This Cedar Planked zucchini caprese salad is the perfect side dish to create for any summer gathering. With beautiful produce you don’t need to spend a lot of time fussing over the details, let the veggies do the work! 

Total Time: 25 min
Servings: 6 as a side


  • Cedar Grilling Plank
  • 2-3 Zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 2-3 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 log Mozzarella, sliced and then halved
  • Olive Oil
  • S & P
  • Fresh Basil

Chef's Tip

Look for heirloom tomatoes at your local farmer’s market.


  1. Slice your tomato, zucchini, and mozzarella all to the same approximate size. 
  2. Cook one side of the zucchini in a hot sauté pan with olive oil until it is starting to brown.  Set aside.  This step can be done up to 3 hours ahead of time.
  3. Soak your grilling plank in hot water for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Alternate the zucchini, tomato, and mozzarella on the plank.  Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  5. Plank for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with basil and serve immediately.


*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Cedar Grilling Plank