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Shaved Vegetable Salad

Squash extravaganza: Thanksgiving recipes for summer and winter squash.Tim Love - Shaved Vegetable Salad.TODAY, November 14th 2016.
Squash extravaganza: Thanksgiving recipes for summer and winter squash. Tim Love - Shaved Vegetable Salad. TODAY, November 14th 2016.Nathan R. Congleton / TODAY

Chef notes

This healthy raw salad is a lovely light addition to a Thanksgiving menu. Look for carrots in different colors to make the salad even prettier. 


  • 8 ounces  baby carrots
  • 4 ounces baby zucchini
  • 8 ounces yellow squash
  • 2 ounces hearts of palm
  • 4 ounces Apple-Walnut Vinaigrette (see below)
  • 4 ounces toasted walnuts
  • 1 bunch Thai Basil
Apple-Walnut Vinaigrette
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot water


For the salad: Mix all ingredients except toasted walnuts in salad mixing bowl. Place salad on four cold serving plates. Top with toasted walnuts.

For the vinaigrette:  Slice shallot and apple, then saute with apple cider vinegar. Reduce the mixture completely, add hot water and blend until smooth. Add egg yolk, then incorporate oil into desired consistency. Add walnuts and salt, and blend, leaving walnuts chunky.