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A New Spin on the Grill – Grilled Zucchini

Jul 17, 2013 | Recipes | 0 comments

grilled zucchini

Grilled zucchini (served w/ grilled chicken & pineapple salsa)

Summer nights sizzle with hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks, but there’s no reason to reserve the grill just for meats. Adding fresh vegetables to the grill (and even fruits) creates a delicious flavor for a new take on fresh, summer produce. Try grilled pineapple with pork or grilled bell peppers with chicken. Using the grill lets you be creative with spices and combinations. You can have the flavors of the summer grill and get your servings of vegetables! Throw some produce on the grill at your next gluten-free barbecue but don't blame us (or do) when there aren't any leftovers.

Grilled Zucchini
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Grilled Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Favorite spices

Instructions

  • Thinly slice zucchini lengthwise so they are about ½ inch thick. This works best using a mandolin.
  • Lightly spray (try the Misto Sprayer) or brush zucchini with oil and season with salt and pepper. You can try other spices too – I like mine with red pepper flakes!
  • Grill for 4 – 6 minutes.
Grilled zucchini rolled

Green Initiative: Don’t waste any of the zucchini. Save the unused ends to add to a smoothie.

For more grilling ideas, check out the June Meal Plan featuring grilled chicken with pineapple salsa and more.

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