Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Prosuitto Crisps

Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Prosuitto Crisps

This recipe is gluten free.


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 thin slices prosciutto (1 ounce), chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled ricotta salata or feta cheese


  1. Shave the zucchini and squash into thin strips using a vegetable peeler. Discard seeds. Place zucchini and squash in a medium bowl, and toss with salt.
  2. Combine mint and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour over zucchini and squash; toss.
  3. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto; saute for 2 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Place 3/4 cup salad on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese; sprinkle evenly with prosciutto.