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Welcome back everyone to the first Quick Bite in quite a long time! In this week's episode I'm finally getting a chance to tell you about this beautiful tomato zucchini salad I concepted months and months ago to pair with a crispy panko-crusted salmon dish. This one's super easy to throw together with not many ingredients, and it's super calorie-friendly too. Give it a try and thank you so much for listening!


Featured Recipe for this Episode

4 cloves of garlic, minced
Fresh dill, chopped (optional)
1 T lemon juice
1 T cracked black pepper for salad
1 t salt for salad
1 T olive oil
2 c green zucchini, quartered
32 oz container of mozzarella pearls (optional)
2 c sweet cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

Preheat your oven to 400°.
Place your zucchini in a large bowl and drizzle over your olive oil and add some salt and pepper- NOT the S&P you've reserved for the salad itself. 
Roast them on an elevated rack on a baking tray in the center of the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Place them on the top oven rack and turn the broiler on high.
Broil until they start to blister and caramelize, then remove from the oven. Allow them to cool. 
Chop your zucchini and tomatoes to be the same size as the mozzarella pearls, if you're using them. Keep your chopping consistent so your bite is consistent.
Add the garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Toss everything together until well-coated and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 cups
Calories per Serving: 102 per 1/2 cup- omitting the mozzarella from the recipe makes it only 32 per serving.


Replace the dill with basil and drizzle a balsamic reduction over this for an elevated caprese-style salad.
Replace the lemon and dill with lime and cilantro and add in a teaspoon of chili powder or cayenne pepper for a fresh salad with a little kick.
Grill your zucchini instead!


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