Grilled Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Baste

Grilled Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Baste

Grilled Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Baste

Growing up in Southern Cal meant a lot of fresh fruits and veggies on my plate.  My mother loved zucchini and to this day, every time I eat it I’m reminded of her.  She loved to mash it, steam it, bake it, souffle it, cheese it . . . it didn’t matter what she did, I loved every recipe.  In honor of Grilling Week here at Inside Karen’s Kitchen, I’ve grilled the zucchini with a fabulous garlic lemon baste.  So easy – cut the zucchini, baste it, lay it on the hot grill, 10-12 minutes later take it off the grill, baste a little more and top with a little Parmesan cheese if you wish.  Tasty!  Tasty!  Match it with your favorite grilled meat or Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger for a perfect 4th of July summer meal!

Grilled Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Baste

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

  • Grilled Zucchini with Garlic Lemon Baste
  • 4 medium zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Prepare grill and set to medium heat.
  2. Score the cut side of zucchini halves diagonally about 1/4 inch deep at 1-inch intervals.
  3. For the Baste: Melt butter with lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder, Herbes de Provence, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Brush seasoned butter on cut side of zucchini.
  4. Place zucchini on grill and cook until charred on cut side and just beginning to soften, about 10-12 minutes. Brush with any remaining baste before serving.
  5. If desired, arrange zucchini on grill, cut side up, and sprinkle with cheese; close lid of barbecue and cook until cheese just softens, about 1 minute.
  6. Transfer zucchini to platter.
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One comment

  1. Megan says:

    This was so delicious! I think maybe next time I will use a little less butter. I love garden fresh zucchini on the grill!! And I didn’t know Nani loved zucchini. It’s so fun learning things like that. xoxo

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