Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Grilled Zucchini & Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

I will no longer grill vegetables withOUT putting this vinaigrette on them. SO GOOD. We also added some baby bella's onto the skewers for more of a veggie variety. :) Enjoy!

Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette
Recipe and photo found on Confections of a Foodie Bride.

1 lb zucchini, sliced into 1/3-inch rounds
1 red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
3-4 large basil leaves, chopped

Heat grill to medium.
Carefully thread the onion rounds onto skewers (this will keep them in tact as rounds while grilling), making sure the skewer goes through every onion ring.
Brush onions and zucchini rounds with 1/4 cup olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.
Grill vegetables 9-10 minutes each side, until nicely caramelized.
In a small bowl, whisk garlic, lemon juice, zest, mustard, oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper together.

Place cooked vegetables on a platter, drizzle with dressing, and top with chopped basil leaves.


  1. I so have to try this! Veggies are a tish bland by themselves, I know, I know, I'm a vegetarian and this is backwards, so this will make them good! and thanks for the cooking help last night! The quinoa turned out perfect, but the recipe wasn't that great. I need to use the one you showed me that time.

  2. This looks like the perfect spring dish! Read to get the grill out and have the warm temperatures!

  3. I can't wait to try this. DELICIOUS!

  4. I absolutely LOVE zucchini. This looks amazing!

  5. yummmm - can't wait to grill out all summer long!! this looks delish!!