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Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled zucchini makes a great side dish for summertime cookouts. It only takes a few minutes to prep and cook. So, if you have the grill on already make some delicious zucchini.

Sliced grilled zucchini arranged on a large white platter, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the corners.

 

Zucchini is typically available year round but it’s especially popular in the summer when it’s plentiful and affordable. If you find yourself with some extras, use them to make these, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, fried zucchini.

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Large Zucchini, cut lengthwise into slices between ¼ – ½ inch thick (about 8 slices)
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Parsley, for garnish – optional
  • 1 Lemon, cut into wedges for serving – optional

 

Prep Work

There’s not a lot of prep work required for this side dish. Just make an Italian-inspired seasoning mix then slice and season the zucchini, that’s it!

 

We’ll start with the seasoning mix

Add the salt, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper to a small bowl. Stir well until combined.

The seasoning mix in a small, white, square bowl.

 

Prepare the zucchini for grilling

Wash the zucchini and pat dry. Cut off the ends. Slice it lengthwise into thick slices that are between a ¼ to a ½ inch. Don’t slice them too thin so that they hold up on the grill and you can flip it without tearing.

Sliced, uncooked zucchini fanned out on a wood cutting board.

 

Arrange the slices on a large baking sheet or platter. If water droplets accumulated on the top, pat them dry with a paper towel.  Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the zucchini slices with olive oil on both sides.

Thick zucchini slices on a metal baking sheet being brushed with olive oil with a blue silicone pastry brush.

 

Sprinkle the slices with the seasoning mix on both sides.

Seasoned sliced zucchini arranged on a metal baking sheet.

 

Time to grill

We used a gas grill to make the zucchini and used grill spray to prevent sticking.

 

These are temperature ranges because all grills are different. You know your grill, so use the temperature and cooking time as a guide.

  • Low 250-350 degrees
  • Medium 350-450 degrees
  • High 450-550 degrees

 

Preheat the grill to medium to medium-low heat – around 350°F. We want the grill hot enough to get some nice grill marks, but not too hot so the zucchini can cook through without burning.

 

Use tongs to place the zucchini slices on the grill in a single layer. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip each slice and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Check the zucchini, if they’re cooked to your liking remove them from the grill onto a serving platter. If you want them a little softer then cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until they reach the desired tenderness.

 

Garnish the grilled zucchini with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side, if desired.

A close up image of sliced grilled zucchini arranged on a white platter, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the corner.

 

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Sliced grilled zucchini arranged on a large white platter, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the corners.
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Grilled Zucchini

Grilled zucchini makes a great side dish for summertime cookouts. It only takes a few minutes to prep and cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini
Servings: 4
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Zucchini cut lengthwise into slices between ¼ - ½ inch thick (about 8 slices)
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Parsley for garnish – optional
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges for serving - optional

Instructions

  • Add the salt, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper to a small bowl. Stir well until combined, set aside.
  • Wash the zucchini and pat dry. Cut off the ends. Slice it lengthwise into thick slices that are between a ¼ to a ½ inch.
  • Arrange the slices on a large baking sheet or platter, pat dry if needed. Brush the zucchini slices lightly with olive oil on both sides.
  • Sprinkle the slices with the prepared seasoning mix on both sides.
  • Preheat the grill to medium to medium-low heat - around 350°F.
  • Place the zucchini slices on the grill in a single layer. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are crisp tender or tender, depending on how you like your zucchini.
  • Garnish the grilled zucchini with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side, if desired.

Notes

  • Don’t slice the zucchini too thin so that they hold up on the grill and you can flip them without tearing.
  • We used a gas grill to make the zucchini, and used grill spray to prevent sticking.
  • The temperature and cooking times are ranges because all grills are different. You know your grill, so use the temperature and cooking time as a guide.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.


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