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Simple Squash Salad

 ~The wonders of the Lord~
I woke up to the wonders of nature.  I took a cup of coffee outside with me this morning and spotted a beautiful spider web.  Yes, beautiful.  It shimmered in the morning sun and I marveled at the perfection this tiny creature created. Thoughts ran through my mind as I gazed upon this creation. The circumference was perfection and each strand that was woven was perfection and to top it this entire spider did this work of art literally over night and I thought, “Beautiful”. I then began to wonder if things would turn out as beautiful if I followed my own instincts.

For the Salad:

3 cups diced zucchini or grey squash
3 cloves garlic – chopped
1 bell pepper – diced
¼ cup fresh parsley – chopped
½ onion – sliced thin
1 tablespoon – capers plus 2 tablespoons caper juice
3 – 4 slices of lemon with peel – cut in half

For the Dressing:

¾ cup of vinegar
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine all of the ingredients the salad ingredients in a bowl.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a cup and stir, adjust the ingredients to taste.  Pour this over the salad and toss.  Let the salad sit in the refrigerator for a few hour before serving.

Enjoy with Love,



  1. I too am always amazed at spiderwebs. They are perfection indeed. Their means of catching their food.

    Oh this salad would be a favorite of mine. I'm going to do this one. Thanks.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine. Big hugs. :)

  2. Catherine...your photo of the spider web is fantastic!

    Your salad looks good too!

  3. We wonder the same things sometimes.. Nature is something else!!! Sometimes you have to stop and admire the litttle things....

    Love the simplicity of this salad.. No fuss... Just down to basic flavors!

  4. Fresh tastes for fresh vegetables, in Italy now is very hot, so salad are now my favourite dishes, I love yours!!

  5. That is sweet sitting outside and watching spider webs...I should take the time to do that. sandie

  6. I never made this kind of salad, only with zucchini ribons! I have to say, this looks really good!

  7. Kyra {Caramel Potatoes}June 20, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    YUM. This salad looks delicious!

    Thanks for stopping by Caramel Potatoes!

  8. look delicious Catherine I love salads!

  9. Creation reflects the Glory of God, and since we're His creation as well,...... :)

  10. Sounds wonderful!!
    I will have to try this. :)

  11. I love what you wrote about the spiderweb, Catherine... and trusting your instincts. Looks like yours turned out just as beautifully as the web in this recipe. blessings ~ tanna

  12. Bettering my photography skills has made me really appreciate little aspects of nature like spiderwebs in a way that I never did before.

    This sounds like such a refreshing warm weather dish.

  13. This is a lovely salad! I should really try usin zucchini more often.
    A beautiful photo of the spider web, the wonders of nature!

  14. oh so lovely and colorful and exotic :)

  15. I like your food colourful meales but I have Celiac so alott you show. I cannot tolerate to eat but they do look yummie.

    Yes the spider web is amazing as it glitters. I have a pictures I had taken so I know what you mean.

  16. Sounds lovely and we just need some warm weather to go with such a summery salad.

  17. I got your message on my Carrot Mac and Cheese, so I came over to check out your site. I love zucchini. I will have to try this.

  18. Cannot wait for my garden to grow so that I can try this salad.

  19. We have fresh squash from the garden everyday and I can't wait to try this recipe, I really like the addition of the capers. Have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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