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Late Summer Salad with Grilled Zucchini and Tomatoes

Autumn is sneaking up on us here in Provence as we see in the final days of summer. With some exquisite seasonal vegetables harvested over the sunny season, we took the opportunity to cook up some of our favourites to enjoy them to the full until we see their return again next year. The smoky-sweet taste of grilled vegetables is a go-to here at the Domaine Mirabeau and grilled zucchini (courgette) is a firm family favourite. Serve this late summer salad as a lunch dish or a light starter course for dinner, paired with Mirabeau Wine bien sûr.

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini and Tomatoes

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You can make this salad all year by varying the ingredients according to the season. However, we love the combination of zucchini, tomato and lemon-caper dressing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Zucchini different colours, finely sliced into ribbons
  • 2 large Tomatoes total roughly 400g (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 Lemon for zest and juice
  • 3/4 oz Caper Berries 20 g
  • 1 handful of each Fresh Basil and Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start by finely slicing the zucchini into ribbons and roughly cut the tomatoes into chunks.
  • Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and season the zucchini with olive oil and a little salt. Cook the zucchini slices for a couple of minutes on each side or until you have clearly charred lines. When the zucchini is cooked, set aside to cool.
  • For the dressing, roughly chop the herbs and mix with the capers, a little olive oil, the zest and juice of the lemon and season to taste. Season with salt sparingly as the capers will be salty enough. You should have a very loose sauce.
  • Toss in a bowl with the zucchini and tomatoes, keeping a small amount back for drizzling!
Keyword Capers, Salads, Tomatoes, Zucchini
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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

The Cronks spent a year getting their bearings, learning to live the provençal way, as Stephen was criss-crossing the country researching and finding the best vineyards to work with. The next step was setting up a small wine business with the principle objective of making a Provence rosé that would be regarded as one of the very best from the region, while building a brand that people would grow to love. In order to achieve this aim, they put together a highly experienced winemaking team and threw their heart and soul into the brand and innovative communications with their customers. Mirabeau is now being sold in more than 30 markets, has won medals and earned acclaim from some of the world’s toughest wine critics, but what really makes Stephen happiest is that their wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

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