Warm weather vibes going on here with this tasty Mediterranean-style grilled zucchini salad, and I won't apologize for it! Simple grilled zucchini tossed in extra virgin olive oil and finished with fresh herbs and feta. This is perfect next to almost anything from Souvlaki to Greek Baked Meatballs or pan-seared salmon. I love adding a little Tzatziki sauce along. 

Be sure to watch the video below for how to make this easy zucchini salad.

Mediterranean Style Grilled Zucchini Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. Simple, flavor-packed grilled zucchini with fresh herbs and other Mediterranean favorites. Ready in 15 minutes. Recipe from TheMediterraneanDish.com

Koussa, or zucchini squash, is a love of mine since my early childhood. One of my mom's signature dishes was this amazing stuffed zucchini, and I do try to make it once in a while. But, more often than not, I opt for a quick something like today's Mediterranean-style grilled zucchini salad.

Why this grilled zucchini salad works

Zucchini squash is one of those super good-for-you ingredients, but it has a bit of a reputation as being bland.

When in doubt, totally throw your zucchini on the grill or an indoor griddle. They'll soften up and get nice and charred imparting great flavor with very little effort--essentially what we do here in this grilled zucchini salad. A little coating of great EVOO, lemon juice, cumin and fresh herbs, take a simple grilled zucchini to a show-stopping zucchini salad.

Mediterranean Style Grilled Zucchini Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. Simple, flavor-packed grilled zucchini with fresh herbs and other Mediterranean favorites. Ready in 15 minutes. Recipe from TheMediterraneanDish.com

What to serve along with this zucchini salad

This zucchini salad is great served room temperature, which makes it the perfect potluck dish to bring along. In the summer months, I love adding it as a side to this grilled Kofta or my Mediterranean grilled chicken & dill yogurt sauce. Or as part of mezze along with other small plates like Tzatzikiroasted garlic hummus and tabouli.

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4.94 from 31 votes

Mediterranean-Style Grilled Zucchini Salad

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Mediterranean Style Grilled Zucchini Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. Simple, flavor-packed grilled zucchini with fresh herbs and other Mediterranean favorites. Ready in 15 minutes. Recipe from TheMediterraneanDish.com
Easy Mediterranean-style grilled zucchini salad with fresh herbs, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of feta. Serve it at room temperature.
Prep – 5 minutes
Cook – 10 minutes
Cuisine:
Mediterranean
Course:

Ingredients
  

  • 4 zucchini squash about 2 lb, sliced into rounds
  • Private Reserve Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup packed chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • Feta or goat cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the zucchini into a large bowl. Drizzle about 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with cumin. Toss with your clean hands to combine.
  • Heat a grill or griddle until hot, add zucchini in batches (do not crowd). Grill for 4 minutes or so, turning over a couple of times until zucchini are cooked through and perfectly charred.
  • Transfer grilled zucchini back to the bowl. Add lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Add fresh herbs and toss again gently.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and top with a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese, if you like. Serve at room temperature.
  • For suggestions, see "what to serve with this zucchini salad" section up in the post above.

Video

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  1. Jiji says:

    5 stars
    This dish was fantastic, ended up linking to it from the fish piccata that’s also on the website and the pair together was phenomenal. My favorite part was the goat cheese with the lemon and garlic and that perfect little hint of cumin. I measured the seasonings with my heart of course but followed the rest of it closely. If you’re looking for an obsession to eat you should start here.

    1. TMD Team says:

      Thanks so much! We do a lot of "measuring with you heart" around here when it comes to spices :).

  2. Regina says:

    4 stars
    I can’t wait try this

  3. Maurine McLellan says:

    How many Servings is these recipe?

    1. Suzy says:

      Hi, Maureen. I found this serves 4 pretty easily as a side. Enjoy!

  4. Brie says:

    Hi! Is there a good substitute for fresh tarragon? I'm having trouble finding it. Thank you!

    1. Suzy says:

      Hi, Brie. Other readers have used fresh basil in place of the tarragon with great results, so perhaps you can give that a try!

  5. Ann says:

    5 stars
    Simple and delicious. A great way to use up a pretty large zucchini given to me.
    I swapped tarragon for mint and added feta as suggested. Thank you for the recipe. I plan on making it more than once!

    1. Suzy says:

      Thanks so much, Ann!

  6. Dia says:

    5 stars
    This salad has becomes my absolute favourite way to eat zucchini especially during the summer or with kebabs!! I used a cast iron grill pan on my induction stove and seasoned the zucchini with za'tar, and used a 1/4 to 1/2 cup more parsley. It was sooo good!!

    1. Suzy says:

      Thanks, Dia!

  7. Donna La Spina says:

    5 stars
    Made this today for lunch - set off every smoke detector in my house but it was so worth it!!!! The whole family loved this easy recipe! Next time I will use our outdoor grill

  8. Laura says:

    4 stars
    Very tasty and I loved the taste of lemon on the zucchini. The only concern was that the zucchini was too soggy and not crispy like in the video. Each side was charred. Any suggestions?

    1. Suzy says:

      Hi, Laura. If the zucchini was a little soggy, I'm thinking it was slightly overcooked. You want a nice hot pan, and cook long enough to just get that char without going too far.

  9. Gina G says:

    Im super excited to try this recipe! I dont have an indoor grill tho do you recommend one?

    1. Suzy says:

      Hi, Gina! These days, I most often use a cast iron grill pan on my stove top.

  10. Pam says:

    We're grilling today (Thursday), but I need to bring a salad somewhere on Sunday. If I make the salad today, will it stay good in the fridge for 3 days? Thanks for a great use for my zucchinis!

    1. Suzy says:

      Hi, Pam! I'm not sure... we usually eat this one the same day.

  11. june says:

    Any suggestions for other than cumin - my husband seems to have a sensitivity to it. Would za'tar work?
    Thanks.

    1. Suzy says:

      This is a fairly forgiving recipe, June. You can change up the seasonings and use something like za'atar or oregano for example

  12. Patti Yohe says:

    5 stars
    Loved the zucchini! I have used many of your recipes with success. I would like to grill the zucchini on the stovetop like in your video. Is your grill pan cast iron or non-stick? Thanks for all the great recipes.

    1. Suzy says:

      The one I used here is non-stick. I have also used cast iron, and that will work, as well.

  13. Cynthia Cechota says:

    5 stars
    I used half a lemon [my guy doesn't like it too tangy] and only fresh garden basil with the goat cheese. We enjoyed it with a lamb burger and some grilled eggplant and grilled Italian bread with garlic that I had just dug up. Food doesn't get any better than this! Thank you for this recipe.

    1. Suzy says:

      Awesome, Cynthia! Thanks so much for the kind comment

  14. Lisa says:

    That looks delicious! Thanks!

    1. Suzy says:

      Enjoy!! 🙂

  15. Cassi says:

    5 stars
    I feel like I get zucchini fatigue quite easily but I never tire of this!!!

    1. Suzy says:

      Thank, Cassi! So glad you like this one!