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A simple recipe for Grilled Za'atar Zucchini with garlic, lemon, and a dollop of labneh or yogurt. Full of flavor, delicious and healthy!

Grilled Zucchini with Zaatar


A healthy flavorful grilled zucchini side dish with zaatar and Labneh.


  • 2 lbs zucchini ( or summer squash)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Zaatar spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Garnish w/ flat-leaf parsley, lemon, labneh or yogurt, olive oil, baby tomatoes, aleppo Chili pepper ( or chili flakes)


  1. Pre heat grill to High.
  2. Slice the zucchini on the diagonal, into ½ inch thick slices and place into a large bowl. Drizzle w/ olive oil, sprinkle w/ salt and zaatar spice and add the finely minced garlic. Using your hands, toss to combine until well mixed.
  3. Place zucchini on the hot grill using tongs. Turn heat down to medium high and close the lid and give a good sear, about 5 minutes. when there are good grill marks, turn over. turn heat down to medium, cover, grill until cooked through about 5 more minutes. If you like them very tender, move them to an upper rack, cover and continue to cook, on very low heat or place in a pan and cover with foil, letting them steam.
  4. When cooked to desired tenderness, place zucchini on a platter. One one side of the platter, or in a little bowl, spoon on Smoked Yogurt, Geek style yogurt or Labneh, garnish with a few cherry tomatoes, sprinkling of italian parsley, a squeeze of lemon and if you like a little drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle Aleppo pepper over the yogurt for a little heat. This is delicious with Grilled Chicken Shawarma! andIsreali Salad


Try making homemade labneh!


  • Calories: 235

Keywords: grilled zucchini, grilled zucchini with Labneh