Char-Grilled Zucchini Salad

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This flavour-filled salad of Char-Grilled Zucchini With Yoghurt And Mint evokes the bright, sunny flavours of summer. It is quick and easy to make and substantial enough to be a light meal in itself. It also works well when served with some simply cooked chicken or salmon.

Lightly charring the Zucchini enhances the flavour significantly. Today I have cooked them indoors, but when weather permits, I cook them on the barbecue for an additional smoky flavour.

The zucchini is sliced on the diagonal, tossed in a little olive oil and charred on the grill, transforming the humble zucchini into the star of a nutritious salad. If you’re a lover of grilled vegetables like me, you will enjoy this fresh salad which has a slight Greek accent. The slightly charred zucchini are placed on a flavour-filled bed of Greek yoghurt which is mixed with lemon zest, lemon juice and mint; all delicious Mediterranean flavours.

Textural contrast is provided by topping the Zucchini Salad with some lightly toasted slivered almonds.

To serve the salad –

Serve the salad shortly after assembling as the zucchini will release juices into the yoghurt dressing. If you are preparing it in advance I suggest that you keep the grilled zucchini and dressing apart. Assemble the salad just prior to serving, ideally at room temperature, for the best flavour and appearance.

Crunchy and creamy textures are combined in this dish and two of my favourite flavour boosters, lemon and mint, highlight the charred zucchini. This vegetarian and gluten-free salad is as easy to make as it is to eat. It is perfect for the warm, sunny days which are approaching and has become a new favourite. I do hope you give it a try!

Serve our Zucchini Salad with our Quinoa Tabouli for a delicious and healthy meal. It is also delicious alongside our Greek Style Chicken and Salsa!

Enjoy!

Xx Alex and Faye

P.S. Love veggies as much as we do!? Be sure to check out our Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad!

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Char-grilled Zucchini Salad with Yoghurt and Mint

This flavour-filled salad of Char-Grilled Zucchini With Yoghurt And Mint evokes the bright, sunny flavours of summer.

Course Entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword delicious, easy, gluten free, salad, simple, vegetable, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 167 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 400 gm zucchini approximately 3 medium
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds toasted
  • extra mint leaves to garnish

Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest divided
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the zucchini on the diagonal about 1 cm/1/4” thick. 

    Toss the zucchini slices in a bowl with the olive oil.

  2. Pre-heat a char-grill pan over medium-high heat. 

    Working in batches, cook the zucchini about 2 minutes each side or until slightly charred.

  3. Transfer the cooked zucchini to a bowl or platter and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Repeat until all the zucchini is cooked. 

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the yoghurt dressing. 

    Place the yoghurt into a medium-sized bowl. 

    Add 1 ½ teaspoons of lemon zest and the freshly squeezed lemon juice. 

  5. Add the chopped mint and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

  6. Spread the yoghurt dressing on a serving platter. 

    When all the zucchini is cooked and have cooled a little, arrange the zucchini on the yoghurt dressing.

  7. Sprinkle with a few mint leaves and the reserved ½ teaspoon of lemon zest. 

    Add the toasted slivered almonds. 

    Drizzle over the top the zucchini juices which have accumulated in the bowl. 

    Serve as soon as possible after assembling.

Recipe Notes

*To toast the slivered almonds, place into a small, dry frying pan over medium heat.  Stir occasionally to ensure they are evenly coloured. Be vigilant, they will burn easily.

Nutrition Facts
Char-grilled Zucchini Salad with Yoghurt and Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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121 Comments on “Char-Grilled Zucchini Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    I love everything about this salad, from the chargrilled zucchini (or courgette, as we call it) to that lovely dressing! The dressing must be so wonderful, creamy, tangy and herby!

  2. I just love zucchini, I almost eat it twice a week! Grilled as well but I put oregano and garlic!

  3. Oooh this sounds so yummy! It would be perfect for summer cookouts! Definitely going to have to try this one before the weather cools off 🙂

  4. I love veggies! This looks like a wonderful recipe that I will save and try for sure! Thank you for sharing it!

  5. I’ve been trying to find some delicious, healthy recipes, so this is perfect! I might give it a try one day this week for lunch.

  6. 5 stars
    Gosh this looks so good. I am a lover of salads, but they can get kind of boring if you don’t mix things up. I’m gonna try this tonight!

  7. 5 stars
    I love the flavour combinations here. The addition of the almonds compliments the dish perfectly.

  8. This looks so delightful and tasty. I just love everything about this!. This would disappear in no time at our house!.

  9. Sadly, summer has just about left us in the UK but we still have some warm days and your lovely recipe can be enjoyed whatever the weather!

  10. 5 stars
    Hi Alexandra I never Thought of a yogurt dressing with grilled zucchini I’m going to try this, this week I’ve got lots of zucchini in the fridge at the moment?!

  11. 5 stars
    I love the combination of yogurt and mint! this salad looks so yummy, I’ll try to make it, the recipe looks easy to follow.

  12. 5 stars
    Salad is always my favourite! This recipes so nice (I will save it and would like to try later) thank you for sharing this awesome salad recipes ❤️

  13. 5 stars
    Salad is always my favourite! This recipes so nice (I will save it and would like to try later) thank you for sharing this awesome salad recipes ❤️

  14. This looks delicious! We spend summers in Sicily, and the zucchini there is incredible! I’ll definitely try this for lunch.

  15. Oh my gosh I NEED this in my life! I love Zucchini and my husband (surprisingly) does too. This looks divine! Literally making this tomorrow!

  16. This looks so good! The mint leaves would be a refreshing addition. I’m not a huge fan of zucchini so it’s always fun to find a new recipe to mix it up!

  17. Oh wow this looks great. This would shake things up for dinner time instead of just having a normal salad haha

  18. I love zucchini and I could eat it quite often. I haven’t had a chance to try such a salad and I think that my family would love me to serve them something like that! 🙂

  19. This post is a confirmation that i need to get some organic zucchinis. Its one of my favorite veggies now and i love them grilled!

  20. 5 stars
    5 STARS!!! I love zuchinis and charing them add so much to the flavor. I can’t wait to prepare this salad. Thanks a lot.

  21. 5 stars
    I love the taste of zucchini. This char-grilled zucchini salad sounds like it would be delicious. I’ll definitely have to try making it this Summer for sure!

  22. Yum, that sounds incredible! My family and I absolutely love zucchini. I do most of the cooking and I try to make different meals each night, so this is something I can’t wait to try!

  23. 5 stars
    This looks like such a delicious salad here. My daughter would love this. And my mom would love it too. Maybe I can do this dish as well as a few others for Mother’s Day.

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  25. 5 stars
    I really love eating zucchini, this veggie really taste great, I have tried grilling it before with my homemade dip. It all goes so well.

  26. 5 stars
    The zucchini salad looks very appetizing and even better that it is char-grilled. I have some local variety zucchini sitting on my kitchen counter and I think I will save half of it to make a salad later in the week.

  27. 5 stars
    Wow! this zucchini salad looks delicious and best of all this one is a nutritious salad. Grilled vegetables tossed with olive oil really goes with everything. I think will haver to try this one. thank you for this recipe!

  28. 5 stars
    Wow! One of my favorite meal to have “Salad”. Your recipe looks so delicious and very healthy. I would definitely make this at home for my family.

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