Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want a little heat? Add minced fresh jalapeño.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove the peel from lemon with a vegetable peeler, making sure not to include any white pith. (Reserve the lemon.) Cut the peel into thin slivers. Add to the boiling water and cook until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

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  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a small bowl. Add oil, pepper and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high or place a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tips) or the grill pan. Grill zucchini slices, turning once, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Arrange the zucchini on a platter and drizzle with the reserved lemon dressing. Serve sprinkled with almonds, cheese and the lemon peel.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 4, cover and refrigerate the zucchini, lemon peel and dressing for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Tips: To toast sliced or chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Use a vegetable peeler to shave thin curls or slivers off a block of hard cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano.

To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

134.1 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 7.8g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 4.1mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 335.9IU 7% DV; vitamin c 31.6mg 53% DV; folate 40.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 87.4mg 9% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 49.3mg 18% DV; potassium 455mg 13% DV; sodium 193.9mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is insanely good. Better than candy and really very easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Crazy easy good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Like they said. Crazy easy and crazy good. We were eating them before they were cool and burning our fingers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
looks good ill try it.............i think!?!@ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It was FANTASTIC - my friend said - "this is so good it could almost be dessert!" Keep this on the menu! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Thisis soooo good! The shaved parmesan and toasted almonds with the lemon dressing are an amazing compliment to the grilled zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just made and ate this recipe. It was an excellent healthy snack that I will definitely use again for a healthy party snack or just as a side dish. I definitely recommend this dish!! Read More