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Summer-Squash Salad with Herbs and Pecorino Fresco

If you can find it, use Zephyr squash, which is yellow with a pale-green tip. You can also use a mix of young green and yellow squashes.

  • servings: 6


  • 1 pound small young summer squashes (about 8), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (halved if large)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano or thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 6 ounces pecorino fresco, crumbled (about 1 1/2 cups;


  1. Step 1

    Toss together squashes, herbs, and oil in a large bowl; season with pepper. Add cheese; toss. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

Martha Stewart Living, August