This salad is the ultimate mealtime shape shifter. It’s great as-is as a snack, as an appetizer tossed with mixed garden greens, as a side dish to a simple grilled protein, or as a filling entrée served over rice or quinoa with a drizzle of sriracha mayonnaise. It also keeps well for a couple of days in the refrigerator, making it a great make-ahead meal option.
Keeping it cool
While the contrast of cooked and raw elements in this salad makes it addictive, sometimes it’s just too hot to turn on the cooktop. In this instance, simply spiralize the zucchini and toss with the rest of the ingredients to make a completely cold preparation of this salad.