Happy Meatless Monday everyone!
What better way to keep it meat free then with a beautiful dish to highlight the best of the summer produce. This grilled zucchini caprese does just exactly that. Elegant in the most simple of ways, this makes a perfect side dish or main dish if you are trying to keep things meat free.
The best part? What you see is what you get. Zucchini, which you quickly grill over medium heat. Then on top goes some melty mozzarella. Follow it up with some sliced up summer tomatoes (heirloom are the best). And you end it all with freshly chopped basil, a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and some balsamic glaze. I keep things easy here and just grab some at the store but you can totally make a glaze yourself at home.
Could not be easier, more delicious, and let’s be honest, pretty! I made this one for cooking club which is always a time to try and impress and it was a hit all around.
Get this one going for your next gathering or a meat free dinner this week. Crusty bread on the side would be a nice addition. I so hope you enjoy!
GRILLED ZUCCHINI CAPRESE
Recipe from A Life From Scratch
Two zucchinis, sliced 2cm thick or so lengthwise
salt & pepper
two summer tomatoes
handful of fresh basil
balsamic glaze, store bought is just fine
Preheat your grill to medium heat. Prep your zucchini with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill for a few minutes on each side, until there are nice char marks but zucchini still has a strong texture.
Remove from grill and add mozzarella. Top with sliced tomatoes, sprinkle on the basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle the glaze on top and serve.