A simple, easy grilled zucchini with a touch of lemon juice and spices.
Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!!! Today I'm sharing a simple recipe from our summer vegetable garden. If you have ever planted zucchini squash in your garden than you know first hand how quickly you can end up with zucchini overload! It usually starts around mid summer and increases from there.
The few zucchini plants that you set out to begin with soon start turning into dozens more, and before you know it you have vegetables coming out of your ears. You can literally watch the zucchinis themselves growing in size overnight! I try to share with friends, but most of them have the issue I do, so finding new ways to incorporate them into recipes is a must.
Most times I will saute' it, stuff it, bake zucchini bread, can pickles, or make zucchini noodles using my Veggetti spiral and top it with marinara sauce. Recently my new favorite way to prepare zucchini is grilled. Grilled Lemon Pepper Zucchini is a quick summer side dish and pairs perfectly with just about any grilled meat. You can grill it on an outdoor or use a indoor stove top grill.
Most times I just grill the zucchini on a stove top grill unless I'm already grilling something outside. This recipe is super simple to make really all you have to do is cut the zucchini, season, and grill.
I have grilled both zucchini squash and yellow quash with great results, and sometimes I just grill a mixture of both. If you love zucchini squash I hope you'll give this recipe a try.
Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini
1/2 - tablespoon lemon pepper or sprinkle to taste
1 - tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
fresh lemon juice
Parmesan cheese, optional
Remove the zucchini from the grill and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (optional) before serving.
Cook's Note: You can also cut the zucchini into 1/2 inch thick round slices instead of sticks.