Super Summer Squash Salad

As we continue to explore Cumin, I’d like to highlight the beautiful benefits of squash! This delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white fleshed veggie is a perfect addition to any summer meal!  Summer squash is fantastic when it comes to providing our body with key antioxidants, Vitimin C, & few calories!

Here is a great recipe from the New York Times what pairs Cumin with Summer Squash. Check it out!! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/health/nutrition/18recipehealth.html

Ingredients:

1 pound zucchini or other summer squash, thinly sliced or cut in 1/2-inch dice

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced or puréed

3/4 to 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:

1. Steam the squash for three to five minutes until just tender. Remove from the heat.

2. Mix together the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil. Toss with the squash. You can serve this warm, in which case add the cilantro and serve. Alternately, refrigerate until shortly before serving. Toss with the cilantro and serve.

Yield: Serves four.

Advance preparation: This will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator, but the colors and flavors will be less vivid.

In health,

 Reve ~Johanna

 

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