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Grilled Zucchini with Italian Marinade

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 I never really liked zucchini all that much growing up. It was on my most hated vegetable list, a close second to my absolute least favorite, brussels sprouts. If either of those two veggies were on the menu, I would dig my heels in and refuse to eat them. My parents on occasion made me sit there until I ate them, and usually I would wait until the dog sauntered over and try to get him to eat them instead. I got caught on a couple occasions, as our dog did not like them either, and the evidence on the floor was just a little bit obvious. 

Over the years, I have come to discover that your taste buds mature, and often it’s all in how you cook something. I’ve mentioned my father in law in recipes several times…his cooking changed my outlook completely on brussels sprouts. Those are one of my favorite vegetables now. But my change in attitude on zucchini is due to my cousin’s husband, who is a chef. Every summer we have a cousins’ pool party and for years, he would bring a huge platter of roasted vegetables, including grilled zucchini. I don’t know what his marinade recipe was, but the vegetables were delicious!

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We belong to a CSA, and we frequently get zucchini. Since there is only so much zucchini bread one can make (and I am not the best baker anyway), I started grilling it. Sometimes my husband sautes it with onion, but that really doesn’t do it for me. I don’t hate it that way like I used to (and maybe it just needs some tweaking), but marinating and grilling…well, THAT makes my taste buds happy!

Grilled Zucchini with Italian Marinade


I actually have all sorts of marinades I use. But this one is nice. I always forget to cut the zucchini long ways though. It drives my husband crazy. He mans the grill, and that’s the way he likes it. I’ll have to try to remember next time…
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Grilled Zucchini with Italian Marinade

Delicious and easy to make grilled zucchini!


  • 6 zucchini, sliced on a slight angle
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1683.60246565

Do you like grilled zucchini? What’s your favorite way to cook it?




Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

I'm used to shred zucchini for fillers with cheese... the grilled zucchini with this marinade is lovely. I made it yesterday and everybody asked for more n more n........loved your way : ) Do visit

Thriller Mom

Monday 28th of July 2014

I have 4 zucchini sitting on my table that I was out of ideas for. This gives me a brand new way to prepare them! Yay! I'm excited!

Thanks for sharing with the SHINE Blog Hop!

Michelle Nahom

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

Glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by! Just followed you on Twitter...glad to connect! :)


Monday 28th of July 2014

I love grilled zucchini. I can't wait to try this marinade with it next time!

Michelle Nahom

Monday 28th of July 2014

I really hope you enjoy it Shannah!


Saturday 26th of July 2014

Wow this sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Will share on pinterest.

Michelle Nahom

Monday 28th of July 2014

Thank you so much Marla! I appreciate the pin and I hope you enjoy them!


Friday 25th of July 2014

Looks very tasty and I'm now seriously getting hungry as I love anything cooked on the grill. I agree that our taste buds mature through time. I like lots of veggies now than when I was younger. :)

Michelle Nahom

Monday 28th of July 2014

I did like veggies as a kid but there are several that I didn't like back then that are among my favorites now! Definitely our taste buds change, but I think it has a lot to do with how they are cooked too!

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