Grilled Zucchini

Recipe byPetite Gourmets
January 5, 2022
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Cook crispy and delicious zucchini every time with the Grilled Zucchini Recipe, the indispensable side dish of summer!

Grilled Zucchini is a must for all summer barbecue parties. You can prepare a practical and healthy alternative with this grilled vegetable recipe.

If you prefer gluten-free and low-calorie foods, be sure to try this recipe. It is an excellent side dish that you can serve with yogurt or parmesan cheese. You can also try it with almond yogurt or coconut yogurt. Enjoy your meal.

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Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Tips

  • Skin of the zucchini is edible. Therefore, there is no need to peel before cooking. You can peel them if you wish.
  • Peel the skins of zucchini into thin strips with a vegetable peeler. Do not peel off all the shells.
  • Make sure to cut zucchini at least ½ inch thick and lengthwise.
  • Do not chop zucchini too large. Otherwise, zucchini can be mush. Also avoid slicing into rounds.
  • You can use canola oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • You can use Italian seasoning to season zucchini. You can also use dried parsley, thyme and basil if you wish.
  • You can also use dill, basil or chives instead of parsley.
  • Use fresh lemon juice.
  • Add lemon zest to increase the lemon flavor.
  • You can also use balsamic vinegar instead of lemon.
  • You can also use a grill pan to make this recipe.
  • You can serve grilled zucchini with roasted pine nuts, pistachios, almonds or walnuts to flavor them.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Wash zucchinis and cut into long-thick strips ½ inch thick.
  3. In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, paprika and garlic powder. Flavour with salt and blackpepper.
  4. Then dip the chopped zucchini in the oil mixture. Put zucchini on the grill with the help of tongs. Cover the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Then turn zucchinis and cook again for another 3 minutes.
  5. When the zucchini is tender, remove from the grill. Serve with lemon juice and fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Grilled Zucchini
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.1 g5.3%
Cholesterol 1 mg0.3%
Sodium 593 mg25.8%
Protein 1.4 g2.8%
Potassium 277 mg5.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How to Choose Zucchini for Grilling?

Zucchini is a year-round vegetable. However, especially summer months are ideal for making zucchini. When choosing zucchini for grilled zucchini, choose small or medium zucchini. These tend to be sweeter or less bitter.

How to Cut Zucchini for Grilling?

To make perfectly grilled zucchini, slice zucchini into long and thick strips. Round or thin slices can cause the zucchini to burn.

You can chop zucchini for grilling as follows:

  • Wash the zucchini and cut off the ends. Cut it in half lengthwise. Place the cut sides on the cutting board and cut in half lengthwise again. Season zucchini and place on the grill.
  • You can also cut zucchini into thicker slices. After peeling the skins of zucchini, cut them in half lengthwise and oil them. Then put it on the grill.

How to Cook Grilled Zucchini in a Grill Pan?

You can also cook grilled zucchini on the stove. You can use a grill pan for this. To make pan-grilled zucchini whisk together the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and lemon juice in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Add paprika to add spicy. Wash and peel the zucchini. Then cut the zucchini into thick, long strips. Spread the oil mixture you prepared on the zucchini with the help of a brush. Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat. Place the zucchini in a single layer in the skillet and grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Cook until the zucchini is browned and soft. Serve garnished with yogurt and fresh basil.

What To Serve with Grilled Zucchini?

You can serve grilled zucchini as a side dish. Grilled Zucchini is compatible with pasta, salads, sandwiches and pizzas. It can be eaten either as a filling or with the main course.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Grilled Zucchini:

How To Store Grilled Zucchini?

You can store grilled zucchini in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, set the oven to 350 °F or use a microwave oven.

It is not recommended to freeze grilled zucchini. However, if you want to freeze it, you can store the zucchini in the freezer without cutting them. You can freeze it this way for up to 3 months. Before consuming, keep the zucchini that you have kept in the freezer overnight in the refrigerator.

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