I love to grill zucchini with whatever I have on hand. Usually we do garlic, oil, salt and pepper. I am sure you completely understand why. But I have done it so many times and plus I have this wonderful job “ifoodreal” that forces me to barely ever eat the same food twice. Joking, I re-cook my own recipes.
So, I was thinking curried grilled zucchini which could be wonderful or not. I have been spending many nights on our patio inhaling smells from next door, as you can tell. Curried zucchini could work or not…I am not sure yet.
I decided to play my good old game of “what I have on hand”. As I was deciding on that an abundant pot of basil was staring at me. A Costco size bag of limes has stared at me 30 minutes prior. That is it – lime basil grilled zucchini. With garlic. Because is there really any other way?!
Now, I honestly think that mint or cilantro would work in place of basil. I am more positive of that than of curried zucchini…To keep things simple I cut zucchini into quarters lengthwise. Easy to grill sticks. Alex came home from work just in time to grill. Perfect. Less work for me.
In the meanwhile, Adriana was doing her Mexican magic in the kitchen. She is not my new maid or exchange student. In fact, she used to be our student and now she just comes to hang out. So, she said she will make entomatadas for us. That was a lot of tortillas in my kitchen and the final result was delicious!
So, entomatadas with lime basil grilled zucchini. Why not? Most food goes well with other food. In real world.
I was not super pumped about pictures. The sun was shining in the window and everyone hungry breathing down my neck and my zucchini. Kidding, there was no kids anywhere near the zucchini with lime and basil. They were all hands in a bag of frozen shredded cheese. While I was taking pictures. I was going to remake photos today. Stop. I stopped right there. Let’s just leave this delicious zucchini recipe the way it wonderfully is. Maybe not a magazine perfect photo without that mysterious backlight but wonderfully delicious.
Life isn’t perfect so isn’t anything or anyone else. There is just too much of that perception around us with social media and media at the forefront of it. Instead, let’s just enjoy the moment of the day that will never happen again. With my children, with sunshine in my face and with you making this super simple delicious healthy recipe for your family and doing exactly what I am doing – enjoying the moment. This summer I am trying to focus not on windows, car and garage door that have to be washed but rather on my people. It is damn hard but I think I am pulling it off fine by not retaking pictures of the grilled zucchini. Off on the hike and to the beach we go.
- 3 large zucchini
- 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 lime, juice of
- 3/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- Handful of basil, finely chopped
- Cooking spray
- Cut each zucchini lengthwise in half and then each half one more time. So you will have 12 sticks. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside on a plate.
- In a small bowl, add oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, basil and whisk with a fork.
- Preheat grill and cook zucchini until cooked but still firm, turning a few times. How long depends on a grill and you know your grill best. Usually takes a few minutes per side.
- Cut cooked zucchini into 1” pieces, add to a medium bowl, drizzle with sauce and gently mix. Serve warm or cold.