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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Cooking Light ~ Red, White, and Blue Day

This month our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club is celebrating Canada Day~ one of our Canadian members got to pick the theme.
Since we are posting on the 4th of July ~ I will call this a red white and blue day.
Any reason for a picnic!
I found a great recipe Here on Cooking Light that might work well for a picnic. If we weren't planning to fire up a grill at the picnic (virtually of course), I could have grilled the zucchini at home and kept them for a day or two.
I am using my favorite basil (I think it is called box wood basil) . . . it has itty bitty leaves and grows easily in pots. The flavor is great and it is so simple to add to everything!

Grilled Zucchini with Caprese Salsa
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/3 cup diced tomato
2 ounces sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1. Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange zucchini in a single layer in pan; grill 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes.
2. Combine tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and minced garlic in a bowl. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar to tomato mixture; stir gently. Divide zucchini evenly among 4 plates. Top zucchini evenly with tomato mixture.
They were perfect! The grilled zucchini is a great gluten free option for slices of bread.

Now let's see what everyone else has brought for our ...
Jerry has dessert this time ~ Strawberry Parfaits
Val is bringing a Marinated Mozzarella Salad
Giz has a Thai Seafood Salad.
Since we have lost some of our members... we have invited Bloggers to join us every month. If you are interested let us know!
Helene was a Cooking Light member years ago . . . So she fit right into our Virtual Supper Club. She is squeezing lemons for some Fresh Lemonaide.
 Shelby is also back again after escaping the Supper Club for a bit... she brought awesome Lobster Rolls.
Y'all enjoy ~


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It sounds delicious Sandi and perfect for any summer celebration. Thank you to both Helene and Shelby for joining us this month, both past members of our group.

Mo said...

Think we might have Italian for dinner tonight

pam said...

I've never seen boxwood basil!!! I want some!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

What a perfect Summer dish. That boxwood basil looking good. First time I see it.

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