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.
Leave the skin on the potatoes and cut into 1 cm thick bite-sized pieces. They don't need to be soaked in water.
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.
Make a marinade out of the onion and ★ ingredients. Remember to use plenty of pepper.
Cook the zucchini and potato in the olive oil until browned on both sides and season with lots of salt.
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.
Salt the vegetables as they're cooking. You could save time by cooking the onion, zucchini and potato together in one large frying pan. 26 cm should be a good size. Please make sure to chill the salad and let the flavours combine well. If you add yellow bell peppers, the color scheme will look just right. Try adding eggplant or shimeji mushrooms too.