I had some friends over the other day (hello) and made this salad. It was a big hit. I love it because when you put the hot zucchini over the cold spinach. It makes it all soft and yummy !!
I also wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful responses to Summer Corner. I think it will be quite fun. Yes, please write anything you would like on your blog (or to me) and I will post it !! Gena I would love to hear tea about your English teas. KelliI look forward to your posts. Mary I got your pictures xoxoxox.Debbie you will have to show and tell if you fix up your child's easel !! Dear Joanne, I know you have some beautiful creative corners in your home that we would all love to see. Sombra, I am dying to see your "spot" under the crab-apple tree.
Warm Zucchini Salad with Olive Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
2 TBLS. Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBLS. Tapenade (if you do not have this, just use chopped olives. Both black or green would be good)
1 tsp. granulated garlic
salt and pepper to taste
whisk and set aside.
Sauté 3 medium zucchinis (cut into small cubes) and finely chopped garlic clove in a couple of TBLS. of olive oil. Just a quick sauté. Till a little somewhat soft but not mushy. About 5 min minutes over medium heat.
Take your platter line it with fresh cleaned spinach. Then lay sauté zucchini over spinach. Garnish's with fresh tomatoes and crumbed goat cheese. Pour dressing over the top.
You could garnish with toasted pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan, thinly sliced fennel, ect !!