Marinated Grilled Zucchini & Tomato Salad

Marinated Grilled Zucchini & Tomato Salad

I really enjoyed a zucchini and tomato salad that I ate in the food section of a department store once so I tried to make some by hand! The fried-onion marinade goes well with the simple flavour of zucchini.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tomatoes (large)
Onions (finely chopped)
★Olive oil and vinegar
1 tablespoon each
1/2 teaspoon
★Salt and pepper
to taste


1. Cut the zucchini into 1 cm thick slices.
2. Chop the tomato into 2 cm cubes.
3. Leave the skin on the potatoes and cut into 1 cm thick bite-sized pieces. They don't need to be soaked in water.
4. Finely chop the onion. Heat up plenty of olive oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the onion until it browns and flavour with lots of salt.
5. Make a marinade out of the onion and ★ ingredients. Remember to use plenty of pepper.
6. Cook the zucchini and potato in the olive oil until browned on both sides and season with lots of salt.
7. Dress the vegetables with the marinade and adjust the flavour with salt. Leave the salad to chill and the flavours to blend and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

The marinated zucchini and tomato salad that I bought from the department store contained delicious chunks of fried green and yellow zucchini, fried potatoes in their skins, and cherry tomatoes with a sweet fried onion dressing. It tasted so good! But it is kind of expensive, so I tried making it at home instead.