This one is so simple. Maybe the easiest side dish ever… Simple Grilled Zucchini made indoors or out. And I will share the secret for avoiding the “mush!”
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A close up of Simple Grilled Zucchini on a white plate

 Vegan-Paleo-Keto-Whole30 and Not Mushy!

The beauty of this recipe, besides the simplicity, is that it fits almost any eating plan. But I know some people avoid zucchini because it’s high water content can result in a somewhat ‘mushy’ texture. Well here’s how you take out the mush factor:

1. After slicing, let is sit, salted for at least ten minutes
2. Cook it dry
3. High heat baby!

Simple Grilled Zucchini garnished with chimichurri on white plate

What to Serve it With…

This dish is so simple it goes with just about any main course. I love serving it with my Argentinian Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce!

A white plate with steak kabobs, and two pieces of Simple Grilled Zucchini being drizzled with Chimichurri sauce


The Recipe: Grilled Zucchini

You will need Sea salt (<—my fave)

Grilled Zucchini
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins

The easiest side dish ever:)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, party recipe, summer recipe
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 4 zucchinis sliced long, ¼ inch thick
  • 2 T Olive Oil optional
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Preheat grill to 425 degrees, if using a grill pan on the cooktop, high on heat for 2 minutes before cooking zucchini
  2. Cut ends of zucchini off and slice into long pieces a (¼ inch thick).
  3. Sprinkle with a generous amount of sea salt and let sit for 10 minutes
  4. Press with a paper towel to remove excess water
  5. Place on hot grill or grill pan cook each side for 2 minutes.
  6. After cooking, if desired brush lightly with olive oil sprinkle with pepper. Serve. 



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