Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 slices)

For more tender zucchini, leave slices in the pan an extra 1 minute on each side. When the flesh starts to look translucent, the zucchini is done.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange zucchini in a single layer in pan; grill 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes.

Step 2

PARMIGIANO-CRUMBED: Prepare base recipe. Chop 1 1/2 ounces ciabatta bread. Place bread and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a food processor; pulse 10 times. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add bread mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine zucchini, bread mixture, and 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano. Serves 4 CALORIES 94; FAT 9g (sat 2g); SODIUM 241mg

Step 3

CAPRESE "SALSA": Prepare base recipe. Combine 1/3 cup diced tomato, 2 ounces sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, and 1 minced garlic clove in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar to tomato mixture; stir gently. Divide zucchini evenly among 4 plates. Top zucchini evenly with tomato mixture. Serves 4 CALORIES 106; FAT 1g (sat 3g); SODIUM 246mg

Step 4

MINT GREMOLATA: Prepare base recipe. Combine 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint, 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Divide zucchini evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with gremolata. Serves 4 CALORIES 72; FAT 9g (sat 8g); SODIUM 133mg

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

October 24, 2012
Sometimes the most simple dishes are the best dishes! Just sprinkled a little Parmesan after pan grilling.

May 29, 2015
Yes the Parm is good.  Sprinkled it on while the zucchini was still in the pan then covered for a few min so the cheese would melt.


July 08, 2015
these were good and easy.   added some marjoram while grilling.   took advice and grilled a little longer, since i don't like mine crunchy…then they were sorta mushy, but still tasty!  will try them again.  

Add a little cheese

May 29, 2015
Sprinkle on some Parmesan  while the zucchini was still in the pan then covered for a few min so the cheese would melt.  Really good


May 02, 2015
Very easy to make. Perfect side dish in the summer!

Chelseasandmann's Review

August 26, 2014

fchung314's Review

October 30, 2013
This was sooo easy to make and turned out delicious! I will probably make my zucchini like this from now on!

sjone007's Review

April 30, 2013
Fabulous! Made the basic recipe with some extra zucchini I had and it was a huge hit with family.

nataliapod's Review

April 04, 2013
It was delicious and so easy to make. Perfect for a side dish or snack.

TigarLuv's Review

December 24, 2012
Two minutes per side was not enough, I had to grill mine at least 5. They were good and the grill marks make them looks sophisticated!