• Roy Whitney

The Ultimate BBQ Zucchini Salad (with photos)

The Ultimate BBQ Zucchini Salad is a healthy but flavourful vegetable side dish made with fresh corn, zucchini, tomatoes, onions & herbs. A delicious summer salad that is amazing on its own or as a side!

Healthy Ageing starts with Healthy Eating
The Ultimate BBQ Zucchini Salad

Healthy Eating Promotes Healthy Ageing

There are many ways our bodies change as we get older, including perceptual, physiological and general age-related conditions. These changes all influence the performance of each person’s body as a whole, which in turn affects our quality of life. Elder adults can improve their quality of life by investing in healthy ageing & having healthy eating habits.


On each Tuesday For the next four weeks, Lions Gate Home Care will be posting a delicious and healthy #TastyTuesday recipe that will promote healthy eating. Lions Gate Home Care encourages people to consult with their healthcare team when it comes to their healthy eating habits. Things to consider: allergies, conflicts with medications and chronic conditions.


The Ultimate BBQ Zucchini Salad


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 – 3 ears of corn

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion

  • 4 cups small-diced zucchini, (2 medium zucchini)

  • 1 cup of fresh mini tomatoes (cut in halves)

  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves

  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 1 1/2 limes

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


INSTRUCTIONS

BBQ corn

  • Trim husk and silk to help to avoid catching fire

  • BBQ corn on a preheated bbq at 500℉ for 15 minutes

  • Rotate once after seven minutes

  • Remove from BBQ and let cool enough to handle.

  • Remove husk & silk

  • Place back on the grill with a reduced temperature of 400

  • Brush with Extra Virgin Olive oil (kick it up with finely chopped garlic in the olive oil)

  • Remove from BBQ and let cool

  • Cut kernels from the cob

Remove the husk
Remove the husk
Brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Remove corn from cob

BBQ Zucchini

Slice zucchini into sticks



  • Wash and cut zucchini into strips

  • Brush zucchini with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste

  • Grill at 450℉ for 5 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 5 mins. (or until desired grill marks are obtained)

  • Chop zucchini once cooled





Avoid over cooking- watch for grill marks
Grill as much or little as you like

While the corn and zucchini are cooling.

  • Chop fresh oregano and basil

  • Remove thyme from sprigs

  • Squeeze lime juice from 1 1/2 limes

  • Dice red onion

  • Dice garlic into really small pieces

  • Chop mini tomatoes in half

Place chopped zucchini, corn, red onion, herbs, garlic, olive oil & lime juice into a large bowl.

Salt & pepper to taste and mix gently.

Garnish with additional herbs, serve and enjoy!


Lions Gate Home Care provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to homemaking & advanced foot care our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment Call (604) 980-6350 or Email pcampbell@lionsgatehc.ca

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