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Summertime means I find every excuse NOT to turn on the oven. In the past, I haven’t been a fan of most grilled veggies. They’d be charred on the outside and raw in the middle and not have a ton of flavor. But this grilled marinated zucchini inspired a change of heart. The marinade not only boosts flavor, but also starts the breakdown process of the zucchini before grilling (no more raw middles!) And best of all, I don’t have to turn on the oven.
Zucchini is one of our family’s favorite veggies and it always feels like a win when we cook it. Cooking vegetables for a toddler (even one that admittedly enjoys veggies) is a tough gig. Plus it’s the time of year when zucchini are taking over the garden and we are constantly looking for new ways to enjoy them. Marinating and grilling keeps the house cool and the bellies happy, which is a win in my book.
Slice the zucchini lengthwise into quarter inch thick pieces. A mandolin slicer can help streamline this process. Put marinade ingredients in a mason jar and shake the shit out of it. Combine these two things and let them mingle for 30 minutes, up to 2 hours. Go too long and you’ll end up with a soaked sponge. Too short and your zukes haven’t properly absorbed all the goodness. Then throw them on the grill, cook for a few minutes each side and serve alongside your favorite grilled dinner!