Grilling zucchini sounds simple enough. Slice, grill and voilá...right? Well, the truth is that there are a number of steps you can take to ensure perfectly grilled zucchini every time and avoid burning it or having it fall through the grates.
Ready to learn how to grill zucchini like a barbecue master? Here are some steps to follow if you want to grill zucchini without any special utensils:
- Preheat the grill to medium
- Wash the zucchini and dry it well
- Cut into thick slices (vertically or at an angle)
- Toss with oil and a touch of salt or seasonings
- Place on the grill and allow one side to cook through before flipping over with tongs
If you notice the zucchini is getting burned move it to the side of the grill with lower heat.
HOW TO GRILL ZUCCHINI IN A BASKET
If you'd like to enjoy zucchini in cubes it's best to opt for a grill basket. The holes in the basket will allow the heat to cook the vegetable and ensure it won't fall through the grates. A plus? You'll be able to stir the zucchini while it cooks, ensuring even browning. Simply cube, toss with oil and your preferred seasonings then grill under golden.
HOW TO GRILL ZUCCHINI IN A FOIL PACKET
Wrapping zucchini in foil packets is a fun way to grill it alongside fish or other vegetables. Slice the zucchini according to preference, top with a pat of butter or oil, add seasonings, roll the sides the foil to create a packet and grill until zucchini is tender. You should be able to insert a skewer or pierce with a fork easily.
HOW TO GRILL ZUCCHINI ON SKEWERS
Vegetable kebabs are also big crowd pleasers. To prepare them: cut the zucchini into large rounds (about 1 to 1/2 inches) and slide onto a skewer. You can alternate with onions and peppers to create a colorful kebab. Remember to soak wooden skewers in advance to prevent burning.
Hungry for more? Give these creative zucchini recipes a try - you'll never get bored!