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.
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.
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.
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.