Sunday, September 5, 2010

Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette

Squashes are perfect for the grill.  In the Summer, when squashes like zucchini seem to provide an endless bounty, it is more reason to take your squash to the grill.  Squashes really come alive when they are grilled.

Don't forget to dress the zucchini with the vinaigrette while they are still hot so the flavors really have a chance to seep into the flesh of the squash.


Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette
Serves 4
Recipe from Bobby Flay

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
3 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise

Directions:
1.  Heat your grill to high.

2.  Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, mustard, 3 tablespoons of the dill, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and blend until smooth.  With the motor running, slowly add 1/2 cup of the oil and blend until emulsified.

3.  Brush the zucchini with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill until lightly golden brown on all sides and just cooked through, about 8 minutes.

4.  Remove from the grill and cut each quarter in half crosswise.  Place on a platter and immediately drizzle with the vinaigrette.  Garnish with the remaining tablespoon dill.

Enjoy!

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39 comments:

Federica said...

mi piacciono moltissimo le zucchine!!complimenti!!ciao!

LindyLouMac said...

Delicious, courgettes as we call zucchini cooked like this with meat from the BBQ :)

dinnersanddreams.net said...

Simple and delicious. I like zucchini a lot and this recipe is very tempting to me.

Nisrine

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so simple and yet so fresh and delicious!

Sophie said...

What a refreshing, appetizing & yumie zucchini salad, Velva!

Sandi said...

that looks great Velva! I love zucchini

Betty Ray said...

These look so appetizing. Beautiful!

smalltownoven said...

I think dill is my favorite herb. I'd eat it with anything. Zucchini especially! Thanks for the recipe!

Katerina said...

That would be great as a side dish to a very juicy steak. I can picture it in my mind!

lakeviewer said...

Terrific! I grill everything in summer!

Chris said...

I'm always looking for grilled side dishes and this one looks like a keeper, Velva.

Merut said...

This sounds really good. And I have 5 large zucchinis wasting away on my counter. Thanks for the idea. I may have to try it tonight.

TKW said...

It looks delicious--can I substitute basil for the dill? We have some dill-haters in our house!

Susi said...

I love the simplicity of this dish and dill is one of my favorite herbs. I'm so bookmarking this recipe :o) Thanks for sharing Velva!

Raina said...

I love grilled zucchini and yours with that dill vinaigrette sounds scrumptious!

aipi said...

So simple yet so delicious..love grilled zucchini..your vinaigrette sound yum!!

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kitchen flavours said...

Zucchinis are not easy to find over here. Have to go to special market for this. Your salad looks simply delicious. Will try this as soon as I can get hold of some zucchinis!

Subhashini said...

amazing, looks so yummy and delicious.

Mimi said...

Simple and delicious.
Mimi

Dishesdone said...

Love zucchini! Yours looks so fresh and so delicious!

Marguerite said...

Great grilled side dish! Looks fab! I want to invite you to a really fun bloggie BBQ that is going on, over at my friend Karen G.'s, blog, through tomorrow!(link is on my blog, under the recipe) It's a blast and I hope you check it out!

agrigirl said...

What a photo! This is so simple and so flavorful. Unfortunately, zucchini season has past us but I'll hold on and bookmark for next year.

ThatJewCanCook said...

I love zucchini, and you are right -- the grill really helps accentuate their flavor. Looks great, and reminds me of summer...all we need is some pig to accompany and I'm golden :)

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

oh! you really got me with zucchini-- my FAVORITE veggie. this looks great. the grill really does bring out their flavor. I've never tried it with dill but it sounds amazing!!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Our zucchini have had a pretty pathetic summer. Weird given the insane yield last year. I might have to buy some at the store to try this, though!

Julie said...

Beautiful! I wish I had some zucchini left, maybe the Farmer's Market next weekend.

Diana (Di) said...

Ah ha, I have fresh dill left over from the pickles I made, so I see what is going to go with our grilled tri-tip this evening. Thanks! It sound delightful.

Mags said...

This recipe looks so good but makes me so sad that my dill didn't do squat this year. I would be lucky to have had 4 TBSP total. Maybe next year?

Barbara said...

Marvelous flavors, Velva! I have some zucchini right now and I'm going to try this tonight. I love dill on just about everything but never thought to add it to zucchini. Love the vinaigrette.

Eliana said...

Rock on girl - these look like they ar grilled to perfection :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks wonderful. A great dish any time.

Rita said...

What a great way to preapare and enjoy zucchini; love this recipe!
Rita

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Always looking for new ways to use my zucchini crop and this one looks and sounds delicious! I love the sound of the mustard and dill - excellent!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds amazing with fresh dill vinaigrette!

theycallmejane said...

Perfect timing! I have a plethora of zucchini and we love dill. I was just moaning about how tired my zucchini recipes were sounding. This one will add the perfect twist!

Pierce said...

Velva, I happen to have a quite a bit of zucchini and looks like they need to be grilled. Great recipe. I will have to try it. Also, I love your set up how you get right to the point, have your photos and then the recipe. I may be copying you soon and try to get less wordy!

Chef E said...

Man! Now that looks good, oh heck, all your food looks good. I am moving in when we get back, I will forward my boxes :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful recipe! I'm eating more veggies and love zucchini!

Danielle said...

Great recipe! I'm a huge fan of fresh dill. Thank you for sharing this! I'm bookmarking it for sure :)

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