Grilling Recipe Vegetables

Grilled Lemon Zucchini

If you haven’t yet realized that grilling makes everything better, you need to get on board, ASAP.

Vegetables are – obviously – no exception, which is why so many of my recipes are created with or served with sides of grilled zucchini, asparagus, corn on the cob, and other delectable produce (check out the list below).

Zucchini and asparagus, marinating in their lemon-bath
Zucchini and asparagus, marinating in their lemon-bath

Recent recipes served with or including grilled veggies:

Grilling zucchini spears has become a recent favorite of ours, as it’s super simple, quick, and delicious.

Zucchini and lemon-zest, over a bed of mini-potatoes
Zucchini and lemon-zest, over a bed of mini-potatoes

You can see by the list of ingredients that this recipe is surprisingly simple:

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste (although I usually don’t use any)
  • Note: You can also add other veggies/stuff to be grilled (such as peppers, asparagus or potatoes) to the mix, just increase the lemon content.

Cut the zucchini into spears, which are the easiest to manage on the grill, and place them in a shallow dish.

Simply zest and juice the lemon (that’s right, the zest and juice of the entire lemon) over the spears. This may seem like it will be lemon-overkill, but it won’t be, trust me.

Toss the spears in the lemon juice, zest, oil, and (if you choose to use it) a pinch of salt and pepper.

Allow the zucchini to marinate in this mixture for no longer than ten minutes.

Cook the spears on a grill preheated to medium-high.

The zukes will only take a couple minutes on each side before they’re nice and charred, so make sure to watch them carefully, and turn them as needed. Though you can grill them separately, I usually just make a little room for the spears to the side of whatever else I’m grilling, just to ensure that everything is around the same time.

Grill and enjoy! (The summertime mantra)

Cheers!

Make some room on the grill - don't worry, the chicken won't mind
Make some room on the grill – don’t worry, the chicken won’t mind
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