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Sun-dried tomatoes, grilled zucchini and mozzarella salad

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Interesting flavors on one plate

We are always in search of a delicious salad to put together. Proven good, the combination of sun-dried tomatoes, grilled zucchini and mozzarella will take your taste buds for a spin!

Interesting flavors on one plate

Spending a lot of time in the kitchen in the hot summer months is not in anyone's plans. For that, we resort to minimal cooking and a lot of salad dishes to refresh and nourish us. Here's a super-healthy Italian salad dish that doesn't require too much cooking time. Just toss the ingredients together and you have a delicious meal!

Sun-dried tomatoes, grilled zucchini and mozzarella salad recipe

Serves 2


  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 zucchini, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 7 ounces mozzarella
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley


  1. Soak the capers in a small bowl of water for 15 minutes. Drain, discard the water and lightly squeeze the capers to get rid of the excess liquid. Set aside.
  2. Using an unoiled stove-top griddle (or thick-bottomed saucepan if you don't have the griddle), grill both sides of the zucchini over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt. Let them cool.
  3. Put together the grilled zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and mozzarella on the serving plate. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.

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