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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Sides ~ Zucchini

This Sunday it is Sharon's turn to offer up a side dish. She suggested Zucchini~ since they are so abundant in the summer. This is a twist; it is marinated, grilled and served with mint!
How is that for a perfect summer side dish?
Marinated Zucchini with Mint
2 zucchini (slice lengthwise)
2 tablespoons plus 2 more tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar (I used balsamic instead)
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, torn.
In a small container, combine oil, vinegar, and garlic. Slice zucchini, then coat well with oil mixture. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. In the oven at 400° or on a grill top, Roast until zucchini are tender and undersides are browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle zucchini with the leftover marinade. Let stand 1 hour (or refrigerate, up to overnight; bring to room temperature before serving).
To serve, sprinkle with torn mint leaves
These are great, with just a hint of mint. The perfect summer side with WhistleStop Pork Tenderloin or Lemon Caper Chicken.

Y'all enjoy your Sunday!


bellini valli said...

I could go for some of this right now.

Kat said...



koralee said...

I LOVE zucchini.....may need to make this for dinner..yummmmm. Hugs for a happy Monday. xoxo

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I so love zucchini but I've never grilled it! Must try this! Your blog looks great, thanks!

Ana Powell said...

Hi Sandi
Great summer dish, lovely colour.
Really liked your work.
Wishing you a great weekend ♥

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