Grilled Zucchini complemented with shallots and a hint of garlic makes a wonderful, inexpensive and healthy side dish accompaniment with any meal.
1 shallot, thinly slice
1 minced clove garlic
1 large zucchini
Wash the zucchini and slice it into 1″ slices crossways & place them in a medium bowl, drizzle lightly with olive oil, add minced garlic and season with salt and pepper. Place the seasoned zucchini pieces directly on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook until tender. (Usually about 10-12 minutes in all)
Once they are done transfer them back to the bowl and add the thinly sliced shallot over the top, mix gently. Serve immediately.
Other Seasoning Blends:
Marinate the zucchini slices in 1/2 c. of any italian or vinaigrette dressing with 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of oregano, thyme, rosemary (or a combination of ALL!) for several hours or overnight. This is a great make-ahead marinated side dish.
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