Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4
30 to 45 min

Skip the pasta and add zucchini in this delicious dish.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Grilled Zucchini:
  • 3 zucchini (sliced in half, lengthwise)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
To Serve :
  • 1 recipe Fresh Tomato Sauce (see below)
  • 1 cup fresh cow's milk ricotta (dollop on top)
  • Parmigiano-reggiano (grated to garnish)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (torn, to serve)
Fresh Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 small yellow onion (peeled and diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 4-5 medium-large farm fresh tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Preheat grill or grill-pan to medium-high heat.
  • Season zucchini with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place the zucchini on the grill and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the exterior is charred and interior is cooked through.
  • Serve grilled zucchini halves with tomato sauce. Top with generous dollop of ricotta, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and torn basil.
  • For the Fresh Tomato Sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat add olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add fresh tomatoes, simmer for 20 minutes, until the flesh breaks down, season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  • Tip: Sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.
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