Grilled zucchini is a simple side dish at its finest. Grilled vegetables are summer’s answer to winter’s roasted veggies. 


3 lbs small-medium zucchini cut in halves lengthwise
3 garlic cloves grated
2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
3/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste


  1. Add zucchini to a large bowl with a lid or a large baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over zucchini. Mix by either shaking the container with the lid on it or by using your hands. You can also brush the dressing onto the zucchini.
  4. Preheat grill on medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Place zucchini in a single layer on the grill, close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip the zucchini once, cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Zucchini should be tender to the touch with nice grill marks when it is done. How long depends on the grill and you know your grill best.