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5 from 1 vote

cuban grilled zucchini

A great way to grill summer vegetables like squash and zucchinis.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: side / vegetable
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 5 zucchinis quartered vertically
  • 1/4 C. cilantro chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. butter / ghee / olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 C. queso fresco crumbled or grated optional


  • In a small saucepan melt butter or ghee with paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper
  • If you're using olive oil just mix ingredients
  • Brush butter mixture over zucchini spears to coat and grill for about 5 to 10 minutes until tender
  • Once you've pulled the spears from the grill brush again with leftover sauce, top with (optional) queso fresco and cilantro