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Zucchini Fiesta Salad



1/2 pound Small zucchini*
1/2 pound Small crookneck squash*
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 cup Salad oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Dash of pepper -- ground cumin
1 each Green onion -- thinly sliced
1/3 cup Diced green chilies
1/3 cup Pimento-stuffed olives**
1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese***
1 each Small avocado
Lettuce leaves
Fresh coriander (cilantro)


* Cut crosswise in 1/4 inch-thick slices. ** Cut in half crosswise.
*** Cut in 3/4-inch cubes.
Steam zucchini and crookneck squash over boiling water until crisptender (about 3 minutes). Plunge into ice water to cool; drain well.
In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, salt pepper, and cumin. Add drained squash and stir lightly; chill for 30 minutes. Add onion, chilies, olives, and cheese.
Peel and pit avocado; cut into small cubes. Add to salad and mix lightly. To serve, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 salad plates. Mound equal portions of salad on each plate. Garnish each salad with a sprig of coriander.













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