This grilled zucchini with lemon and parmesan cheese is the perfect easy seasonal summer side dish. Only 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients required!

grilled parmesan zucchini on a plate

I’m always looking for new ways to serve zucchini, and this an impromptu experiment that’s now become a summer staple. I’ve been making this all summer long!

Zucchini spears seasoned with garlic powder and Italian seasoning, grilled till slightly charred, and topped with freshly squeeze lemon juice and parmesan cheese are easy to make and so delicious. Serve it alongside a summer pasta dish, or grilled steak, chicken or fish.

ingredients for grilled parmesan zucchini

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Zucchini squash (I prefer to use zucchini that are on the small or medium size)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

(The full recipe can be found at the end of this post)

zucchini before and after grilling

How to make grilled parmesan zucchini

This side dish couldn’t be easier!

  1. Slice zucchini. Slice small to medium zucchini into quarters lengthwise. Slicing them this way ensures they’re large enough to not fall through the grill grates.
  2. Add seasoning. Combine garlic powder, Italian seasoning and a generous amount of salt and pepper and toss with zucchini and olive oil.
  3. Grill. Grill zucchini over medium high heat for a few minutes on each side, until soft and slightly charred.
  4. Top with lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Immediately squeeze the juice of ½ a lemon over the zucchini and top with shredded or grated parmesan cheese.

Then, serve and enjoy!

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Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

This grilled parmesan zucchini is the perfect easy seasonal summer side dish!

Ingredients

  • 3 small to medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese (or ¼ cup grated)

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Slice zucchini into quarters lengthwise. Slicing them this way ensures they’re large enough to not fall through the grill grates.
  • Combine garlic powder, Italian seasoning and a generous amount of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss zucchini in olive oil and then sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Grill on each side 3-4 minutes until zucchini is softened and slightly charred.
  • Remove zucchini from the grill, top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Sodium: 203mg, Calcium: 167mg, Vitamin C: 29mg, Vitamin A: 407IU, Sugar: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Potassium: 415mg, Cholesterol: 11mg, Calories: 113kcal, Saturated Fat: 3g, Fat: 8g, Protein: 7g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Iron: 1mg
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