Marinated Grilled Zucchini

Every year when zucchini is ripe and abundant I get all excited want to make grilled zucchini every night for dinner and make Paleo Zucchini Flatbread, Gingerbread Zucchini Pancakes, Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Broccoli & Bacon, and Italian Paleo Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey Sausage.

And then I remember that my kids hate zucchini. *sob*

I can get away with making those gingerbread pancakes because they’ll eat pretty much anything if it’s cooked into a pancake.

Grilled zucchini is one of my favorites though — especially this version with the herb-y vinaigrette that gets poured over it while the zucchini is still hot from the grill.

This recipe is great if you have a flexible time table, too since it’s equally as good at room temperature.

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Marinated Zucchini

Marinated Zucchini

Yield: Serves 4-6 as a side
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Grilled zucchini is such a great summertime side dish. The fresh herbs and vinaigrette added after grilling adds so much flavor!


  • 3 or 4 medium-sized zucchini, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar of your choice (red wine & balsamic are my favorites)
  • 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced herbs (mint, rosemary, thyme, basil, etc.)
  • pinch of Kosher salt & black pepper


  1. Preheat a BBQ grill or stove-top grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Add zucchini slices to hot grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until nice grill marks form and zucchini is tender, but not mushy.
  3. Place grilled zucchini on a platter and top with remaining ingredients. Mix to ensure everything is coated (using your hands works best) and it's best if it sits for about an hour before serving.