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For an easy side make grilled zucchini salad with lemon ricotta! This Mediterranean recipe is delicious warm or room temperature and is wonderful with a mix of green and yellow summer squash. | justalittlebitofbacon.com #italianfood #summerrecipes #saladrecipes #salads #grillingrecipes #zucchini #ricotta
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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon Ricotta

For an easy side make grilled zucchini salad with lemon ricotta! This Mediterranean recipe is delicious warm or room temperature and is wonderful with a mix of green and yellow summer squash.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword grilled zucchini salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large red onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced or grated
  • kosher salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • In two bowls, toss the zucchini and onion with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat grill on high. Place a metal grill basket in the grill and get it hot.
  • Mix together the ricotta with lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients - olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Once the grill is hot, add the zucchini and cover the grill. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the squash and turn over the slices. Then mix in the onions. Cover the grill and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until both the squash and onion are cooked through and charred in spots.
  • Transfer the squash and onions to a serving plate. Dollop the ricotta around and pour over the dressing. Top with torn basil leaves. Serve.

Notes

  • Squash: You can use all zucchini or a mix of yellow and green summer squash.
  • Ricotta: If you are using standard supermarket ricotta with stabilizers (guar gum or similar), I would suggest whipping it in a food processor or with a hand mixer so that it will be very smooth and creamy.
  • Serving: You can serve this hot from the grill, still warm, or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal