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Summer Squash Salad

Chef David Walzog's Easy Summer Side

GMA Recipes Lunch
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

If you want to add some zip to your Labor Day barbecue, Chef David Walzog has some spicy ideas before you fire up the grill.

Walzog, executive chef of The Steakhouse at Monkey Bar in New York joined Good Morning America for a Labor Day barbecue.

Here is his recipe for Summer Squash Salad.


  • 2 yellow squash
  • 2 zucchini
  • 8 crimini mushrooms
  • 3 ounces parmesan cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, julienne
  • 3 ounces extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 tsp. cracked Chile Flakes
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    Split the squash and zucchini lengthwise and lightly oil. Season with salt and black pepper and grill over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Turn the squash once to cook it evenly. Cut the squash into half moons.

    Next lightly oil and season the crimini mushrooms and place onto the grill for 4-5 minutes. Place the cut squash and mushrooms into a mixing bowl and add the parmesan cheese, sliced garlic, basil, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest and juice and the cracked chile flakes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

    Courtesy of David Walzog, executive chef, The Steakhouse at Monkey Bar in New York.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: squash, zucchini, crimini mushrooms

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish

    More Info: Vegetarian

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