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    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Tomato and Mint

    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Tomato and Mint – Σαλάτα με ψητά Κολοκυθάκια, Τομάτα και Μέντα

    The grilled vegetables are a alternative to salads with raw vegetables. It is easy to cook and all you need is a tasty dressing. It can stand as a main course, since during summer most people do not eat heavier foods. This salad is full of Greek summer’s smells and colours. It made of baked zucchini, chopped tomato, chili flakes and fresh mint.

    You can cook zucchinis on the barbecue, or in the electric grill, like I did. I cut them into slices of approximately 0.5 cm. and it took about 5 minutes of grilling on each side. Cook over medium-low heat, until they begin to soften and marks from the grill are formed on them. Be careful not to burn them. Then, flip the zucchinis on the other side until they get marks on this side as well and start to soften. The time it takes to cook depends on the temperature of your grill.

    Preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes

    Servings: 2-4

    Ingredients:

    • 500 g. zucchini, sliced ​​(about 0.5 cm)

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    • salt, as desired

    • 1 large tomato, cut into cubes

    dressing:

    • 1 large clove garlic, or 2 small, chopped

    • ½ teaspoon chili flakes

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    • 1 heaped tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

    • salt, as desired

    Instructions:

    1. Prepare the dressing by mixing all ingredients, except the mint.
    2. Prepare your barbeque, or preheat your grill, at medium-low heat.
    3. Cut zucchinis according to the instructions above and put in a bowl with olive oil and salt and mix well.
    4. Place them on the grill and cook them carefully. Once baked, remove from the heat and spread them on a platter.
    5. Pour over the diced tomatoes and toss the vegetables with the dressing.
    6. Finally, sprinkle with the chopped mint and serve.

    You can enjoy the salad with grilled zucchini, tomato and mint as a main course if you desire a light meal.  Otherwise, this salad is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and fish. So if you are planning a barbeque evening with your friends, you will love it!

    Notes: Nutritional facts are calculated for 4 servings.

    I saw and then modify the recipe on Heather Christo ‘s site.

     

    Nutritional Facts per Serving

    Calories Carbohydrates Sugars Total Fat Saturated Fat Proteins Dietary Fibers
    147.5 6.5 2.7 13.6 1.8 1.0

    2.0

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