Happy Friday! Today’s recipe is Grilled Zucchini Strawberry Salad – fresh, fruity and simply amazing!
The series with grilled veggie salads continue! 🙂 Just joking! The thing is I spotted some ripe British strawberries while doing my weekly shopping and had to get a few packs. The strawberries I get are usually imported so you can understand my excitement when I saw these strawberries (they usually come around this time of the year). 🙂
OK, let’s focus on the salad then. I find the sweet and sour combination very tasty! Apart from the strawberries and grilled zucchini, there’s also feta cheese, apricots, a few chopped up pecans and some freshly chopped basil. This is what I call a beautiful Summer salad. It’s so light and tasty, just perfect to have on a hot summer day, probably with a nice glass of white. 🙂 You can have it as a quick snack too. It’s needless to say it’s healthy and low in calories. The downside is you can’t really store it for more than a day. I recommend consuming it straight after preparations. The fruit will get soggy and even might go off so have it fresh and make sure to finish it all. 🙂 That was not a problem for me. 🙂
Here’s what you need to make this Grilled Zucchini Strawberry Salad
- 200g strawberries, sliced
- 2 apricots, sliced
- 1 grilled zucchini, cut in pieces
- 100g feta cheese, crumbled
- 10 pecans, chopped
- a few basil leaves, thinly chopped
- For the dressing:
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1tsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- In a bowl, combine the fruit and zucchini together and mix well.
- Add the feta cheese, pecans and basil and mix again.
- Serve with the dressing on a side.
And because it’s the grilling season I think this salad will be a great addition to any BBQ. No matter what you’re making – fish or meat, this beauty will compliment both. Use as a side or as an appetizer before serving the mains, you won’t go wrong.
I kept the dressing simple as I wanted the salad to be this way – fresh and simple. So I used some olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
The pecans add a crunchy bite to it that I love in salads. Pecans seem to work quite well with fruit. You can use walnuts, too. Just add a few on top for some extra crunchiness. 🙂
I hope you like this recipes. Stay tuned for more coming very soon. xx
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