Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grilled Zucchini with lime, cilantro and pine nuts

This dish is so incredibly easy and packs a great flavor punch. I am posting this for my customer Ellen and her husband who had mentioned that they don't really cook and usually its an item that can go on the grill! So this if for them.


4 medium zucchinis

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup pine nuts

1 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

juice of two limes

salt and pepper to taste


Place the pine nuts on a sheet pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes until toasted.

Slice the zucchini length wise into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.

Heat up the grill! You can grill these outside or on a stove top grill. You want to grill them until tender. Be sure to not over cook them or they will become mushy.

Now to make the dressing, use the bowl you had the zucchini in, the left over olive oil and garlic should still be in it. Add the lime juice and the cilantro to it. Taste it and make adjustments. You may need to add more salt and pepper or you might find you want more olive oil or lime juice. You be the judge.

To finish the dish off toss the zucchini in the lime cilantro dressing, add the pine nuts and serve. You can eat this hot, but I prefer it at room temperature.


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