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Grilled, Marinated Zucchini and Onions with Feta

Grilled, Marinated Zucchini and Onions with Feta

Grilled Marinated Zucchini and Onions with Feta

Often grilling softer vegetables like zucchini or summer squash can lead to a soggy interior or too much char on the outside. Slicing the zucchini thinly and then marinating after grilling is a foolproof way to a tasty side dish.

Course Side Dish
Keyword grill, grilling, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 4 summer squash or zucchini stem trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 red onion sliced into wedges
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 oz feta crumbled into big chunks
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare your grill for medium heat and oil the grate.

  2. In a bowl or mason jar, whisk together the garlic, white wine vinegar, and about 1/2 cup olive oil until well combined.

  3. Toss the squash, onion, and bay leaf together with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.

  4. Place the squash slices on the grill, cooking them undisturbed for about 3 minutes. Some nice grill marks should appear. 

  5. Flip and cook another 3 minutes until squash is tender, and place back on baking sheet.

  6. To grill the onions, you can either cook directly on the grate or use a grilling tray/basket to prevent slices from falling through. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until the edges of the onions start to crisp.

  7. Return onions to baking sheet, add the crumbled feta on top, and drizzle marinade. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Bon Appetit



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