Yellow Polka Dot Zucchini Side

Lori McLain Recipe

By Lori McLain lmclain

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

The Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini song is one of my 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)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

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Karyn DeBoer kdeboer
Aug 6, 2013
I just love this dish! I had zuchinni, yellow tomatoes, and cilantro in my garden already! It is so light and refreshing! Thank you for sharing a great recipe! It is a winner!
Chris Neforos Chris_Neforos
Aug 2, 2013
I love this salad. Quick and easy to make. I made on a Friday night and loved it so much, I made it again on Sunday.
Debbi Hegney caldaklovers
Jul 31, 2013
I think I will make the very same salad AGAIN, for our Family get together at the LAKE.
See if I am the Queen, once again....teeeheee
Julie Matyas jmatyas
Jul 31, 2013
This was a hit with my Bunco crowd. It was the first recipe I've tried here and it was so awesome!
Kathy D VTKathy
Jul 30, 2013
Made this over the weekend and it was really good -- nice change from the everyday sides & salads we make during the Summer. I don't know if I packed my 1/4 cup too much, but the cilantro was a tad overpowering. I'll have to adjust it down next time but absolutely nothing else will change!!