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Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini with Chickpeas, Feta, and Pesto

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 as a side 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Mediterranean grilled zucchini with chickpeas, feta, and pesto is a super simple summer salad that requires only 7 ingredients and your grill! Serve as a side to grilled chicken and fish or as the main course!



For the zucchini:

2 pounds zucchini
2 Tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

For the salad:

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
¼ cup pesto
4 ounces feta, crumbled
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt and pepper


Grill the zucchini. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. As the grill heats, slice the zucchini lengthwise into quarters and then at an angle into chunks. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add zucchini to grill and cook until soft and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from grill and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Make the salad. Add grilled zucchini, chickpeas, pesto and 2 ounces of feta to a bowl. Toss to combine. Move to a large serving plate and crumble the remaining 2 ounces of feta on top and drizzle with lemon.

Keywords: vegetarian, salad, grilled vegetables, zucchini