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Close up of Oil Free Warm Zucchini Tomato Salad

Oil Free Warm Zucchini Tomato Salad

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Oven, Grill
  • Diet: Vegan


Bursting with garden fresh vegetables, this delicious Oil Free Warm Zucchini Tomato Salad has a touch of elegance without all the fuss.



Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 medium zucchinis, unpeeled, sliced lengthwise 1/4-inch thickness
  • 20 cherry (or grape) tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions 

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso *
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon organic maple syrup (+/-)
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Dressing Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil (+/-)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano (+/-)
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley (+/-)
  • Pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • Pinch black pepper (+/-)

Serving Ideas:

  • Crusty bread, flatbread, or crostini


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Line several large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside. (Also see notes on grilling the zucchini).
  3. Take each zucchini, cut off the ends, then standing the zucchini on its end, cut the zucchini into 1/4-inch thickness slices lengthwise or use a vegetable mandolin. Lay the sliced zucchini strips onto the parchment lined baking sheet. No need to season, no overlapping of the zucchini. Use 2 large baking sheets, if necessary.
  4. Place them into a preheated 400 F oven for 5 minutes, then flip and bake another 5 minutes, remove from the oven, set aside until ready to use.
  5. In the meantime, place all the Dressing Ingredients and Spice/Herb Ingredients into a bowl, whisk until smooth and emulsified.
  6. Place the baked zucchini, cherry tomato halves and thinly sliced red onions into a long flat dish pour the dressing over top. Gently toss until everything is evenly coated.  Allow to sit and marinade for 10 minutes.  Then arrange on a serving platter, pouring the any remaining dressing over top.  Serve and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  4