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Grilled Zucchini Salad

The warmer months are coming for many of us, so it’s a great time to enjoy a warm grilled salad. I love to grill vegetables and add them as a side plate or into a salad with a yummy dressing to enjoy! Fruit is also great to grill and absolutely delicious in a salad. For more ideas for yummy produce grilled try these recipes: Grilled Pear Walnut Salad, 7 Awesome Veggies to Grill and Herb Marinated Grilled Skewers.

Photo: Danielle Thurlow

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis, sliced
  • 2-3 tsp of coconut oil
  • 4 cups of salad leaves
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

Dressing

  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of honey

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill or a grill pan to a medium heat.
  2. Slice zucchini in half then in slices lengthwise.
  3. Heat coconut oil on grill and cook zucchini until soft and cooked on both sides. (if your grill doesn’t need oil you can cook without it).
  4. Lightly toast pine nuts (optional)
  5. Prepare the remaining salad ingredients and place in bowl and mix through the grilled zucchini and sprinkle the pine nuts over the top.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Substitutions

Zucchini – eggplant

Coconut oil – olive oil

Salad leaves – baby spinach or kale leaves

Red onion – brown onion, scallions (shallots)

Pine nut – walnut, pepitas (pumpkin seed)