Raw Summer Vegetable “Pasta”

Fall is definitely starting to show signs of emerging here in Boston. I’m still trying to hold on to these last few days of summer eating before I fully embrace the pumpkin spice lattes and desserts that I associate with Fall.

This “pasta” salad is so easy to throw together and is very delicious. Hubby and I sat down at the table and plowed through half of it as an afternoon snack. If you can still get some end of summer zucchini and tomatoes, you should definitely try this!

Hubby and I both agreed that the amount of tomatoes/garlic/herbs/etc would be perfect for 1/2 the amount of squash. And since this salad doesn’t keep very well, if you just cut the amount of squash in 1/2 then you’d get two servings. I have written the recipe below to reflect these changes.

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Raw Summer Vegetable "Pasta"

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 zucchini squash, shaved thinly lengthwise with a vegetable peeler
1 yellow summer squash, shaved thinly lengthwise with a vegetable peeler
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
5 oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced
1/2 shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp finely chopped basil
1 tsp finely chopped oregano

Directions:

In a large bowl, gently toss together all ingredients. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.

Recipe as seen on Erin's Food Files, originally from Whole Foods

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9 Responses to “Creamy Red Pepper and Collard Greens Dip”

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    Ashley — January 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds like a tasty dip, and I love that it’s so colorful! I can definitely relate – I’m not into the Superbowl game this year (we recently moved, too, and I prefer college football), but I am ALL about the food!

    • beantownbaker — January 25th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

      Were you guys moving during the holidays? We moved into our apartment on 12/21. It was rough… Even when it’s teams that I like, it’s still mostly about the food 🙂

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    Shannon — January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    i do love football food, and i’ve been meaning to try my hand at collard greens 😉

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    Ashley — January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    We didn’t move as recently as you! We made our move in October…and I’m just starting to feel settled. It is rough… Of course, the kitchen was the first room put together!

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    Lori — January 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Approximately how much collard greens do you need? Can you use canned? This sounds terrific…like a soul food dip!

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Sorry about that. Missed a key ingredient in the recipe. I updated it now. I used a pound of fresh collard greens. I haven’t tried it with canned. Let me know how it goes if you do.

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    Megan — January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so not into the Super Bowl this year either, but I can always get behind some football food. I’m still trying to decide what to make for next weekend. This dip sounds so good!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    YUM! I’ve never seen collards in a dip before.

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    Jade — October 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Hey love this recipe. it is actually my daughters FAVORITE MEAL! but i want to know how do i make this into a freezer meal? should i do anything differently? or just make as directed and put them from oven to freezer?

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