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Grilled Zucchini with Basil and Balsamic

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Grilled Zucchini with Basil and Balsamic

Grilled Zucchini with Basil and Balsamic
Ray Kachatorian
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  • 6 zucchini (about 2 pounds) each cut lengthwise into 3 slices
  • 2.5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 red jalapeno chile seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves torn in half


  • Preheat the barbecue for high heat. Coat the zucchini with 1 /2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the zucchini until just charred but still firm, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the grilled zucchini to a large baking sheet and set aside until cool. Cut the zucchini slices diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
  • Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the chili and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the zucchini pieces and toss until warm and then pour in the vinegar and toss to coat. Add the basil leaves and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm.
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