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Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad (Video)

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In this this delicious Zucchini Greek Salad grilled zucchini replaces the cucumbers, and this is a tasty low-carb Greek Salad variation. Be sure to remember this Zucchini Greek Salad when you have lots of zucchini that needs to be used! 

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This site has a huge collection of Zucchini Recipes but there are some that I make over and over every summer. And one that’s on repeat at my house all summer long is this Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad that I first shared on the blog in 2012! And every time I make it I remember how this Greek Salad with zucchini is such a winner!

If you have zucchini in your garden or you’re getting it from the Farmers Market or a CSA box and you’re a Greek Salad fan, I bet you’re going to love this recipe too! I think everyone who likes Greek salad and enjoys Grilled Zucchini is going to absolutely LOVE this favorite summer recipe of mine. 

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What is Zucchini Greek Salad?

Zucchini Greek Salad is a simple idea I came up with many years ago when my garden had lots of zucchini and tomatoes, and not many cucumbers. Grilling the zucchini with olive oil and Greek Seasoning, and then combining the grilled zucchini pieces with tomatoes, olives, Feta cheese, and an oregano-flavored vinaigrette dressing makes a wonderful Greek Salad variation, even if it’s not authentically Greek.

See also  Grilled Portobello Burgers

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How to make Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad:

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  1. Cut off both ends and cut zucchini into fourths lengthwise, or maybe sixths if the zucchini is large.
  2. Brush sides with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle cut sides of zucchini with Greek Seasoning (affiliate link).
  4. On a grill that’s preheated to high, lay the zucchini with the cut side down and cook about 3-4 minutes.
  5. When you see grill marks, flip over to second white side and grill about 3-4 minutes more.
  6. Then turn over so green skin of zucchini is down and grill 2-3 minutes more.
  7. While zucchini grills, whisk together Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate link) or other low-sugar purchased vinaigrette, and dried oregano to make the dressing. (Oops, forgot to take a photo of that!)
  8. Let the zucchini cool a minute or two, then cut into pieces.
  9. Put zucchini in a bowl with about 1/3 of the dressing and toss.
  10. Let the zucchini absorb the dressing while you chop tomatoes, cut olives in half, and crumble the feta cheese.
  11. Mix the chopped tomatoes and olives in with the zucchini pieces and add more dressing.
  12. Add the crumbled feta and gently combine.
  13. Season with fresh ground black pepper and serve.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad would be great with Very Greek Grilled Chicken, Chicken Souvlaki, or Garlic, Lemon, and Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts for a low-carb meal. If you don’t mind using the oven it would also be amazing with Greek Lemon Chicken.

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to high. (You can only hold your hand there for a second at that heat.)
  2. Cut off both ends of the zucchinis and cut each zucchini into fourths lengthwise, or maybe sixths if the zucchini is really large.
  3. Brush all sides of zucchini with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle the white cut sides of the zucchini with Greek Seasoning. (affiliate link)
  5. Lay each piece of zucchini with one cut side down and cook about 3-4 minutes.
  6. When you see grill marks on first side, flip over to second cut side and grill about 3-4 minutes more.
  7. Then turn over so green skin of zucchini is down and grill a few minutes minutes more, until the zucchini feels tender when pierced with a fork. I like to keep it a little bit tender-crisp.
  8. While zucchini grills, whisk together purchased vinaigrette, and dried oregano to make the dressing.
  9. When it’s tender remove zucchini from the grill. Let the zucchini cool a minute or two, then cut into pieces.
  10. Put pieces of zucchini into a bowl with about 1/3 of the dressing and toss. Let the zucchini absorb the dressing while you chop tomatoes, cut olives in half, and crumble the feta cheese.
  11. Mix the chopped tomatoes and olives in with the zucchini pieces and add more dressing, as much as you prefer.
  12. Add the crumbled feta and gently combine.
  13. Season with fresh ground black pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 132Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 1399mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad would be a perfect main dish salad for any low-carb eating plan, including Keto. It’s also great for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. Be sure to use a vinaigrette with not more than 2 grams of sugar per serving for South Beach or low-carb. The highest-carb ingredient is the tomatoes, so you may want to use fewer tomatoes and more zucchini for Keto.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Zucchini Recipes or Salad Recipes to find more recipes like this one.Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest, on Facebook, on Instagram, on TikTok, or on YouTube to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This Zucchini Greek Salad recipe was first posted as a single-serving salad back in 2010. It was updated to be a side dish recipe with greatly improved photos in 2019 and updated again with more information in 2023.

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