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Summer Squash & Zucchini Salad with Roasted Garlic Scape Salsa Verde, Whipped Amaltheia Goat Cheese-Ricotta & Marcona Almonds

Roasted Garlic Scape Salsa Verde
Makes about 1 cup


  • 4 garlic scapes, charred in a cast iron past until dark in color and tender

  • 1 large shallot, finely diced

  • 7-10 kalamata olives, plus 2 T of the brine (chefs choice, depends on size), chopped

  • 1 T fresh thyme, picked off the stem

  • ½ bunch parsley,  chopped

  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint, gently torn (mint bruises, be gentle, I like to tear mine instead of chopping)

  • Small pinch of chile flakes, I like to use Chile d’arbol

  • A couple of cracks of fresh black pepper

  • Pinch of sea salt to taste

  • Zest of 1 lemon, set juice aside for the summer squash

  • Approx ¾ cup olive oil

Toss all of the the above ingredients into a bowl, mix well, and use to dress & drizzle onto your summer squash! **PRO TIP, store the left overs in a mason jar in the fridge for up to a week and Put on top of EVERYTHING! I love this salsa verde because its delicious on eggs, tossed in pasta, or used as another topper for another veggie dish!

For the Goat-Ricotta

  • 1 small tub Amaltheia goat cheese

  • 1 small tub Amaltheia whole milk ricotta

  • 2 T olive oil

  • Pinch sea salt

Use your food processor to “buzz” these ingredients together to make a smooth & creamy mixture for the bottom of your plate when building this lovely salad!

To Prepare The Summer Squash
NEED: Mandolin, or truly great knife skills!


  • 2 small zucchini

  • 2 small summer yellow squash

  • Juice of the above lemon

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Thinly shave your squashes into a mixing bowl, add your lemon, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper, and gently massage your squash.

Now we build our salads!!
Need: Those Chopped yummy almonds you bought, and set aside!

“Shmear a large bit of the goat - ricotta on the bottom of your plate.  Place a “happy mess” of a handful of the squashes on top, and dress heavily with the Roasted Garlic Scape Salsa Verde!  Top with chopped almonds.  Enjoy!

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