Grilled zucchini with lemon-herb feta
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This quick side gives zucchini the star treatment. It is an ideal recipe to make when you already have the grill fired up or for a speedy indoor option in your grill pan. Resist the urge to flip the zucchini more than once, otherwise you won't get those coveted grill marks that bring so much flavor and visual appeal to this dish. The fresh flavor of mint complements the tangy feta, but you can substitute any fresh herb you like or have on hand. You'll need half of a lemon to yield the amount of zest and juice needed for this recipe.
Crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp, minced
1 Tbsp, extra virgin
Fresh lemon juice
2 medium, minced
4 small, about 1 1/2 lbs
- In a small bowl, combine feta, mint, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and scallions; set aside.
- Trim ends off zucchini and slice in half lengthwise; slice each half into 4 or 5 chunks. Place zucchini on a baking sheet (or other flat surface) in a single layer; coat both sides with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
- Off heat, coat a grill rack or grill pan with cooking spray; heat over high heat. Cook zucchini, carefully flipping once, until grill marks are evident and zucchini is softened, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Arrange zucchini slices on a platter and serve with reserved feta topping.
- Serving size: about 5 pieces zucchini and 1 heaping Tbsp feta topping