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Grilled Zucchini with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

This simple grilled zucchini takes just 10 minutes to cook. Use zucchini or yellow squash or a combo of both, and serve warm or at room temperature for the perfect summer side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 147 kcal


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus lemon zest
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/8 cup parsley leaves or fresh thyme leaves optional


  1. Prepare a grill on medium heat and brush the cooking grates clean. Slice the zucchini into thin strips lengthwise, about 1/4" thick. Drizzle with olive oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper on both sides. Set aside.

  2. Heat a small skillet over medium low heat on the stove. When hot, add the pine nuts and toast them, tossing constantly until they smell nutty and are lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Watch them closely as they will burn quickly. Pour immediately into a bowl or on a plate to cool.

  3. Grill the zucchini for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the zucchini softens and grill marks appear. Arrange on a platter, and drizzle with olive oil and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Top top with the goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, lemon zest and herbs if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Grilled Zucchini with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.