Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette

Squashes are perfect for the grill.  In the Summer, when squashes like zucchini seem to provide an endless bounty, it is more reason to take your squash to the grill.  Squashes really come alive when they are grilled.

Don’t forget to dress the zucchini with the vinaigrette while they are still hot so the flavors really have a chance to seep into the flesh of the squash.

Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette
Serves 4
Recipe from Bobby Flay

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
3 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise
1.  Heat your grill to high.
2.  Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, mustard, 3 tablespoons of the dill, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and blend until smooth.  With the motor running, slowly add 1/2 cup of the oil and blend until emulsified.
3.  Brush the zucchini with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill until lightly golden brown on all sides and just cooked through, about 8 minutes.
4.  Remove from the grill and cut each quarter in half crosswise.  Place on a platter and immediately drizzle with the vinaigrette.  Garnish with the remaining tablespoon dill.

39 thoughts on “Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette

  1. Great grilled side dish! Looks fab! I want to invite you to a really fun bloggie BBQ that is going on, over at my friend Karen G.'s, blog, through tomorrow!(link is on my blog, under the recipe) It's a blast and I hope you check it out!


  2. What a photo! This is so simple and so flavorful. Unfortunately, zucchini season has past us but I'll hold on and bookmark for next year.


  3. Ah ha, I have fresh dill left over from the pickles I made, so I see what is going to go with our grilled tri-tip this evening. Thanks! It sound delightful.


  4. Marvelous flavors, Velva! I have some zucchini right now and I'm going to try this tonight. I love dill on just about everything but never thought to add it to zucchini. Love the vinaigrette.


  5. Perfect timing! I have a plethora of zucchini and we love dill. I was just moaning about how tired my zucchini recipes were sounding. This one will add the perfect twist!


  6. Velva, I happen to have a quite a bit of zucchini and looks like they need to be grilled. Great recipe. I will have to try it. Also, I love your set up how you get right to the point, have your photos and then the recipe. I may be copying you soon and try to get less wordy!


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