Grilled Zucchini & Squash

Grilled zucchini and yellow squash are tender off the grill with a hint of char, spicy garlic and a bit of zing from fresh lemon juice.

Grilled Squash and Zucchini
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 2 large summer squash, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F). Combine olive oil and garlic in a small bowl. Brush zucchini and squash with the oil mixture; sprinkle with pepper and salt.

  2. Oil the grill grates by partially soaking a few paper towels in canola oil and using tongs to quickly wipe the grates. Place the vegetables on the oiled grates; grill, covered, until the zucchini and squash are just tender and grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer the vegetables to a serving platter. Sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 478IU 10%
Vitamin C 37mg 41%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 54mcg 14%
Vitamin K 23mcg 19%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 525mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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