Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe in my new Cuisine at Home magazine and knew I would make it instantly. This is my new favorite way to cook zucchini. I loved the lemon vinaigrette with the crunchy pine nuts, and salty feta cheese. I paired this dish with a Greek-Style Pork chop… it was a wonderful and delicious dinner. My son especially loved the lemon vinaigrette – he couldn’t get enough of it.

Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette:
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Cuisine at Home, August 2010
 

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and re-season if necessary.

Zucchini:

  • 2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tbsp low fat feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped

Toss the zucchini with the olive oil then season with sea salt and pepper in a bowl. Grill the zucchini on the grill (or in a grill pan) on one side until the grill marks appear, about 2 minutes. Flip wedges and grill an additional 1-2 minutes. Cut each quarter in half crosswise, return to bowl.

Pour the vinaigrette over the zucchini. Add the pine nuts, feta cheese, and basil then toss gently to coat evenly. Serve warm. Enjoy.

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the love of Cooking.net



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4 Responses to “Grilled Zucchini Spears with Lemon Vinaigrette”

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — May 28, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    I made this last night and it was absolutely amazing. I just substituted the feta cheese with goat and it was such a hit. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!!

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    Liz — April 1, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    These were really tasty! We love zucchini and feta–what a great idea to combine them! Way to go cooking lady! Way to go with all your pictures too. You do a marvelous, marvelous job with your website and I sincerely thank you for all your efforts! They are very appreciated by me!

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    Patty — April 15, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    I made this with baby red potatoes and asparagus instead of zucchini. It was a huge hit! I plan to make it with other veggies too. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Magic and Mayhem — August 21, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Kicking myself for not have any feta in the house! This sounds awesome. I’ll try it with what we have and make a note to make some cashew-feta for my allergic boy to have a sample too when I remember to plan better. Don’t you love grilling season? :)

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