Zucchini Grilled Salad
Zucchini Grilled Salad Recipe
The ideal summer salad, grilled zucchini salad is quick and easy to prepare and may be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. Use our lemon dressing for a well-balanced flavor, or just eat it plain with your favorite dressing. The grilled zucchini is also excellent for dipping. If you have an indoor grill pan, you may prepare it at any time of the year.
Italians were the ones who first learned about zucchini and all of its delectable uses. The zucchini salad first appeared in various Italian recipes around 1850. However, it wasn’t until the 1920s when Italian immigrants showed them the delectable vegetable that it was introduced to the United States. Botanically speaking, it is a fruit, yet we refer to it as a vegetable.
Although this recipe doesn’t have much in it, you’ll be surprised by the strong flavors and how full it is. Because of this, zucchini is an excellent diet food. It quickly fills you up because it is full of water. If you’re on a diet, omit the cheese or substitute parmesan cheese.
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- 4 zucchini about 2 lb. – sliced into rounds.
- 3-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 lemon juiced.
- 3 cloves garlic minced.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley packed.
- 2 teaspoons fresh oregano chopped.
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped.
- Feta or goat cheese optional
- Tzatziki sauce for serving and drizzle.
First, add the sliced zucchini to a large bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with cumin and dried oregano. Toss to combine.
Heat a grill or griddle until hot, add zucchini in batches, do not overcrowd. Grill for 4 minutes, until lightly charred, flipping over a couple of times until cooked through and nicely charred.
Transfer the grilled zucchini back to the bowl and add lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Add the fresh herbs and toss again.
Transfer to a serving platter and top with a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese. Serve at room temperature with tzatziki sauce.