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.