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This grilled zucchini recipe is the perfect way to use up all that zucchini from your summer garden and still want to eat more!
There’s just something about barbecued food.
It seems like no matter what I put on the grill, I’m pretty much always guaranteed a tasty outcome. Even veggies! In fact, the grill is fast becoming my absolute favorite way to prepare almost any vegetable.
I love the smokey flavor that the grill imparts, and in this case, the zucchini can be cooked to any level of “doneness” and end up being rock-star-delicious! I prefer to cook mine a little less so that the zucchini maintains a slight bit of crunch. But you can also cook them long enough to turn them into something just shy of a tasty mush. It really is up to you!
Even Mini Chef (who is definitely going through an “I don’t want that” stage) ate these. So that’s sayin’ something!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ZUCCHINI:
Zucchini is marvelous stuff. Particularly off the grill! But delicious flavors aside, here are some more reasons to enjoy plenty of zucchini this season!
IS IT OKAY TO EAT RAW ZUCCHINI?
Absolutely!! Raw zucchini is highly nutritious and mild in flavor, so you can really develop other flavors in a recipe that include this delicious vegetable.
- Low in calories
- High in vitamin A
- High in antioxidants
- It’s possible that zucchini aids digestion
- It’s low in carbs
RAW ZUCCHINI RECIPES:
MORE GRILLED VEGETABLE RECIPES:
GRILLED ZUCCHINI RECIPE:
Grilled Zucchini Recipe
- 2 lb. zucchini (cut into quarters)
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 tbsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Place all ingredients into a plastic bag, and gently shake until the zucchini is coated in the oil and spices
- Place on grill and cook. (Much of the oil will be left behind in the bag. That's okay. I just toss it out with the bag.)
- When the zucchini is cooked to your liking, remove from the grill and allow to cool. These retain A LOT of heat. So cooling time is essential.
- NOTE: For crispier/crunchier zucchini, cook on higher heat for a shorter time. For a softer zucchini, cook on lower heat for a longer time.