main entree.

Nutrition Facts
Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 18.6%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.