Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Grilled Zucchini and Squash Salad (GF)
Who says you can't pretend it's summer in the middle of winter?
Well, it feels somewhat like summer here in Los Angeles right now, which is why I decided this salad was such a good idea. Grilled zucchini and squash on top of fresh baby romaine lettuce, with a sprinkle of feta, basil, and marcona almonds. For the dressing I just squeezed a bit of lemon juice along side a drizzle of really good olive oil. This salad is so amazing.
So if you're in need of a little taste of summer this winter, go ahead and try this. You won't regret it.
Ingredients: (serves two)
1 large zucchini
1 large yellow squash
4 cups of baby romaine (roughly)
1/4 cup marcona almonds
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
2 slices of lemon
2 tablespoons good olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Thinly slice zucchini and squash and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on an indoor (or outdoor) grill, only about 30 seconds on each side (you don't want the veggies to be soggy, just have nice grill marks).
Once grilled, set aside to cool.
Meanwhile put romaine in a bowl along with feta, basil, and marcona almonds. Squeeze lemons on top of romaine, along with olive oil, seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add grilled veggies and toss everything together. Serve immediately.