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Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

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Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Is everyone just drowning in zucchini? Like tons and tons of zucchini? I’m not.

I guess my seeds didn’t take. Or they were taken by a squirrel. Which is actually highly probable!

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

But My sister-in-law Natalie’s did take, and because she has more zucchini than they can handle, she has been kind enough to share.

I don’t know what variety this is, but it is absolutely beautiful with all of its veregated striped and beautiful ridges. Each slice looks like a flower.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

I thought that this pretty and simple recipe might be a fresh way for you to use up your end of the summer zucchini. It is also a great side dish to bring to any BBQs you might be going to this weekend.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

By the way- my best wishes to try and enjoy yourself over this last long weekend of summer before every last drop of the “normal schedule” returns on Tuesday. I know I will! Tune back in on Tuesday for a shift into fall and back to school ☺

To make this zucchini, this is what you do:

Preheat a grill to medium-low.

Combine the marinade ingredients and stir to combine. Season with Kosher salt and set aside.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Drizzle the zucchini slices with the 2 teaspoons of olive oil and sprinkle them lightly with kosher salt. Place them on the grill with the largest pieces over the hottest part of the grill.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Watch them carefully so they don’t burn, flipping them just as they start to soften and get good char marks on them.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Continue to cook them until they have the marks on the other side as well.
When they are cooked to tender on both sides, remove them from the grill and place them on a serving platter.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Spoon the marinade over the top of the zucchini and serve immediately or chill up to several hours before serving.

Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Recipe: Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint

Ingredients

  • -1 large zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • -2 tsp olive oil
  • -Kosher salt
  • Marinade:
  • -1 clove garlic, minced
  • -1 fresh red chili, minced
  • -2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, minced
  • -2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • -2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat a grill to medium-low.
  2. 2. Combine the marinade ingredients and stir to combine. Season with Kosher salt and set aside.
  3. 3. Drizzle the zucchini slices with the 2 teaspoons of olive oil and sprinkle them lightly with kosher salt. Place them on the grill with the largest pieces over the hottest part of the grill.
  4. 4. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn, flipping them just as they start to soften and get good char marks on them.
  5. 5. Continue to cook them until they have the marks on the other side as well.
  6. 6. When they are cooked to tender on both sides, remove them from the grill and place them on a serving platter.
  7. 7. Spoon the marinade over the top of the zucchini and serve immediately or chill up to several hours before serving.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 8 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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10 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    WAIT! Did I miss something???? I thought we would have another post or 2 about your trip to China! :’-(
    On the happy side, THANK YOU for this recipe as I LOVE zucchini and already know this will be delicious.
    You are MAGNIFICENT, Heather Christo, and that is why I don’t feel bad that yours is the only blog I have time to follow and also why I tell everyone you are my culinary bff. ;-)
    Keep the amazing recipes coming. I have become famous thanks to you. (Snickerdoodle muffins, S’mores brownies, Greek Village Salad, etc., etc., etc.)

    • Amy! That is the nicest comment EVER. It really means a tremendous amount to me and you are why I keep doing this :) Thank you so much.
      I know- I totally need to write about China- I am the worst!

  2. This looks absolutely gorgeous, Heather! Have a great holiday weekend.

  3. I love anything grilled. I’m sold!

  4. Vicki B says:

    What a great twist for zucchini! I attended my city’s annual Greek Food Festival for the first time today and am absolutely wowed by the flavors. I looked up your Spanakopita recipe. Do you make Tiropita? My granddaughter went crazy over it.

    • Heck yeah!! It is my mother-in-laws specialty!! I will do a post on it this fall!

  5. marla says:

    Smart to add the mint to this!

    • Thanks Marla- it felt like the right flavor to balance the chili!

  6. Mmm this looks like a great way to enjoy veggies!!