Grilled Balsamic Zucchini Recipe

This grilled zucchini and balsamic recipe is so tasty, you’ll forget it’s good for you. The smoke from the Grilla Grill adds a new dimension of flavor while the punch of the vinegar takes it up a notch. With zucchini this good, it’ll become your go-to side dish and before you know it you’ll be grilling vegetables every night.


  • 2 zucchinis, quartered lengthwise into planks
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB Grilla AP Rub
  • 2 TB balsamic vinegar


Preheat any Grilla Grill to 300 degrees, using a Grilla or Silverbac for maximum wood pellet smoke. Brush the zucchini with olive oil and dust with rub, careful not to over-season. Place the zucchini slices on your Grilla, Silverbac, or Kong. Make sure they’re perpendicular to the gaps in the grates, so they don’t fall through. Cook 5 to 6 minutes per side. Drizzle with the tasty balsamic vinegar before serving.

Your Favorite Zucchini on the Grill Recipe

As a pitmaster, you rely on having some tried-and-true recipes in your corner. That way, you can easily alter them depending on what you are planning for upcoming meals. We appreciate the simplicity of this zucchini recipe, because it lets you show off your flair for smoking and grilling with wood pellets.

Looking for inspiration to use the recipe in novel ways? Try some of these suggestions:

  • Grab vegetables other than zucchinis. Start with something related, like yellow squash. Then move on to anything from peppers to asparagus. Just remember that every ingredient will have its unique cooking time. Plan to babysit your side dish a bit when you get creative with the produce.
  • Make your own rubs and seasonings. Sure, we love the fact that our Grilla AP rub has a starring role in this grilled zucchini recipe. But feel free to use any seasoning mixture you want. Experiment in your kitchen with a variety of fresh and dried herbs, combined with anything from salt and pepper to brown or white sugar.
  • Find or create flavor-infused oils and vinegar. Did someone give you a gift set with some truffle oil? Maybe balsamic vinegar with a hint of intense garlic overtones? This is the perfect recipe to use up those wonderful presents. And if you have trouble finding ones, you can infuse oils and vinegars yourself. Just give the flavors time to mix and mingle.
  • Swap out melted butter for olive oil. Go for the highest quality butter you can buy in your grocery store. Spending a few extra dollars per pound of butter is worth it because the taste will be phenomenal.

Go Ape for Veggies With Some Grilled Zucchini With Balsamic Splash

Many people are trying to eat more produce or prepare all-vegetarian meals, even if they don’t follow a strict vegetarian lifestyle. Our zucchini grill recipe allows you to go meatless without making any taste sacrifices.

Why wait to make this healthy dish to serve up at your next meal? Prepare a little extra so you can cut up the grilled zucchini to top tomorrow’s salad.


Referenced Products

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

The Grilla Pro wood pellet smoker grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber.

Silverbac Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

Grilla Grills come from the jungle. Not the Amazon. We ship every order as fast and efficient as mammally possible. So the sooner you buy, the sooner you shall receive. Grilla Grills Silverbac wood pellet grill gives you rich wood flavor in a quick grill or an all-day smoke.

All Purpose Rub 12 oz.

If you're looking to add versatility and flavor to your BBQ, grab a bottle of Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub. Recommended by pro team grill members, Grilla Grills All Purpose BBQ Rub contains the perfect blend of spices to up your grillin' game.

Kong Kamado Ceramic Charcoal Grill

Grilla Grills Kong is a ceramic kamado grill made of heavy-duty ceramic for grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. The Kong uses lump charcoal for excellent flavor, something that your average gas grill can’t touch. The ancient design of kamado grills goes back at least 3,000 years. These grills, also sometimes referred to as “egg smokers” due to their shape, are able to retain heat and moisture for extended cooking.
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