Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos
Zucchini season is definitely here! The stores are full of it and it 's pretty cheap so I picked up a lot of it with the plan to start off by making these grilled zucchini nachos! The idea is to slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch discs, grill them until just tender, but still crisp, and then to top them with a bunch of nacho toppings including plenty of melted cheese! As far as the toppings go I start out with some grilled corn off the cob, black beans, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, avocado, cilantro and a finish of sour cream. With all of the fresh summer ingredients, these grilled zucchini nachos are pretty healthy in addition to being nice and tasty! One of the great things about these zucchini nachos is that you can top them with whatever you want so feel free to use your favourite nacho toppings! This years zucchini season is off to an amazing start with these grilled zucchini nachos which will quickly become a staple in my summer meal plans!

Grilled Zucchini Nachos
These grilled zucchini nachos are just loaded with summery fresh healthy goodness! (Along with lots of melted cheese!)

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos
Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

Fresh grilled zucchini served nacho style topped with corn, tomatoes, beans, avocado and plenty of melted cheese!

  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch discs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn (optionally grilled)
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup green or red onions
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, (~1 lime)
  1. Toss the zucchini in the oil, salt and pepper and cook on the grill or in a grill pan over medium heat until just tender but still slightly crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side, before topping with cheese and cooking until it melts, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve the cheesy grilled zucchini topped with the beans, corn, tomato, onions, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, sour cream and lime juice.

Option: Use your favourite nacho toppings.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 331, Fat 24g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 207mg, Carbs 22.9g (Fiber 7.7g, Sugars 6.6g), Protein 12.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

Kevin, this is seriously the BEST idea ever! I've used raw zucchini chips with dip but love this! trying this!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

WOW! I would totally love a platter of these!!

Ilona K. said...

I love grilled zucchini. Yum, it looks good!

Lauren Gaskill said...

That GIF is incredible! Love the recipe too! :D

Jenny said...

25 minutes for nachos for four? With some help I might stick within the time. It would be difficult if I would be alone.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

I think this is about to become my food best friend!!! HOLY SMOKES!

Heather Christo said...

I'm with Julie! I could eat the whole thing!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

All those toppings! Love the idea of veggies instead of corn chips!

Diane L said...

Kevin your awesome. Love your recipes. Thanks

Gaby said...

I need to fire up the grill and try these zucchini nachos!!

Maria said...

Love grilling my veggies in the summer!

Bella B said...

This recipe sounds delicious!

Joanne said...

These nachos are LOADED with so much deliciousness! We have a HUGE zucchini in the fridge so I might have to make this for dinner.

Eloise said...

Love this idea!I can eat a whole plate!

Kelli said...

This is scary! This morning I was trying to find something different to make with zucchini and, tada, here you are! Can't wait to try this. Thanks, Kevin.

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