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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7 Responses to “Way to nerd that up…”

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    Kristina — April 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, if only there were a Trader Joes here *le sigh*
    This post made me lol (literally) because my husband’s in the process of getting an Aeronautical Engineering degree 🙂

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    CB — April 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! thats freaking hilarious! Must show my other nerd friends…

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    Erin — April 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Definitely showing “nerd” boyfriend this. He’ll probably run right over to Trader Joe’s after work. Great catch!

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    Sheltie Girl — April 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This is too funny! I haven’t been to TJ’s in a while so I’ve missed the Avocado’s Magic Number. Great find and thanks for sharing!

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Lemon Tartlet — April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    That is so cute! No fair there’s no TJ here!

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    gaga — April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Haha, that IS pretty darn nerdy. What a great find!

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    Yankee1969 — June 30, 2008 at 1:31 am

    My non-nerd g/f sent this to me to see if I’d understand the reference. I’m an EE, so I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture. 🙂 Luckily, I’m used to her odd looks when I start chuckling over something geeky like that. 🙂

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