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Grilled Zucchini and Tomatoes

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Grilled Zucchini and Tomatoes
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Garden variety, in this case, is far from mediocre. Seasoned with herbs and cooked on the grill, these veggies are memorable!

Ingredients

3
tablespoons olive oil
1/8
teaspoon ground cumin
4
small zucchini (5x1 inch), cut in half lengthwise
4
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise, seeded
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix olive oil and cumin. Add zucchini and tomatoes; sprinkle with thyme, rosemary and salt. Toss gently to coat.
  • 2 Place vegetables, cut sides up, on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Turn vegetables over; cook 5 minutes longer or until crisp-tender.
Tips  

Grilling is one of the simplest ways to prepare veggies. Just mix with a little olive oil and grill. The heat from the grill draws out the natural sugars in the vegetables, softening and mellowing them to perfect tenderness. Another bonus—you can change their flavor almost as quickly as you change your mind.

After grilling, sprinkle 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese over zucchini and tomatoes.

Omit cumin, thyme and rosemary. Drizzle zucchini and tomatoes with olive oil; sprinkle with 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped. Grill as directed. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sliced fresh basil leaves, and drizzle with 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar.

Serve the vegetables on a pretty platter, and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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