Italian Grilled Zucchini

Discover the most flavorful way to grill your zucchini this summer. Read on!

Italian Grilled Zucchini on Overtime Cook

I know. I know. Grilled zucchini. Yawn. Next. Right?

Well that’s what I thought. I never saw myself as the type of blogger who would post a recipe as simple as grilled zucchini. But that changed one day when I was at the takeout counter of my local grocery store buying supper. (Yes, “even” I buy supper sometimes. What did you think?!)

I was looking for a vegetable to choose, and my eyes stopped at the grilled zucchini. It looked fine. Good even. I was about to order it, but then I stopped and realized that I just couldn’t bring myself to pay someone else to grill my zucchini. Plus, mine is just so good. And I can’t imagine that their zucchini compares.

So I went home and I grilled some zucchini. And as I sat there enjoying it, I knew I would have to post my recipe. It may be simple, but it’s bursting with flavor, and really pretty good for you.

Plus, what says summer like zucchini straight from the grill?

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Italian Grilled Zucchini

By Miriam Pascal, OvertimeCook.Com


2 large zucchini

2-3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons (slightly heaping) kosher salt

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon parsley


Cut the zucchini into thin slices, about 1/4 of an inch thick. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients. Toss to coat everything evenly.

Place the zucchini on a grill, and grill for about 10-15 minutes over a medium-high flame. Turn over and grill for an additional couple of minutes, about 5-8, until tender all the way through and lightly brown on both sides.

Serve immediately.


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Thanks for stopping by! Hope y’all are enjoying your summer. Totally make this healthy dish so you have plenty of calories left for ice cream. And come back soon for more fun treats! -Miriam


  1. says

    Homemade is always, always, ALWAYS better for you than storebought. Chances are the grocery version was chock full of sodium, blah. And my guess it did not take very long to make!

  2. Susan says

    I grill zucchini all the time; it’s even good plain! I’ve grilled/sautéed it with these spices before (yum) but I’ve never thought of adding red wine vinegar. Sounds great; will have to try it. Thanks!

  3. says

    Lately, I’ve been roasting the heck outta zucchini and eggplant but I haven’t done anything but flavoring them with salt and pepper so it’s great to see a taster alternative.

  4. says

    This looks really good! Sometimes the simple dishes are the best dishes. Permission to share this recipe & a few others with credit back to you on our blog?
    Great way to enjoy zucchini this Summer!


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