Every Greek summer, in my Ikaria "longevity" garden, zucchini rules. I cook it up in lots of different Greek recipes all great examples of the healthy Greek diet. You can grill or stir-fry the zucchini and add a sprinkling of Greek feta and Greek herbs. Don’t forget to use extra virgin Greek olive oil in this excellent example of a Mediterranean Diet recipe AND Ikaria longevity dish! Enjoy it al fresco, too, under the stars!
To stir-fry: Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat and add the zucchini, stirring quickly but gently, until glistening. About five minutes after adding the zucchini, gently stir in the garlic. To grill, use a grill pan and cook the zucchini slices over high heat with a little olive oil, turning once to get grill marks on both sides. Continue with the recipe below, adding the tomatoes, garlic, etc. to the pan.
Add the tomatoes and shuffle the pan back and forth over the flame to combine. Try not to use a spoon or spatula, so as not to break up the tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook for a few minutes, until the zucchini is tender but al dente and the tomatoes juicy but not mushy.
Transfer to a serving dish and gently toss or stir in the herbs and crumbled Greek feta. Serve warm.