Susan Branch Zucchini Salad

If you have a garden, and you planted zucchini, I’m pretty sure you could be in trouble — possibly you are inundated by zucchini that grow four inches a day, and maybe even looking for victims to foist it off on, sneaking up to friend’s porches, ringing the bell and running.   Is this you?  We know who you are.

So here’s your answer, one of my favorite summer salads . . . a fresh, easy-to-make salad, that makes zucchini as crisp as pickles.

So pretty and summery with the flowers, and good for you too.  Perfect for a summer potluck. If you give away your zucchini with this recipe, no one will complain!

Isn’t it pretty?  We love to use the herb lovage on this one . . . if you’ve never had it, it tastes kind of like celery; delicious in soups and salads; sprinkle it over cottage cheese, with black pepper, yum!  But any fresh salad herb is good with this; try chopped arugula, lemon thyme (with flowers), basil, or watercress.  Here’s the recipe!

9 Responses to Susan Branch Zucchini Salad

  1. Sherry Benshoof says:

    What kind of Paul Newman’s Dressing???

  2. Paul Newman has a plethora of salad dressings so which one did you use?

  3. Cathy Goodwin says:

    Sounds delicious!

  4. Sharon F. Corey says:

    Hello Susan, I hope you and Joe and Jack are enjoying beautiful weather. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Lots of squash coming off now. I was wondering which Paul Newman’s Salad Dressing you use for this recipe. There are so many good choices. I like the Classic Oil and Vinegar on my house salad. Sharon in South Carolina – one of your biggest fans in South Carolina

    • sbranch says:

      Believe it or not, way back when I wrote this recipe, I think this was their ONLY dressing! Yes, it’s the classic Oil and Vinegar! Hello down there! I hope you’re having a wonderful spring! xoxo

  5. Sharon in the Lowcountry of South Carolina says:

    Thank you so much Susan. Yes, I remember when there were a lot less choices. I am having a wonderful spring. Not so much in the yard or garden, but someday soon I will get back to that. Since my divorce was final in early March I have been busy moving back to Lowcountry of South Carolina. I am currently in a rental, but searching for the perfect little beach cottage with enough land for garden and maybe even a kitty or two. There are several veggie/fruit stands and farmers markets in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, and Georgetown where I can purchase fresh locally grown veggies in the meantime. I tried so hard to get to see you and Joe on your visit to Charleston, but I was in the midst of very bad days then. My friend Pam Kerschner and her sisters were there and she shared with me all the delicious details. I do plan to be there when you return after your new book is on the shelves. Or . . . maybe I will just plan a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. I have a bubbly friend in Pawleys Island by the name of Robin McCall who has started her own tour company here called Storehouse Tours. She and I are planning to get together to plan a tour to England that will follow your “A Fine Romance: Falling in love with the English Countryside” tour. Won’t that be sweet? I know Pam and her sisters will be the first ones to sign up along with myself. Things are really looking up for me now Susan just like you said they would. Now, if I could find the perfect little cottage with a garden and a kitty and a guy like Joe.

    • sbranch says:

      Makes me so happy Sharon . . . you have it figured out, making a new life means putting wonderful things on the calendar to look forward to (instead of hashing over the past) . . . You go right ahead now, and make all your dreams come true! xoxoxo

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