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                           Zucchini Fiesta Salad
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Salads
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  Pound         Small zucchini
      1/2  Pound         Small crookneck squash
    2      Tablespoons   Lemon juice
      1/4  Cup           Salad oil
      1/2  Teaspoon      Salt
                         Dash of pepper -- ground cumin
    1      Each          Green onion -- thinly sliced
      1/3  Cup           Diced green chilies
      1/3  Cup           Pimento-stuffed olives
    1      Package       (3 oz.) cream cheese
    1      Each          Small avocado
                         Lettuce leaves
                         Fresh coriander (cilantro)
 
 Cut zucchini and squash crosswise in 1/4 inch-thick slices.
 Cut onions in half crosswise.
 Cut avocado in  3/4-inch cubes.
 
 Steam zucchini and crookneck squash over boiling water until crisp-tender (about
3 minutes).  Plunge into ice water to cool; drain well.
 In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, salt pepper, and cumin.
 Add drained squash and stir lightly; chill for 30 minutes.  Add onion, chilies,
olives, and cheese.  Peel and pit avocado; cut into small cubes.
 Add to salad and mix lightly.
 To serve, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 salad plates.  Mound equal portions of
salad on each plate.  Garnish each salad with a sprig of coriander.
 
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 Nutr. Assoc. : 1672 1428 796 0 0 1091 679 349 988 473 60 810 384