Monday, July 19, 2010

Simple Grilled Zucchini

I can't say enough nice things about grilling. I simply love what it does to the flavor of food, and zucchini is no exception. I know grilling zucchini isn't new to the internet, but I learned about it from my sister. I was first amazed by the genius of it, and then madly in love with the flavor of it. The intense, high heat of the grill makes the zucchini almost sweet. Add some Parmesan or feta cheese and it's side-dish heaven.

Note: I'm sure you can make these on an indoor grill or grill pan, too.

Simple Grilled Zucchini
Printable Recipe

4 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
oil-soaked paper towels for grill grate (I use regular vegetable oil)
Parmesan cheese for serving

1. Scrape any debris off your grill grate and heat it on high until it's super hot, 450-500 deg.

2. While the grill is heating, combine the zucchini, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a zip-top bag, seal (leave the air in the bag), and gently turn and shake to evenly coat the zucchini.

3. Using long tongs, wipe the hot grill grate with the oil-soaked paper towels. Use the tongs to immediately place the zucchini cross-wise to the grate bars on the grill. Grill for about 3 minutes on the first side, or until you have some nice char marks. Turn the zucchini over and grill another 3 minutes.

4. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Note: Left-over zucchini is delicious mixed in with salads or in chicken wraps.


  1. It's so hard to type when I'm drooling all over my key board. Going to grill some zucchini tonight. I adore your blog! Thanks for sharing

  2. @Susan, Thanks for your compliment! And you're in for a treat tonight! :)


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