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Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini

Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce – a side dish that will go well with anything!

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini - Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce - a side dish that will go well with anything!

The weather is getting warmer and the zucchini is getting in gear for full bloom this summer season, although living in California does have its luxuries with year-round zucchini.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini - Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce - a side dish that will go well with anything!

But for those of you who don’t have zucchini readily available 365 days out of the year, it’s time to dust off that grill (or grill pan) for these crisp-tender zucchini rounds.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini - Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce - a side dish that will go well with anything!

Now these zucchini rounds are first tossed in a lemon butter garlic sauce – a sauce so good, you may want to double the sauce portion and serve some on the side with a spoon.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini - Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce - a side dish that will go well with anything!

Go ahead. You know I won’t judge.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini

Amazingly crisp-tender zucchini grilled with a lemon butter garlic sauce – a side dish that will go well with anything!

10 minutes10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush zucchini slices with butter mixture.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add zucchini in a single layer and grill until charred on both sides and just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 125.3 Calories from Fat 106.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 30.5mg 10%
Sodium 10.9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 1.5g 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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39 comments

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Very delicious.  My husband loves growing zucchini and is forever asking me to “find a way to use them” … another way is what he means.  Served him these with his eggs this morning, I brushed some of the grilling sauce over them on the plate as well.  

  2. Made it tonight and loooved it!! Favorite way of having zucchini and I keep making it

  3. On the bbq do I close the top?

  4. Thawing frozen zucchinni is extremely watery. The best way to freeze it is to grate it, squeeze the water out, and seal into freezer bags or containers in serving sizes for cooking later. Optionally, freeze it in prebaked cake, or ratatouille because the liquid is cooked out. Yummm

  5. Which one of your dipping sauces would you recommend with this dish?

  6. I have a blessings worth of zucchini and wondering if I can grill the lot of it then freeze for later use?

    Thanks.
    Mary F in Lititz PA

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  7. Made this tonight and it was delicious! Light, satisfying and perfect with my Hawaiian Chicken and macaroni salad.

  8. Grilled this outdoors on our grill; tasted yummy but definitely did not get “crisp” tender, just tender. Think I will try it indoors and with olive oil instead of butter. Anyone else grill it outdoors? It took longer than 2 min per side on the grill, also.

  9. What’s another way to cook these if we don’t have a grill pan? 

  10. Well, after reading the reviews, of no one actually making it, I did.  It was very good.  We love zucchini and usually saute  it with garlic, olive oil and garlic.  But this was really something special.  I love your website, but don’t understand the comments of “looks good, will have to make next week.”  Your readers should know that comments should be based on someone actually MAKING the recipe.  What’s to comment about if you haven’t tried it???  Just my thoughts.  Thanks for a great TRIED receipe.

    • Lola

      Thank you SO much for saying something that is ACTUALLY helpful !!  I also believe that the comments should be based on results or questions about the recipe and not as  you mentioned  “looks good” ….  blah, blah, blah…  You  are definitely not alone there !!!  

  11. Do you think  this would be good with squash as well??

  12. Awesome! This recipe looks incredible yummy. What a great idea and I will post your recipe on Facebook.I don’t have a garden this year but I will buy some tomorrow at the Farmer’s market or ask my friend Robert if he has some to share.

  13. Ooo I’m definitely giving this a try! I love zucchini, but my husband isn’t exactly a fan! Maybe if I prepare if this way, I can get him to eat it too! Here’s to hoping! lol

  14. 99% of your recipes are awesome—I cant wait to try the zucchini

  15. I am NEVER disappointed when I try one of your recipes. Whenever I try something new I tell my boyfriend…. I know are are going to like this it’s Chungah recipe! And we always do!

    I am not the biggest fan of lemon juice but it was so delicious with the butter and herbs. I think next time I will try to grill them a bit longer they didn’t get a dark as I liked! Can’t wait to try your other zucchini recipes! You’re the best!

  16. Love your recipes. They are so easy and so good. Keep up the great work.

  17. This was AMAZING – great/creative seasoning on the zucchini!

  18. Tried this recipe this evening and it was delicious. My eldest son had two servings. It’s a keeper.

    Thanks again for the wonderful recipes

  19. I am having here small dinner party with my family, and I am searching for different recipes to prepare, aside from your Asian salmon kabobs, I also ordered Mott32 hk’s peking duck, dim sum and ice tea. Now, I think the list is completed with this amazing side dish, you know zucchini is really healthy and it looks so great! Thanks Chungah!

  20. Love the addition of the lemon and garlic. I usually just do olive oil.

    Totally trying this one tonight! Thank you!

  21. Good Stuff!!

  22. This really looks good and, since I just started to eat more vegetables (zucchini included 🙂 ), I am definitely going to try your recipe asap 🙂 Thank you very much!

  23. Grilled zucchini is the best! I love this as a summer side.

  24. Needed a veggie side dish for our first night at the beach this year. This is the one! Will go great with grilled shrimp and chicken sausage kebabs!

  25. Oh yay ~ this sounds awesome, thank you for posting, and please keep those zucchini recipes coming! The hubs and I have 12 zucchini plants sprouting in our garden, and in our ignorance, had no idea that one plant will produce plenty for us. Needless to say, I’ll be looking for recipes to use up the abundance that is coming our way for those I don’t give to friends and family. Heck, when driving through Oregon, you may see me by the side of the road with a pick-up filled with zucchini to give away!

    • My husband says  in our small town you can always tell when it is zucchini season because everyone locks their car doors on main street.   Every year I do what you did. It is just so rewarding to grow! 

      • are people afraid that others will put zucchini in their car?  when zucchini comes in, people go a little crazy giving zucchini away. laugh out loud 

  26. Looks great, as do most of ur postings. Why dont you have the Yummly app anymore?

    • Vicki, I don’t think I ever had a Yummly app before.

      • Been loving your recipes! I have made this using olive oil instead of butter for many times over the years. Sometimes I cut the zucchini in wedges also. Just personal preferences. Thanks for all the great yummy recipes.

  27. Thank you Chungah for the lovely recipe and have a good weekend!

  28. Very fresh tasting ingredients – will definitely be trying this one