Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Grilled Zucchini with Feta, Mint & Walnuts

Naturally sweet and a great source of Vitamin C, Grilled Zucchini is one of my favourite vegetables to grill on the BBQ. Sliced on the diagonal into generous 1/2-inch ovals and tossed with a little olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper, the zucchini are grilled until slightly soft, about 4 minutes per side, with an aim to create lovely grill marks. Arranged on a decorative platter while still warm, the zucchini are garnished with crumbled feta, chopped mint and whole walnuts for a healthy and delicious warm salad.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta, Mint & Walnuts

Serves 4-6

2 medium green zucchini

Olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup whole walnuts

Trim the ends of the zucchini and cut them on an angle into 3/8-inch thick slices. Place them in a bowl and toss with the olive oil and some salt and pepper. Place the slices on a preheated outdoor BBQ and grill for about 3 minutes each side to achieve distinct char marks on both sides. Transfer to a mixing bowl, drizzle with some balsamic vinegar, toss together and set aside. Once the zucchini have cooled down a bit, transfer to a decorative platter and garnish with crumbled feta, fresh mint and walnuts.