From garden to kitchen: grilled zucchini and capsicum salad

Another really tasty way to enjoy homegrown zucchinis (and capsicum!).

Stu introduced me to tinned anchovy fillets years ago, when he made a juicy, tender and absolutely tasty lamb roast stuffed with finely chopped anchovies and rosemary. One bite and I was hooked and since then, I have been looking for other ways to use anchovies. This recipe utilises the bold salty taste of tinned anchovies to add a depth of flavour to the vegetables and turned out every bit as delicious as I expected.

*For a vegetarian option, simply substitute anchovies with olives. It tastes really good too.
Grilled zucchini and capsicum salad (serves one)

Ingredients

1 capsicum, deseeded and sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tinned anchovy fillets, roughly chopped (*or olives for a vegetarian option)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Method

1. Heat oil in frying pan, add garlic, capsicum and zucchini and fry over low heat for about 15-20 minutes.

2. Add vinegar and anchovies, season with salt and pepper.

3. Serve with toasted bread.

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16 Responses to From garden to kitchen: grilled zucchini and capsicum salad

Jessica said...

This looks delicious! It makes me think of Summer.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Anouk said...

I like anchovies, love this bruschetta-style salad that you've created!

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Ananka said...

Looks amazing, I really do love them :-D I always love a good salad :-)

Ez Vina said...

Yummy. I'll try this one day.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

That looks yummy! I've never tried anchovies before; I'll need to try this sometimes. So wonderful that your garden is bearing so many yummy crops!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a pretty and tasty looking salad!

Tina Bradley said...

Sounds yummy and healthy--which I love! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

burntfeather said...

I should never look at your posts when I'm hungry! The balsamic addition is such a good idea :)

Shirley Tay said...

Love the healthy option, Trishie! Happy CNY to you & family! xoxo

kidgranny said...

Yum! All of your dishes look so tasty :)

My Garden Diaries said...

I'm drooling!!!! Seriously! This looks so amazing friend! YUM!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!! Nicole xo

Azura Chan said...

This salad looks simple and healthy even. Happy Chonese New Year to you and your family!

Pamela RG said...

Anchovies are my favourite too. I like them in Caesar salads. Your recipe here for zucchini salad looks delicious.

Sharlynn Ng said...

YUM! So happy to know that the veggies were from you own garden! There's just this joy of growing and eating your own produce! That open faced sandwich looked great! I'm a huge fan of bell peppers and zucchinis so I would totally munch on that!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi.
I do not eat many zucchinis. However, this dish looks very delicious! I seem to be eaten, too!

Beauty Box said...

I love anchovies too! I have only tried frying anchovies for a seafood pasta dish but have been hard pressed to find other uses for it. This is a tasty healthy idea - thanks for sharing :)