Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Zest

By on August 1, 2015

Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Zest


  • 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 For Brushing


  • Cut zucchini into spears and place them in a very large (or two regular sized) plastic zipper bag.
  • Drizzle in olive oil, 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.
  • 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.