Zucchini and summer squash are abundant at this time of year. If you are looking for a great way to use some up if you have too many from your garden this recipe is perfect for you. Takes not time to slice these up, toss with a terrific dressing and it is a perfect side dish to any meal or even served as an appetizer for a party.
This past week you saw my Feta Kale Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps recipe and probably remember seeing this plate too. 🙂 I enjoyed this zucchini salad with a grilled chicken thigh and my huge mushroom and it was super filling and satisfying!
Having a delicious caprese salad has always been and will always be my favorite salad of all times. Unfortunately I like to eat too much of it, specifically the delicious mozzarella. Adding a good amount of zucchini makes for a great filler so you really won't even notice you are eating less mozzarella in the whole dish.
- 2 medium zucchini or 4 cups sliced
- 1 large yellow summer squash or 2 cups sliced
- 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
- 4 ounces mozzarella, cubed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- pepper to taste
- Add all vegetables, basil and cheese to a large bowl.
- Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and toss over vegetables. Gently stir to combine.
- Chill or enjoy immediately.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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This looks so fresh and delicious!! I have to make this, what a great side! Or even light dinner.
Thanks Aggie! I really enjoyed it because it filled me up without eating up all the cheese in a regular caprese salad LOL!
Looks yummy!!!! 😀 Nice one keeping summers in mind.