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Yummy Grilled Zucchini And Carrots. How About A Second Helping?

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Slice 2 zucchini and 4 carrots and other veggies of your choice into 1/2 inch slices. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with mix of 1/2 tsp each of salt, garlic powder and oregano, 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper and lemon zest - fresh or dried. Evenly coat the slices with this mix. Grill on med-high heat for about 3-4 mins and flip. If you want it soft, grill on med flame for longer.

Have you ever gone to a restaurant or had an awesome meal that left you thinking “I could make a meal out of those side dishes alone!”

This recipe for grilled zucchini and carrots makes me feel just like that. I served this with chicken but when I went back the second time, it was for the grilled veggies, not the chicken. What really makes this dish for me is the spice blend.

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 4 carrots peeled with the ends cut off
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest – fresh or dried

Instructions

  • Start by mixing some salt, pepper, lemon zest (dried or fresh, they both work), garlic powder, and oregano in a small bowl and set that aside.
  • Slice your carrots and zucchini squash. Slice the veggies about 1/2 inch thick. Personally, I like to slice on the diagonal because it’s pretty.
  • In a bowl, add some of your vegetables, drizzle with olive oil, and add a generous sprinkle of the spice blend. Then, toss the veggies until they are evenly coated.

 

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  • On medium or med-high heat, grill your veggies for about 3-4 minutes each side.  I like some crunch to my veggies so I look for nice grill marks and use that as my guide for when they are ready to flip.
  • If you prefer softer veggies, stick to medium heat and let them sit a little longer. These can be served hot or at room temperature.

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Ashley Tukiainen
Star Expert

Ashley grew up with a love of healthy living. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, And shortly after finished training and obtained a Reiki Master/Teacher certification. She opened her practice in Houston, Texas while working on other certifications. In 2014 she went to school to become a yoga instructor and now lives in Finland with her husband teaching yoga and dance and practicing massage therapy

Ashley Tukiainen
Star Expert

Ashley grew up with a love of healthy living. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, And shortly after finished training and obtained a Reiki Master/Teacher certification. She opened her practice in Houston, Texas while working on other certifications. In 2014 she went to school to become a yoga instructor and now lives in Finland with her husband teaching yoga and dance and practicing massage therapy

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