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Grilled Zucchini Salad

Lighten it up with this fresh and crisp Mediterranean inspired salad!

  • Canola oil for grill grates
  • 3 small zucchini (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise
  • 3 small yellow squash (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, plus 1/2 a whole lemon
  • 1/2 small jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. pure honey
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. fresh basil, torn
  1. Set up grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Once hot, clean and lightly oil grates with canola oil.
  2. Brush zucchini and squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill zucchini, squash, and lemon half, cut sides down, until charred and just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a cutting board; cut zucchini and squash into 2-inch pieces.
  5. Squeeze juice from grilled lemon into a bowl. Add lemon zest, jalapeño, honey, and remaining tablespoon olive oil and whisk to combine.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Add zucchini, squash, scallions, and basil and toss to combine.
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