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Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: shaved summer squash with lemon-thyme vinaigrette
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 37kcal
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

  • 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

  • Shave outer portion of zucchini and yellow squash into long ribbons using Y-cut peeler. Reserve squash cores for another recipe.
  • Toss the squash ribbons with lemon-thyme vinaigrette and set aside for approximately five minutes. 
  • Layer arugula on a flat platter. Next, add marinated squash ribbons. Add freshly crumbled goat cheese, sprinkle pumpkin seeds for crunch and serve!


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


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg