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Zucchini Pear Salad – Susan O’Connor

This week’s recipe was created and submitted by our very own Susan O’Connor, in Everett. Despite not being fond of zucchini or pear, there she was with both in her Box of Good. Combining her creative juices and some orange juice for the dressing, she whipped up this delicious mixture of colors, perfectly balancing the tension between salad items and fruit items. I tested it out on my in-laws last week (always a risky move!), but it was an immediate hit. The dressing really completes the whole thing.

Thank you, Susan!


  • 2 zucchini – sliced thin
  • 2 pears – cored and sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp onion – minced
  • 2 mandarins – diced
  • 1 red pepper – diced
  • 1 cucumber – sliced thin


  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (2 oranges, squeezed)
  • 1 tsp honey/vanilla
  • Pinch of chili flake
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Orange zest

Mix dressing, pour over salad and toss.