Food

ZUCCHINI & FRESH TOMATO SALAD

Date: 13 May 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Side Dishes Comments

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The weather started to heat up and there is nothing like having a barbeque outdoors in the evening.  This simple salad would make a great accompaniment to grilled meats or chicken. The addition of mint makes this taste sooo fresh!

Ingredients

(Serves 2)

  • 2 large zucchini, thinly sliced ​​
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, diced

Ingredients for the Mint Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 to -1 tsp Sambal Oelek  or Chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper

Method


Fry the zucchini slices on a grill pan with some olive oil, seasoning with salt & pepper. Alternately, you can brush them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and grill in a hot oven, turning them over when golden. Set aside.

Prepare the dressing by mixing all ingredients above.

When the zucchini slices are ready, arrange on a platter. Put the drained, diced tomatoes in a bowl and add three quarters of the dressing, mixing everything well.

Place the diced tomatoes over the zucchini and drizzle with the remaining dressing.