Mediterranean Zucchini

With its sunny seasonings of fresh lemon zest, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes, this recipe pays homage to the humble zucchini and elevates it to a whole new level of deliciousness.





Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1/2 zucchini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • 2 medium zucchini (5–6 ounces each), trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon shredded or grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the zucchini with the cut side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over each half.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients except the Parmesan. Sprinkle over the zucchini.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the zucchini is just tender. Remove from the oven.
  5. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


1 Vegetable, ½ Fat

Nutrition Facts

Calories 40
    Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol <5 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Potassium 230 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugars 2 g
    Added Sugar 0 g
Protein 2 g
Phosphorus 45 mg