Tomato and Grilled Zucchini Salad

Category: Dressings and Sauces, Summer Squash, Tomatoes

Servings: 8 persons


  • 2 lb. medium-large zucchini, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 T plus 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 lbs. large tomatoes, sliced


  1. Prepared barbecue (medium high heat). Put rack 6 inches above heat.
  2. Brush zucchini with 2 T oil. Grill under tender, turning occasionally. Transfer to plate and let cool.
  3. Puree basil, garlic, vinegar, and mustard in food processor. With machine running, add 1 cup oil and process until thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place tomatoes on plate.
  5. Cut zucchini into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Mix zucchini and 3/4 cup dressing.
  6. Spoon onto platter. Drizzle remaining dressing over tomatoes.