Sicilian Squash Carpaccio

June 30, 2010

Author Notes: Growing summer squash I am always challenging myself to develop interesting recipes using this bountiful summer vegetable. Using small young squash I grate them for salads and have just discovered thin slices work very nicely raw as well, picking up flavors of vinaigrettes. - RECREC

Food52 Review: Wow, what a riot of big flavors! Currants, radicchio, lemon, parsley, capers and, yes, zucchini. This is no shy side dish; it demands a lot of attention. I love salads like this -- ones that surprise with different flavor combinations in every bite. Be sure to use a high quality olive oil - it's another starring flavor in the salad. - vrunkaThe Editors

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 small zucchini,trimmed
  • 1 small yellow squash,trimmed
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small head radicchio,shredded
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon drained capers
  • 1 teaspoon dried currants
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic,pressed
  • 1 tablespoon snipped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
In This Recipe


  1. Slice the zucchini, yellow squash and onion into paper thin rounds on a mandoline.
  2. Attractively arrange the squash and onion slices on top of the radicchio.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the vinaigrette till well blended; drizzle over all.

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