Recipe Post: Easy Broiled Zucchini

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This is one of those ridiculously simple-yet-delicious side dishes that almost doesn’t warrant a recipe.  But it’s so tasty I thought I’d write a quick one up and share it!

My mom has been making broiled zucchini as a side dish to pasta for ages.  Since our garden has been spitting out beautiful zucchini at an almost alarming rate lately, we decided it was time to slice one up and do it again!

Easy Broiled Zucchini
serves 4 as a side


2 medium zucchini, halved down the middle (about 1 1/2lbs.)
1-2 tbsp. olive oil, to your taste
1-2 garlic cloves
Italian seasoning to taste

1) Set the oven to broil.  Place the halved zucchini on a baking sheet, cut side up.

2) Place the olive oil in a cup or small bowl.  Crush the garlic cloves into the oil and stir it together a bit.

3) Brush the tops of the zucchini with about half the olive oil mixture.  Place under the broiler for 5 minutes.

brolied zucchini 01

4) When 5 minutes is up, brush the zucchini with the other half of the oil, making sure to cover the whole top and partway down the sides.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and put back under the broiler for 5 minutes more.

broiled zucchini 02

5) Remove from the oven and serve!

macaroni and zucchini


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. JL Goes Vegan  September 8, 2010

    Yum! I think it’s great to share the “simple’ stuff. I have to remember that many readers are trying out new ways of doing things as they explore eating vegan. Nice post!