Super-Easy Summer Squash Salad

Food & Wine: Summer Squash Salad with Pickled Currants
Summer Squash Salad with Pickled Currants Photo © John Kernick
By Jimmy Bannos Jr. Posted August 19, 2014

It takes just 12 minutes to make this superfresh-tasting summer salad. Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. quick-pickles tangy currants, then uses the pickling liquid as a dressing for thin slices of baby squash and greens.

Summer Squash Salad with Pickled Currants

Heat 2 tablespoons each of red wine vinegar and currants with 1/4 teaspoons each of salt and sugar; let cool. Drain; transfer 2 teaspoons of the pickling liquid to a bowl. Toss with 1 pound thinly sliced baby summer squash, 2 cups mixed baby greens, 3/4 cup chopped basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil and the currants. Top with chopped roasted hazelnuts and shaved ricotta salata.

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