And this grilled zucchini will rock your ever-loving world.
Serve it with fish! Chicken! Pasta!
Serve it with a glass of wine!
Ice water works well, too.
Lop off the tops and bottoms of the zucchini, then cut them into quarters lengthwise.
In other words, cut ‘em into spears.
Throw the zucchini into one of those enormous ziploc bags, or two regular-sized ziploc bags.
Pour in some olive oil…
Then zest a lemon.
Throw the lemon zest into the bag…
Then squeeze in the juice of the lemon.
Sprinkle in some salt and pepper.
Then seal the bag and smush the zucchini around a bit to get it all coated.
Now, you can let this sit around for 20 minutes or so, or you can just keep on going.
I’m gonna keep on going.
Grill the suckers over nice, mild heat.
I like grilling wedges like this, as you can easily grill each of the three sides and they look really pretty when they're all grilled up.
Take the zucchini off the grill as they get done and pile them up on a plate.
Now, zest a couple more lemons and pile the lemon zest on a cutting board.
Sprinkle some kosher salt on top of the zest…
And chop the zest and salt together a little bit until they become one.
Lemon salt! It’s a little like lime salt for margaritas…or lime sugar for margaritas…depending on your poison.
Note: This won’t keep very long before the salt starts to dissolve and disappear into the zest, so don’t mix it together until just before you need it.
Or, if you have time, spread out the zest and let it dry out a bit before you sprinkle on the salt.
Then just sprinkle the lemon salt generously over the zucchini!
This is absolutely beautiful, guys. The lemon zest really tones down the saltiness so the whole thing is really fresh and lovely. And you can use the lemon salt to sprinkle on so many things: roasted chicken legs, corn on the cob, grilled fish, steamed veggies…even popcorn. Why not?
Enjoy this, guys. Perfect late summer side dish!
Grilled Zucchini with Yummy Lemon Salt
6 whole Zucchini (medium Sized)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
3 whole Lemons, Zested
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (additional)
Extra Olive Oil If Needed For Brushing
Lop off the tops and bottoms of the zucchini and slice them into quarters, lengthwise. Place them all in a very large (or two regular sized) plastic zipper bag. Drizzle in olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and the juice of two lemons. Seal the bag(s) and smush them around a bit so that the zucchini is coated. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes to marinate.
Prepare the indoor or outdoor grill to medium to medium-low heat. Grill the zucchini on all three sides until nice and tender, being careful not to burn them. Remove the zucchini to a plate as it gets done.
Pile up the rest of the lemon zest and sprinkle 1 tablespoon kosher salt on top. Use a knife to chop the salt and zest together until it becomes...well, lemon salt! Add more salt if it needs it. Sprinkle the lemon salt over the plate of grilled zucchini and serve.