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grilled zucchini halves on a white tray

Easy Grilled Italian Zucchini

This easy grilled italian zucchini is a fresh and delicious vegetarian side dish. Seasoned with italian flavors and cooked perfectly on the grill, this dish takes just 20 minutes to complete. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 41 kcal


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ medium lemon juice only


  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and brush each half with olive oil. Sprinkle halves with italian seasoning, lemon pepper and salt.
  • Place zucchini halves on the preheated grill, flesh side down and close the cover. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Flip the zucchini, close cover and continue to cook for an additional 6-8 minutes until lightly browned on the other side. Zucchini should be softened, but still slightly firm.
  • Remove zucchini from the grill and place on a serving platter. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice and serve.


  • Look for zucchinis that have a firm texture and are free from nicks and cuts. 
  • Make sure to preheat your grill to ensure proper browning and grill marks on the zucchini without making it mushy.
  • Serve this italian zucchini right off the grill so it is fresh and not soggy.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Yellow Squash - This recipe can be used to season and grill yellow squash instead of the zucchini or can be used with a combination of both!
  • Spicy - Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes onto the zucchini with the other seasoning for an extra zesty kick.
  • Cheese - Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over the grilled zucchini after the lemon juice. 

Alternative Cooking Methods

  • Grill Pan - If the weather doesn't allow for grilling outside, this zucchini can be made inside on a grill pan on the stovetop. Cooking times will be similar to using an outdoor grill. Look for each side to be lightly browned and tender.
  • Roasted - These seasoned zucchini halves can also be roasted in the oven at 375˚ for approximately 15-20 minutes. Zucchini should be tender and lightly browned on top.

Storage Instructions

Grilled zucchini will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days when stored in an airtight container. It can be reheated in the oven or in the microwave.


Serving: 1zucchini halfCalories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 202mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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