Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad Recipe
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Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad Recipe

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Chock-full of color and crunch, this salad is the cherished family recipe of 85-year-old Opal Shipman in Levelland, Texas. “It always goes over real well with all ages,“ Opal says, “and it's a good way to get kids to eat squash.“ OPAL'S TIP. “When fixing this salad for myself or other seniors who are also diabetic, I simply substitute my sweetener for the sugar.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green and sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the yellow squash, zucchini, celery, onion and peppers. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over vegetables and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Squash Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p27

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"I made this for a side at a BBQ this past weekend, and it was a big hit - even among non-veggie lovers. It was very refreshing and light. I was originally planning to maybe steam the squash, but sliced it thin, left it raw, and it was perfect. Very colorful and pretty dish too."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I had a potluck dinner to go to and had to work. that morning I made this salad and let it sit in the fridge until the dinner. talk about easy. I had never made it but it went together like a snap!! I came home with no salad everyone wanted the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"A big hit at potlucks!!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"A new family favorite! Easy to prepare, and tastes great. I'll be using the dressing on other salads as well."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"Always get compliments when I make this salad!"

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