Vegetable Salad Recipe with Summer Squash

    squash vegetable salad

    Fix a low-calorie, high-fiber dish for yourself with this vegetable salad recipe. Simple, healthy, and fresh, this vegetable salad is made with delicious summer squash and sweet cherry tomatoes.

    We love using summer squash because the vegetable tends to be a good source of vitamins A, C, and B6, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. There are a lot of essential nutrients packed into one powerful veggie.

    The squash is sautéed with garlic and tomatoes in a little bit of olive oil then dressed with fresh basil, making this the quintessential summer dish. Because this vegetable salad recipe doesn’t contain a lot of spices, it’s important to use high quality, organic produce for the best flavor.

    Feel free to mix in extra ingredients like goat cheese and/or a handful of penne pasta to make this a more filling salad. You can also sprinkle a pinch of parmesan at the end for a satisfying garnish.


    Cook time: 5 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Cut yellow summer squash into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
    2. In a frying pan, heat olive oil on a medium-high flame. Add summer squash, tomatoes, and garlic.
    3. Add a pinch of sea salt, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Transfer to a platter, add the chopped basil and serve immediately.

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    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 6/18/2018

    By the time she was 28, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating And Recipe Guide.” Andrea Beaman is the host of Wise Up! and Fed Up! on Z Living.