I needed a light side to accompany the rich deliciousness of my porchetta, and preferably a healthy and easy one too. This Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini recipe was a perfect fit. It’s healthy, easy, grilled, and has plenty of garlic, all things my husband and I love. Well, I’m more fond of the easy part than he is since I’m doing the cooking, but it’s all good!
Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini -Delicious, and the perfect balance of tender and crisp with a lemon garlic sauce that is bursting with flavor in every bite! This zucchini is a side dish that will go well with any meal!
This recipe has something I deeply appreciate: a short list of ingredients. And, bonus, I had several of them on hand. I keep Italian seasoning and garlic powder around for those lazy nights when I just want to make a dish of pasta without chopping anything. Salt, pepper, and olive oil are simply must-haves, and fresh garlic too. That left just the zucchini, garlic, and a lemon for my shopping list. Easy peasy!
The zucchini needed to marinate for 15 minutes or more, so I prepped it after lunch (that gave it about 2 hours to marinate). It couldn’t have been easier. I added the marinade ingredients to a ramekin and mixed them thoroughly. Then I sliced the zucchini, added it to a ziplock bag, poured in the marinade, and gave it all a good shake.
I grilled the zucchini in a grill pan while the pork roast I was serving it with rested. I had to do it in two batches, so it took a bit longer than the time listed on the recipe. That’s totally on me—it would have been done quicker if I had gone outside to grill. Still, I was pleased with the results and got those nice grill lines. This is how my time was spent:
- 7 minutes of prep work
- 16 minutes to cook
- 23 minutes total (not including time to marinate)