Grilled Garlic Zucchini

Mom's Zucchini are springing up everywhere. Grilling these garlic zucchini is so easy and they retain their natural meaty juiciness. A must try!

Mom’s Zucchini are springing up everywhere. Grilling these garlic zucchini is so easy and they retain their natural meaty juiciness. We’ve also been busy making zucchini fritters for breakfast. Oh and zucchini bread is also delicious. Do you have any great ideas for zucchini? We can’t seem to eat them fast enough!

Ingredients for Grilled Garlic Zucchini:

3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup olive oil
4 medium/large zucchini
Salt & Pepper

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How To Make Grilled Garlic Zucchini:

Preheat your grill then adjust your temp to medium heat.

1. In a small bowl, combine pressed garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil. Stir and set aside to let the garlic infuse into the oil while you finish your prep.

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2. Slice zucchini in half, then cut the zucchini in half again the long way so you get 4 equal pieces. Arrange them on a baking dish skin side down and score the top of each one with a knife about 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep (this will allow the oil to penetrate into the zucchini).

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3. Generously brush the garlic infused oil onto the zucchini (reserve leftover oil). Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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4. Grill zucchini (seasoned side down) for a 5 min, then rotate (without flipping them over) to get the cool grill marks. Check them often to avoid scorching and adjust heat appropriately. Be careful as the oil can drip down and cause little flames to come up. My husband used a little water spray bottle to tame the flames.  Flip the zucchini over so they are grilling skin side down. Grill the second side for about 4-5 min depending on the thickness of the vegetable and how well-done you want them to be.Re-brush the tops with reserved garlic infused oil and serve.

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What is your favorite zucchini recipe?

Grilled Garlic Zucchini

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Grilling zucchini is so easy and it retains its natural meaty juiciness.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: Varies by season
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 medium/large zucchini
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

Preheat your grill then adjust your temp to medium heat.

  1. In a small bowl, combine pressed garlic and ¼ cup olive oil. Stir and set aside to let the garlic infuse into the oil while you finish your prep.
  2. Slice zucchini in half, then cut the zucchini in half again the long way so you get 4 equal pieces. Arrange them on a baking dish skin side down and score the top of each one with a knife about ¼" to ½" deep (this will allow the oil to penetrate into the zucchini).
  3. Generously brush the garlic infused oil onto the zucchini (reserve leftover oil). Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Grill zucchini (seasoned side down) for a 5 min, then rotate (without flipping them over) to get the cool grill marks. Check them often to avoid scorching and adjust heat appropriately. Be careful as the oil can drip down and cause little flames to come up. My husband used a little water spray bottle to tame the flames.
  5. Flip the zucchini over so they are grilling skin side down. Grill the second side for about 4-5 min depending on the thickness of the vegetable and how well-done you want them to be. Re-brush the tops with reserved garlic infused oil and serve.

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  • Snow
    July 22, 2013

    Haha! We just did the same thing this weekend with my family! Grilled zuchinni is definelty a have-to in the summer! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2013

      My mom has so much of it, that we don’t know what to do with it :). Reply

  • July 21, 2013

    These look so delicious natasha! And your photos are so fresh looking! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2013

      Thank you! The salad you posted today also looks so good (I was perusing your blog too). 🙂 Reply

  • July 21, 2013

    My husband grills zucchini exactly the same way. Funny. I guess Russian way.:) Everything tastes better with garlic if you ask me.:) Great tips for making grill marks. Now I know. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2013

      Thanks Olena! I worked Sat but had today (Sunday) off :-). Yes, we Slavic people LOVE garlic!! Reply

  • TrishInFL
    July 20, 2013

    This will be perfect with our grilled burgers tomorrow. Thank you for another great recipe!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2013

      What a great idea! These would be awesome in burgers! Reply

  • Ieva
    July 20, 2013

    Love it! The perfect summer recipe, gonna try this out ASAP. Thank you for posting! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2013

      You are welcome Leva, let me know how it turns out :). Reply

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