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Shaved Summer Squash with Parmesan


1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 pounds medium summer squash, trimmed
½ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil or parsley
shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper in small bowl to blend. Set dressing aside.
  2. Using a peeler or mandoline slice squash into ribbons. Place ribbons in large bowl. Add basil (or parsley) and dressing; toss to coat.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.