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Grilled Zucchini

I have been on ‘diet’ for a few weeks now, (okay, I’m ‘changing my lifestyle’), by not eating any sugar or refined carbs. My new regimen is working as I have actually lost a few kgs, which helps one to stay motivated, but as I am a food-blogger, I have found I’m missing the creativity. 

So I’ve started playing around with ways to jazz up the vast quantities of vegetables I’m eating.  Last night I made grilled pork sausages, finely shredded cabbage, stir-fried with cumin seeds and a little curry powder, salt and pepper, and these grilled zucchinis:


These were delicious, I will definitely make them again.  I found the idea for them whilst trawling the net for ideas, but sorry – can’t remember where! Here’s what I did:

Grilled Zucchinis

1 or 2 zucchinis per person

olive oil

freshly ground salt and pepper

parmesan cheese

  • Wash each zucchini, trim off the end but leave the stems intact
  • Slice each zucchini lengthwise, from the stem to the end, about 3 times
  • Place them on a grilling-tray, and gently pry the slices slightly open
  • Brush them generously with olive oil, and season
  • Place them under a hot grill for 5 minutes, or until they have softened enough to ease the slices open a little more
  • Brush them with some more olive oil, season again if you think they need it
  • Grill until they are nice and tender, and browned
  • Sprinkle over some grated parmesan cheese, and return to the grill for a another minute or two.


Right, now to get back to importing my past posts from my other blog 🙂