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Grilled Zucchini Ribbons

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons are a great end of summer addition to dinner.  They're especially great if you have a bounty of fresh zucchini you need to use up!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Zucchini Ribbons
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 11 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 2 med. zucchini
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 4 Wooden or metal skewers


  1. With a mandolin, slice zucchini into 1/8″ thick ribbons.
  2. Gently bend a zucchini ribbon and place it on two of your skewers; being careful not to snap the zucchini in half if possible. Repeat alternating directions you place the zucchini. When you are finished, your skewers should look like a beautiful ribbon. Drizzle or lightly brush zucchini with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked throughout.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Because my zucchini was a day old, it had time to "dry out" a little bit. If you are using fresh zucchini you may want to lightly salt your ribbons prior to threading them and let sit for several minutes over a cooling rack (or something with holes to drain the excess moisture). Otherwise, you may end up with soggy ribbons. This was excellent with some grilled bbq chicken, but you can have it with anything! Great side dish.

Adapted from The Bitten Word

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Zucchini Ribbons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.