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Summer Squash Ribbons, Chickpeas, and Marcona Almonds with Smoky Paprika Dressing

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This summery salad of squash ribbons refreshes and energizes the palate on a hot afternoon.

Ingredients

Makes 6 servings

Salad:
8 medium green and yellow zucchini
2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup marcona (or toasted regular) almonds, chopped coarsely
8-10 mint leaves, torn
Flake sea salt (Maldon or other kind)

Smoky Paprika Dressing:
1/4 olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons smoked or sweet paprika
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper

Directions

1. Trim the ends off the squash. Using a vegetable peeler, cut the squash lengthwise into very thin strips.

2. To make the dressing, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, paprika, a pinch of salt, and a grind of pepper.

3. Toss zucchini and chickpeas in a bowl with dressing and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Place small mounds of the mixture on plates and sprinkle with almonds and mint. Add a generous pinch of flake sea salt to each serving.

Recipe courtesy of chef Kristin Cole of Gospel Flat Farm in Bolinas, CA.
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janine

sooo delicious! I have to admit though that I did substitute a couple of the ingredients because it was what I had on hand. I used apple cider vinegar and broad beans instead of sherry vinegar and chick peas.

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