Springtime Squash Snack

Friday afternoon I was walking back from a food store tour with a client at Whole Foods Market. I had a bag full of groceries in my hand – lots of fresh yellow squash, fresh organic salsa, coconut oil and parsley. I was planning on creating a baked squash dish in my new Le Cruset casserole dish- but that didn’t happen.

It was 80 degrees walking through Central Park and I just couldn’t force myself to turn on the oven in my tiny apartment- so I didn’t.

Suddenly, nothing in life sounded as good as a quick n’ easy snack before I decided what to actually make for dinner.  It was every bit as delicious as I had imagined it to be in my mind- the whole way I walked home.

The key is the mixture of organic salsa, coconut oil and fresh lemon juice.

This sauce is top notch people.

And let me tell you- it’s a cinch to make.

From start to first bite- it takes about 1 minute flat.

Not bad for a clean sauce- eh?

After chasing my squash snack with a chilled glass of cucumber lemon water, I continued on to make a refreshing dinner of gazpacho with chunky avocado and chia seeds. Recipe to come soon!

I’ll just say this snack is as delicious as I imagined it to be.  And I can’t wait to make it again. This may just become my go-to appetizer before dinner this spring and summer.

Note to self: Next time try this with zucchini. I bet that would be even better. Don’t ‘cha think?

I mean. Just one bite and suddenly everything in life made sense again.

Springtime Squash Snack

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Serves 2


  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 1 cup organic salsa
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley


  1. Slice each squash in half, lengthwise. Then, place the flat sliced surface down and cut into 1/4 inch slices.  Lay slices flat on a serving dish. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salsa, coconut oil and lemon juice; mix to combine.
  3. Top squash slices with salsa mixture. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  4. Serve chilled.
  5. Enjoy!
Amie | 
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11 replies
  1. Jen
    Jen says:

    Your photos are stunning! I’ve never seen yellow squash…only yellow spaghetti squash ;). Do you find scheduling appointments with your clients busy, interferes with your own schedule to do things?

    • Amie
      Amie says:

      Thanks Jen! Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday! My clients never interfere with my own schedule; I simply put them first and always make time for myself around their appointments!


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