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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. Simple to make, and a delicious side dish to go with so many things.
Course Entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 167kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

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

Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest divided
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Slice the zucchini on the diagonal about 1 cm/1/4” thick. 
    Toss the zucchini slices in a bowl with the olive oil.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Add the chopped mint and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 0.8mg