Sunday, 29 May 2016

Fast Roasted Zucchini

Carole's Chatter: Fast Roasted Zucchini

I forget where I picked up this idea – but it worked!  So if you're looking for something a bit different to do with zucchini, you could try this.

Cut your zucchini up into planks – I did it by cutting each zucchini in half across ways and then slicing the pieces lengthways until you have wide batons which I call planks.

Put your seasoning into a bowl.  I used:

Chilli oil
Grated fresh turmeric  (handle carefully, it stains)
Grated fresh ginger
1tsp cumin (not too much – it's strong)
1 tsp mustard seeds (or mustard)
Salt (I used pink)

Toss your zucchini planks in the spices and let them sit while the oven is heating up to high – it's important that the oven is really hot for this technique to work.

Spread the planks out across some baking trays – leaving plenty of room between them.  Roast for about 15 minutes, turning over once.  I used fan bake.

Served with a squeeze of lemon and garnish of basil, they were tasty.  The edges were a bit crispy and the middle was soft but not mushy.


  1. I like your idea of chili oil and grated fresh ginger. That would be a nice change from our olive oil. Looks delish.

  2. Great idea Carole, and I have just the zucchini waiting for me to do this.

  3. Good idea. It also works for eggplant. If you brush the oil onto the vegetable surface, you can keep the amount of oil reasonable too, compared to frying.

    best... mae at

  4. My goodness my mouth is watering. Will have to try this since I don't need to fry.

  5. I love roasted veggies. I like the idea of seasoning with these spices beforehand.

  6. I like zucchini for its versatility. This dish looks and sounds like it's both delicious and easy.

  7. I'm always looking for new ways to use zucchini! I love cumin.

  8. That sounds good. I really like roasted vegetables!

  9. I love roasted and grilled zucchini--this looks delicious!

  10. It is thick in the zucchini season here in Florida so this recipe will be put to use. I may change out the spices.

  11. Yum! I like all of the flavors you've blended here!


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