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Frank Stitt's Grilled Zucchini Salad

Frank Stitt's Grilled Zucchini Salad

When buying your squash, look for small, just-picked vegetables. Look for specimens with some heft & shiny skin. If you don't have mint, parsley, basil or tarragon will work well. Salt the squash ahead of time to draw out the flavor.

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 small yellow or green zucchini sliced lengthwise, 1/4" thick
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil plus extra for pan, if needed
  • 1 small red onion sliced into 1/2' rounds
  • 6 sprigs mint, leaves only
  • 1 pint(s) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sherry or red-wine vinegar


Light the grill. Toss the zucchini slices with a good pinch of salt and set aside. After 20 minutes, pat slices dry and toss with 2 tablespoons oil. Meanwhile, over medium heat, grill onion-rounds or sear them in an oil-slicked pan until tender and charred, about 1 minute per side. Chop rounds into 1/4 inch pieces. Roughly tear up mint leaves. Halve cherry tomatoes. Grill or sear zucchini slices over medium-high heat until lightly charred and tender, about 1 minute per side. Place chopped onion, grilled squash and tomato halves in a large bowl. Toss with mint. Dress salad with 1/4 cup oil and vinegar. Season with salt, to taste. Garnish salad with extra mint.

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