Marinated & Grilled Zucchini Planks

These zucchini planks absorb the zesty marinade, then hit the grill for a smoky finish. Fresh herbs and briny feta cheese balance the flavor. This versatile side dish pairs well with grilled chicken, steak or fish.

a recipe photo of the Zaatar Marinated and Grilled Zucchini with Herbs
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Margret Monroe Dickey, Prop Stylist: Christine Keely
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon salt-free za'atar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini (about 4 large), cut into 1/4-inch-thick planks

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted pistachios


  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, za'atar, mint, basil, mustard and salt together in a large bowl or shallow container. Add zucchini; toss to coat. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Remove the zucchini planks from the marinade, allowing excess to drip off (reserve the marinade). Oil the grill grates. Grill the zucchini, uncovered, until tender, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer the grilled zucchini to a large platter. Top with the reserved marinade, feta and pistachios. Sprinkle with additional mint and basil before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1/2 cup
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 290IU 6%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 268mg 12%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 328mg 7%
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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