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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Mediterranean-Style Grilled Zucchini Salad

Suzy Karadsheh
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 mins
Cook – 10 mins
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. Hi, Brie. Other readers have used fresh basil in place of the tarragon with great results, so perhaps you can give that a try!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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

  4. 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. 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.

  5. 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!

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

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