Grilled Zucchini

grilled zucchini

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Grilled Zucchini with garlic, oil, salt and pepper is our Ukrainian-Russian family recipe. We grill zucchini along with any meat all summer long.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings (2 slices each) 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian


  • 3 lbs small-medium zucchini, cut in halves lengthwise
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground 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.
  6. Serve warm or cold with grilled chicken breast, grilled lemon rosemary chicken or grilled chicken thighs.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 3 days. Do not freeze.

To make ahead: Cut up zucchini and cover with dressing for up to 24 hours prior to grilling.



  • If your zucchini is extra large like garden one, cut into 4 long quarter sticks.

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