Grilled zucchini salad with mozzarella and tomatoes

Grilled zucchini salad with mozzarella and tomatoes

By 16/03/2016

I prepared this salad in minutes. All you need is a few zucchini, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and good quality olive oil. I chose buffalo mozzarella for its creamy and rich taste but ordinary cow's one would do too.

Zucchini, eggplant and peppers are one of the easiest vegetables to cook on a barbecue or on a griddle pan. In a few minutes they get such a fantastic taste. Slice the vegetables as thinly as you can, possibly using a mandolin but a sharp knife would be OK too.

Drizzle them with olive oil and if you like sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar on them too. So simple yet so delicious.

I cannot wait for spring to taste the first artichokes, fava beans, asparagus and fresh wild Italian herbs, I am hoping to post more fresh and light recipes soon!

If you like zucchini check out these marinated zucchini with mint garlic and balsamic vinegar which I made some time ago with my friend Rosetta.


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



With a mandolin slicer or with a knife slice the zucchini into thin slices.

Heat up a griddle pan and when it is very hot grill the zucchini on both sides until they are tender. Put them on a plate, sprinkle them with salt, a generous drizzle of olive oil and mix well. Add a little balsamic vinegar if you wish.

grilled zucchini

Cut the mozzarella into pieces. Arrange the zucchini on a plate, scatter the mozzarella pieces on top and the halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with watercress and drizzle again with a little olive oil. Serve with rustic bread or breadsticks.

Grilled Zucchini Salad

Grilled Zucchini Salad

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9 Responses to Grilled zucchini salad with mozzarella and tomatoes

  1. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is a perfect summer salad. I can just imagine sitting outside in the garden eating it. I am courgette obsessed.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Definitely my kind of salad, Alida. Those zucchini slices are so beautifully grilled.

  3. Louise

    I LOVE grilled zucchini Alida. Your salad puts me in the mood for digging out the grill, I can NOT wait!

    Thanks for sharing, Alida…

  4. Elisabetta

    Alida, thanks for the wake-up call. It’s that time of the year when we have to start eating lighter dishes and this one is perfect to get the ball rolling, yummy.

    • Alida

      Thanks Elisabetta. Even though Easter is on its way.. so lots of chocolate too.. as we go towards spring it is nice to have fresh lighter dishes.

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Beautiful and delicious Alida! The Courgettes look like ribbons. I love them griddled so that they have little char lines. A lovely lovely salad!

    • Alida

      Thanks Kate, I love fresh and healthy salads.

  6. Choclette

    It’s definitely getting to that time of year when we all want to eat salad. This looks so delicious Alida – now I just need to work out how to cut nice thin slices.

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