What says summertime more than fresh vegetables and a hot grill? This recipe was perfect combination of everything we love. You start with grilling a fresh zucchini, add in some fresh tomatoes and basil, and toss in a salad. Serve with your favorite grilled meat and chilled cocktail!
Serve alongside this Zesty Grilled Lime Salmon!
- 2 medium zucchini (1 lb total), quartered
- 1 lb gnocchi
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 3/4 lb tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 3 oz mild feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat grill to high & start a pot of salted water boiling.
Brush both sides of zucchini with olive oil, with salt and pepper.
On a grill that’s preheated to high, lay the zucchini with the cut side down and cook about 3-4 minutes. When you see grill marks, flip over to second white side and grill about 3-4 minutes more.
Then turn over so green skin of zucchini is down and grill 2-3 minutes more. Zucchini should be slightly soft.
While grilling, boil gnocchi (following directions on the package. We used mini gnocchi here, which only takes 2 minutes to boil.)
At the same time, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.
In a large bowl, combine dressing, grilled zucchini, diced tomatoes, feta, cooked gnocchi, and basil. Season to taste.
Finish with extra basil & feta on top.