Lori McLain Recipe

Yellow Polka Dot Zucchini Side

By Lori McLain lmclain

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Lori's Story

The Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini song is one of my favorites...so I always think of Zuchinni when I hear it and it gave me the inspirtion for this light side dish salad...perfect any time of year! The fresh corn kernels are the 'yellow polka dots' for the zucchini :0)

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a terrifically fresh salad to enjoy on a hot summer day!  The zucchini ribbons - and the name - also make it downright adorable. Grill some chicken or shrimp for the perfect accompanying main course.


2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp
1 tsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
sea salt
1/8 tsp
coarse ground pepper
medium zucchini
1 c
fresh corn kernels
1 c
yellow cherub tomatoes, halved
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 c
thinly sliced green onions

Directions Step-By-Step

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice,honey, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Cut ends off zucchini. Using a vegetable peeler, cut zucchini into long, thin strips. When you get to center of the zucchini, turn it over and start on it's other side, peeling off strips until you reach the center again.
In a large bowl, combine the zucchini ribbons, fresh corn kernels, and yellow tomato halves. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions and toss slightly.
Pour dressing over the veggies, a litte at a time, tossing as you go, until everything is well-coated.
Place in medium serving bowl or serving platter.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: More Favorite Recipes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Dish, #veggie, #Cold