Sweet 'n Sour Squash Salad

READY IN: 12hrs 20mins
Recipe by HokiesMom

Make a day ahead to allow the flavors to set in the salad. Nice tangy dressing goes well with the different squashes.

Top Review by Hootenanny

I just had a very similar salad yesterday at book group. The only differences are that you use the whole packet of ranch dressing mix, and the sugar is only 1/2 cup, also, in her method she slightly warms the vinegar to dissolve the sugar in it. When cooled, combines with rest of dressing ingred. to pour over salad. This salad is like a big taste of summer on your fork and is a great way to use the bounty of summer squash and zucchini. Love it, Love it!! Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup vidalia onion, chopped
  • 12 cup red pepper, chopped

  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup cider vinegar
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 18 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the yellow squash, zucchini, celery, onion, and red pepper.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well.
  3. Drizzle over vegetables and toss to coat well.
  4. Chill overnight to allow for best flavor.
  5. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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