Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing
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Summer tomato dish alert!! This one deserves a thread of its own!!

My Goodness, this dish is so tasty!! We may be so tired of it by the end of the beautiful tomato season, but what the heck. It’s a recipe of David Tanis of N.Y. Times and what a winner! Good luck staying out of the dressing – it is outstanding, also.


Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing



2 lbs zucchini or summer squash, sliced lengthwise 1/8-inch thick
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted red pepper
1 tsp Maras pepper flakes, Korean pepper flakes or sweet paprika
pinch of cayenne
Salt and pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved and lightly salted
A few fresh oregano leaves and flowers, for garnish, or a few small basil leaves

1. Parsley leaves, for garnish (Optional)

2. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Working in batches, blanch zucchini strips for 1 minute, then remove with a spider or slotted spoon and spread on a kitchen towel-lined baking sheet to cool.

3. Make the dressing: Put roasted red pepper, garlic, oil, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, Maras pepper and cayenne in a blender and purée until smooth. 3.Transfer to a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust acidity with a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar.

4. Arrange zucchini and cherry tomatoes on a platter. Drizzle judiciously with dressing (reserve excess dressing for up to a week) and garnish with oregano and/or parsley (or basil – this is what I used). Serves 6.
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  Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by cjs (Summer tomato dish a...)
What a gorgeous dish! I saw that newsletter and immediately said to myself, "Jean will be all over that one." Copied and saved.
Maryann

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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by Mare749 (What a gorgeous dish...)
Drooling, and also copied!
Daphne
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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by Gourmet_Mom (Drooling, and also c...)
Thanks Maryann, I made that years ago at a pottery place.
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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by cjs (Thanks Maryann, I ma...)
So beautifully done! I've always wanted to do that.
Maryann

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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by Mare749 (So beautifully done!...)
Oh Jean, that looks fabulous and I was wondering what I could take to a friends for dinner next week-- zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes are just bursting out of my garden. THANKS so much for the idea!!!
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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by foodfiend (Oh Jean, that looks ...)
And, the dressing is wonderful, Vicci!
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  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by cjs (And, the dressing is...)
WOW! You made the platter it's on, too?!?! VERY impressive!
Daphne
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#18
  Re: Re: Zucc and Cherry Tomatoes with Red Pepper Dressing by Gourmet_Mom (WOW! You made the p...)
Well, I painted it.
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