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Grilled Marinated Zucchini



  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 lemon each of orange zest AND lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional


  1. Remove ends of zucchini and slice them lengthwise into halves or thirds.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, vinegar and spices. Place the zucchini in a large dish or on a rimmed sheet pan and pour the marinade over the zucchini. Let sit for 30 minutes or more, stirring occasionally.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill the zucchini for 3-4 minutes on each side, basting with any remaining marinade when flipping.
  4. Serve warm.
Serving Suggestion
  1. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve as a side dish with frilled meats and poultry, or chop and toss the zucchini with chunks of fresh tomato, feta cheese and cooked couscous for a light Mediterranean salad. Picnicking? Put the zucchini and marinade in a plastic zip lock bag just before leaving home and grill them on-site.

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