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French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini Sticks

In Sides on August 29, 2015 at 8:34 AM

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini

Overflowing with zucchini? Tis the season for local zucchini.

Too many growing in your garden? Or in my case, swooping up a few too many while at the grocery store.

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini

This was as simple as making a marinade, letting the zucchinis absorb some of it, passing it off to Rob to grill and then dousing it in additional marinade. Fabulous.

With the white wine and tarragon, it screamed French and the simplicity reminded me of a farmhouse. French farmhouse grilled zucchini, hence named. Enjoy it as a side for your next meal.

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini

The recipe is courtesy of Vegan al Fresco (a more thorough review can be found here). Another winning recipe in my books. Simple but elegant enough to impress.

You can see it, as pictured in the cookbook, below amongst a picnic spread with the Hearty Three-Grain Salad, the Pickle and Asparagus Potato Salad, Caper and Edamame Dip and Cider-Battered Tofu.

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini

Other ways to enjoy zucchini:

Mexican Zucchini Lasagna

Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup

Borlotti Bean, Zucchini and Red Pepper Soup

Quinoa with Caramelized Onions and Zucchini

15-Minute Zippy Garlic-Basil Marinara with Zucchini Noodles

Chocolate Zucchini Protein Brownies

Lemon Zucchini Cookies

PS. Enter for a chance to win a copy of Vegan al Fresco right here.

French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini
Recipe from Vegan al Fresco: Happy & Healthy Recipes for Picnics, Barbecues & Outdoor Dining

Carla’s note: These zucchini sticks are a little lighter and healthier than the traditional ones encased in batter and deep-fried. The flavor of the zucchini really shines, enhanced by wine, mustard, and tarragon.

2 tablespoons white wine
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 3-inch sticks

1. In a large flat container with a resealable lid or in a large bag with a zipper-style fastening, combine wine, garlic, mustard, agave, vinegar, salt and tarragon. Add zucchini and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 1 hour, turning after 30 minutes. Reserve marinade. Oil barbecue grill lightly and heat to medium heat. Grill zucchini for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned, basting frequently with leftover marinade. (Janet’s note: I saved the extra marinade and doused the zucchini after it had finished grilling).

Serves 2-4.

Recipe from Vegan al Fresco: Happy & Healthy Recipes for Picnics, Barbecues & Outdoor Dining by Carla Kelly. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press (2014). Recipes reprinted with permission.

Cookbook photo courtesy of Tracey Kusiewicz / Foodie Photography

  1. I can eat courgettes likes this, it enhances what little flavour they have. I love your additional dousing! I would have done the samel

  2. YES. Zucchini on the grill is one of the finest things. The white wine & tarragon are new to me, and sound amazing! (Now I guess I just need to unearth the grill from the back of the garage.)

  3. […] I went for the random rustic effect. I liquored my vegetables with some white wine (as a nod to my French Farmhouse Grilled Zucchini) and tossed in handfuls of fresh herbs, namely thyme, oregano and […]

  4. […] it wasn’t so long that we were grilling up a storm over our BBQ this summer. That was when I enjoyed experimenting with Carla Kelly’s cookbook Vegan al Fresco. Understandably, I was excited […]

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