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Lemon Herb Grilled Zucchini – Oil Free

grilled zucchini slices in serving dish with tongs laying beside it

It may not quite be barbecue season yet up here in the cold north, but spring has definitely sprung. The snow has melted (about time) and the weather is finally warming up. With warmer temperature here, grilling is on the mind. So I’m kicking off grilling season with these tasty lemon herb grilled zucchini. They’re easy to make, using only 6 ingredients, and come together in just 10 minutes. If you’re not quite ready for outdoor grilling, these zucchini taste fantastic on an indoor grill as well. A great side dish that is not only delightful, but also oil free, perfect for a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet.

Lemon herb grilled zucchini in red plate with tongs picking up a slice

How do you make lemon herb grilled zucchini?

This dish is so simple truly. You can probably get your kids to do it! I often get mine involved in the kitchen in hopes that one day they’ll be making me dinner. πŸ™‚

First slice up your zucchini in roughly 1/4″ thick slices. I slice mine on a slight diagonal to make the pieces a little longer. This is particularly helpful if using an outdoor grill so the slices don’t fall through the cooking grates. Then in a small bowl combine the lemon juice and all the seasonings. Now pour this mixture over your zucchini and toss to coat.

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Once the grill is hot place your zucchini in a single layer and cook them for 3-5 minutes until you have beautiful grill lines. Then enjoy them along side someΒ Vegan Chicken Burgers or toss them into a salad.

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Those gorgeous grill lines really amplify the flavour. I mean, we eat with our eyes first, right?

grilled zucchini in red bowl on dish towel

If you’re looking for more recipes that are perfect for the warming weather, how about these easy Sesame Roasted Asparagus or a Sweet Potato Bean Burger? I highly recommend both!

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grilled zucchini slices in serving dish with tongs laying beside it

Lemon Herb Grilled Zucchini

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Lemon herb grilled zucchini are so tasty and come together in only 10 minutes flat! A perfect side dish for your weekend barbecues.
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  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Slice your zucchini on a diagonal approx 1/4" thick and place in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add all remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Then pour the mixture over your zucchini slices and mix well to ensure each slice is coated.
  • Heat your non stick grill or panini press over high heat and place the zucchini slices in a single layer. Close the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes until cooked through and grill lines are formed. (If you do not have a grill with a lid, flip your zucchini after 3-5 minutes to cook the other side.)
  • Transfer your cooked zucchini slices to a serving dish and spoon any leftover lemon herb glaze over top. Enjoy!
Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 40.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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