GRILLED ZUCCHINI SALAD WITH ARUGULA AND FETA
3 medium zucchini, julienned
4 cups baby arugula
½ cup pistachios, toasted
½ cup feta, crumbled
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper
Lemony basil vinaigrette*
*This vinaigrette is an excellent summer salad dressing. It is also delicious on pasta and grilled chicken.
1 cup lightly packed basil leaves, about 15-20 medium leaves
2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs local honey
Kosher salt & pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high for 60 seconds or until basil has broken down and the vinaigrette is a vibrant green color.
- Preheat Fire Magic Grill on medium intensity and bring temperature up to 400-500 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, toss the julienned zucchini lightly in extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Grill zucchini 1-2 minutes on each side until grill marks are achieved and zucchini is lightly cooked through.
- Toss the grilled zucchini with the arugula and lemony basil vinaigrette. Garnish with feta and toasted pistachios and season with an additional pinch of salt and cracked pepper. Enjoy!