Mediterranean Zucchini

Mediterranean Zucchini
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With its sunny seasonings of fresh lemon zest, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes, this recipe pays homage to the humble zucchini and elevates it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Bake them alongside Creole-Sauced Halibut, or cook them on the grill alongside Spicy Beef and Onion Kebabs.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 zucchini half
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 zucchini half
  • Amount per serving Calories 40

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 2g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 230mg
  • Phosphorus 45mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Fat



  • zucchini (cut in half lengthwise)
    2 (5-6 oz each)
  • olive oil
    2 tsp
  • lemon zest
    1/2 tsp
  • dried basil
    1/2 tsp
  • dried oregano
    1/2 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/8 tsp
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    4 tsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the zucchini with the cut side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over each half.

  3. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon zest, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Sprinkle over the zucchini.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the zucchini is just tender. Remove from the oven. Immediately sprinkle each with 1 tsp Parmesan. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

  • Recommended

    Very tasty dish! I didn’t have dried oregano so I used ground oregano and Italian seasoning. I also doubled the fresh lemon zest and baked it for 27 to 28 minutes. The pinch of crushed red pepper flakes is a hidden taste surprise! I added watermelon slices to the plate and the taste pairing was perfect.