If you're heating up the grill for your steaks or burgers, toss a few thick planks of zucchini on there too. They grill beautifully with just a touch of oil, and are a healty side for the easiest weekday barbecue.
4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick planks
2 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
prep: 15 minutes
total: 25 minutes
grill (gas or charcoal)
2. Rinse and dry the zucchini. Cut off the ends and discard them. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick planks. Put the zucchini planks in a large bowl and toss with the garlic and olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the zucchini over direct heat until they're well browned, 4-6 minutes per side.