Ribbon salads are light, fresh, simple to make, and most importantly, they're gorgeous. They're composed of thinly shaved vegetables and can be made with the simplest of kitchen gadgets: a potato peeler (though a mandoline will get the job done nicely too). No-cook ribbon salads let you eat summer's produce raw; so when it gets really hot in your kitchen, you can still enjoy your asparagus, fennel and squash without having to turn on the stove.

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  • Summer Vegetable Ribbon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://gimmesomeoven.com/summer-vegetable-ribbon-salad/" target="_hplink">Summer Vegetable Ribbon Salad recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong> This brightly colored salad mixes yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, asparagus and tops it with a lemony vinaigrette.

  • Zucchini And Squash Ribbon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vanillalatte.com/2012/04/19/zucchini-squash-ribbon-salad/" target="_hplink">Zucchini & Squash Ribbon Salad recipe</a> by Vanilla Latte</strong> A simple salad, this recipe is made with shaved summer squash and is tossed in a fragrant dressing with a mixture of fresh herbs and capers.

  • Moroccan Carrot Ribbons And Black Lentils

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mynewroots.blogspot.com/2012/06/meatless-monday-with-martha-stewart.html" target="_hplink">Moroccan Carrot Ribbons and Black Lentils recipe</a> by My New Roots</strong> Crisp, shaved carrots, lentils and prunes come together to make this Morrocan-spiced salad.

  • Asparagus Ribbons And Pomegranate Pearls

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodwise.be/2012/04/asparagus-ribbons-and-pomegranate.html" target="_hplink">Asparagus Ribbons and Pomegranate Pearls salad recipe</a> by Miss Foodwise</strong> Shaved asparagus and cucumbers are mixed with pomegranate seeds, arugula and parmesan; and then they're tossed with a light drizzle of olive oil.

  • Shaved Asparagus And Carrots With Mint And Toasted Pecans

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gourmettenyc.com/2012/05/04/asparagus-carrot-mint-pecans/" target="_hplink">Shaved Asparagus and Carrots with Mint And Toasted Pecans recipe</a> by Gourmette NYC</strong> Ribboned carrots and asparagus are topped with toasted pecans, fresh mint and tossed with olive oil and white wine vinegar for a light crisp salad.

  • Shaved Asparagus Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gastronomersguide.com/2012/05/shaved-asparagus-salad.html" target="_hplink">Shaved Asparagus Salad recipe</a> by Gastronomer's Guide</strong> This ribbon salad lets the natural flavors of asparagus shine. Shaved asparagus is tossed with a French mustard vinaigrette -- and nothing else.

  • Shaved Kohlrabi Salad With Nectarines And Chioggia Beets

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://eisforeat.blogspot.com/2012/06/k-is-for-kohlrabi-salad-shaved-with.html" target="_hplink">Shaved Kohlrabi Salad with Nectarines and Chioggia Beets recipe</a> by E Is For Eat</strong> Kohlrabi is a little known root vegetable that can be roasted with savory results; but it also tastes great when shaved paper thin and mixed with beets and nectarines.

  • Cucumber Radish Ribbon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.theintentionalminimalist.com/2012/07/cucumber-radish-ribbon-salad.html" target="_hplink">Cucumber Radish Ribbon Salad recipe</a> by The Intentional Minimalist</strong> Cucumbers, radishes and fennel are shaved and tossed with fragrant leek-infused oil.

  • Asian Carrot And Cucumber Ribbon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://fifteenspatulas.com/2011/06/13/asian-carrot-and-cucumber-ribbon-salad/" target="_hplink">Asian Carrot and Cucumber Ribbon Salad recipe</a> by Fifteen Spatulas</strong> Ginger, rice vinegar, sesame seeds and honey make the Asian-inspired dressing for this light ribbon salad.

  • Zucchini Ribbon Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/spicy-marinated-zucchini-ribbon-salad/" target="_hplink">Zucchini Ribbon Salad recipe</a> by Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice</strong> This summery salad is made up of shaved zucchini, corn, feta and fresh herbs.

  • Dilly Cucumber Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://fooddoodles.com/2011/04/18/dilly-cucumber-salad/" target="_hplink">Dilly Cucumber Salad recipe</a> by Food Doodles</strong> If you're a fan of dill pickles, you're going to love this cucumber and dill ribbon salad.

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