Roasted Zucchini

A simple roasted zucchini – with a herby lemon dressing and parmesan.


  • 4 medium sized zucchini
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 of a medium sized lemon – juiced
  • 1 handful of fresh herbs – I used parsley and basil
  • 1 garlic clove – put through a press
  • 8 twists of pepper from a pepper mill
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice zucchinis in to quarters – lengthwise.
  3. Put olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, minced garlic and pepper into a blender and puree until it forms a smooth dressing.
  4. Add 2/3 of the dressing in a bowl and toss with zucchini.
  5. Line a cooking sheet with tin foil.
  6. Place zucchini spears in a row – don’t overlap them.
  7. Cook for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove zucchini from oven. Turn the broiler on. Sprinkle parmesan over the zucchini while it’s still on the baking sheet.
  9. Put the zucchini back in the oven – under the broiler. Broil from 2 to 4 minutes – until the zucchini and parmesan cheese start to brown.
  10. Remove from oven and put on a plate.
  11. Drizzle remaining 1/3 of dressing over the top of the zucchini.
  12. Serve immediately.