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Zucchini Ribbons

June 28, 2010
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  • Serves as many as you planned for
Author Notes

A fun, edible way to decorate your plate or table; I like to skewer and grill zucchini - ribbon style and sometimes with cherry tomato. Before serving, a sprinkle of herbs, a drizzle of vinaigrette or olive oil adds a great finishing touch, the flavor possibilities are endless. These zucchini ribbons are great served raw, too, but I prefer them grilled. Tip: using a vegetable grilling pan for these or placed on foil makes them easier to handle.

What You'll Need
  • Small to medium size zucchini
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden skewers
  • Herb(s) and flavorings of your choice
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil spray (or cooking spray)
  2. Wash and chop off the ends of the zucchini.
  3. With a vegetable peeler, peel strips lengthwise. Turn as you reach the seeds. Discard the core.
  4. Skewer the strips ribbon style, refrigerate until ready to grill.
  5. Grill them over indirect heat, they won't take long so stay close by.
  6. Before plating, season the ribbons with herb(s) of your choice and lightly spritz with a vinaigrette or olive oil - flavors are endless and up to you.
  7. Salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Note: Using a vegetable grill pan or placed on foil works wonders because the ribbons like falling through the grill!

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19 Reviews

boulangere June 27, 2011
lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
these are (almost!) too pretty to eat!
lapadia June 27, 2011
HaHa :)
Elizabeth2 August 19, 2010
Perfect for a summer BBQ !
lapadia August 19, 2010
They are fun to make too!
Lucia F. July 5, 2010
What a great idea!
lapadia August 19, 2010
slulibby July 1, 2010
this looks like the perfect summer dish. I love that I could serve it to vegetarians/vegas for a bbq
lapadia July 2, 2010
These have always been a crowd pleaser!
Jennifer A. July 1, 2010
Beautiful! I love this idea.
lapadia July 2, 2010
Sodium G. June 30, 2010
Love the pictures!
lapadia July 2, 2010
Sagegreen June 28, 2010
Love these! I would probably add a squeeze of a citrus, too.
lapadia July 2, 2010
Yes...I drizzle a bit of vinaigrette sometimes.
dymnyno June 28, 2010
You could season olive oil in a spray bottle and use that too....possibilities are endless!!
lapadia June 28, 2010
Oh, I like this idea..thanks for your input!
dymnyno June 28, 2010
What a gorgeous pic and presentation!
lapadia June 28, 2010