Grilled Zucchini and Toasted Pine Nuts

If you’ve got zucchini in your garden, you’ve probably got more than plenty. Grilled zucchini is a great way to make delicious use of your garden — or farmers’ market — bounty.
If you’ve got zucchini in your garden, you’ve probably got more than plenty. Grilled zucchini is a great way to make delicious use of your garden — or farmers’ market — bounty.

Grilled Zucchini and Toasted Pine Nuts

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 2 large zucchini, ends trimmed
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  • 1 large onion, cut into thick slices
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • Juice of half a lemon
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  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
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  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest

Directions:

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  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
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  3. Cut zucchini into slices lengthwise and place in a large bowl. Add onion slices.
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  5. Drizzle zucchini and onion with olive oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Toss to coat.
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  7. Lay zucchini and onions on the grill or in a grill grate and grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
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  9. Flip vegetables and continue to grill until tender and lightly browned on both sides.
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  11. Meanwhile, place pine nuts in a small grill-safe skillet and toast for 2 to 3 minutes or until just lightly golden.
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  13. Transfer zucchini and onion slices to a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper.
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  15. Serve garnished with pine nuts and lemon zest.

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