Grilled Balsamic Zucchini

Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

These make a nice addition to a buffet table or appetizer spread.  They are delicious and special!

Cooking Time

8-10 minutes


4 servings


Marinade Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp sea salt

Pinch of red pepper flakes

½ tsp dried oregano

For the Zucchini:

-3 zucchini, medium to large size, trim ends,  cut length-wise into four planks ofroughly equal thickness

-2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil



Preheat the grill to medium-low heat ( MMM on a gas grill).  Clean grates with a paper towel soaked in a small amount of grapeseed, canola or safflower oil.   In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.  Brush both sides of the zucchini with the marinade.  Reserve the remaining marinade.

Grill the zucchini on one side for 3-4 minutes, then turn and grill the other side for 3 minutes more. 

Transfer to a clean platter and drizzle with the remainderof the marinade.  Garnish with chopped basil and serve!  


Can be served at room temperature.  Use leftovers on your salad the next day.


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