Grilled Zucchini Salad with Hot Honey
Recipe by Fran Allen
It’s the season of the abundant zucchini! When I’m rich in these summer squashes this is my favorite way to serve them. Lightly grilled and topped with lemon, hot honey, salty feta cheese and fresh herbs. This dish is good served warm but even better when left to marinate at room temperature. This is a quick and easy dish that feels elegant and impressive. Serve alongside grilled meats, marinated beans or legumes for a beautiful summer meal.
In a small pan on medium heat, toast your walnuts until brown and fragrant. Remove the nuts from the heat, chop roughly into bite sized pieces and set aside.
Place the zucchini into a large bowl. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with your clean hands to combine.
Heat a grill or griddle until hot, add zucchini in batches (do not crowd). Grill for 4 minutes or so, turning over once until zucchini is cooked through and perfectly charred.
Transfer to a serving platter and top the zucchini with lemon juice, feta, hot honey, walnuts and herbs. Add chili flakes salt and pepper if you wish. You can serve this dish warm or at room temperature.
Notes: Feel free to use regular honey instead of hot honey. Substitute feta with dairy-free feta or omit the feta to make this dish dairy free. I would not suggest making this dish days in advance, the texture of the zucchini will become too mushy.
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