This easy grilled zucchini recipe with garlic is one of Summers best zucchini recipes on the bbq. It’s the perfect zucchini vegetarian side dish. YUM!

Grilled Zucchini Recipe with Garlic or BBQ Zucchini on a grill

Grilled Zucchini Recipe

Make this super delicious grilled zucchini with garlic when Summer gives you too much zucchini. There’s a point when we’re all overloaded with zucchini or need some new zucchini recipes to whip up. Well have you ever thought of bbq zucchini or grilling it to a delicious char? It’s a fabulous way serve zucchini as a great vegetarian side dish along salads or inside a sandwich. A grilled zucchini sandwich is always a favorite veggie meal! Our garlicky marinade takes boring zucchini to a uber popular vegetable dish! Even those who say they don’t like zucchini are obsessing over our grilled garlic zucchini.

Video: Easy Grilled Garlic Zucchini Recipe:

How to Serve Grilled Zucchini

  • You can eat the zucchini on it’s own as a very low carb and keto friendly dish. If you’re keto, then make sure the sauce is sugar free.
  • Serve as a side dish along with grilled meats or seafood.
  • Chop it up and add it to a salad.

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Grilled Zucchini Recipe with Garlic or BBQ Zucchini on a plate


Hope you enjoy our grilled garlic zucchini recipe! Here’s more inspiration on growing zucchini.

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This recipe was originally publish din 2017 and re-published in 2019 with updated video.

Grilled Zucchini Recipe with Garlic or BBQ Zucchini @bestrecipebox

Garlic Grilled Zucchini

Zucchini is so quick and easy to grill. The key is to slice it to the right thickness. It will shrink when grilled, so don't slice too thin or else you'll be left with nothing but a charred shell. Our preferred thickness is about 1/2" before grilling. Gives a nice slightly charred surface and just enough tender zucchini on the inside.
5 from 7 votes


  • 2 large (2 large) zucchini (sliced about 1/2 “ thick)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves (2 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) ketchup
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


  • Make the marinade: in large ziplock bag or large bowl, combine vegetable oil, garlic, Worcestershire or soy sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper. Rub the bag between your hands or whisk to combine all the ingredients.
  • Place zucchini strips in the bag or bowl and massage the marinade into the zucchini. Marinade the zucchini for about 15 minutes.
  • Grill: Pre-heat grill to medium-high (if possible). Scrape the grill grates to make sure they're clean. Grill the zucchini for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until nicely charred and golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 457mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 340IU, Vitamin C: 29.8mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 0.8mg