Fresh Zucchini and Cucumber Slaw with Nectarines & Mint

Fresh Zucchini and Cucumber Slaw with Nectarines & Mint

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There are two very different cousins of the squash and melon family working together here. One is seldom cooked (and seldom should be), and one is most commonly cooked to some degree, usually on a hot grill in the summer. They are strikingly similar in appearance and easy to confuse; they are both harvested amply during the same time (mid-summer). They aren’t often served together in a dish, but here take off their fighting gloves and go with one preparation (raw) in perfect harmony.

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