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Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats Recipe

Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats Recipe

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  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela


This easy Grilled Caprese Zucchini boat recipe brings together tomatoes, basil, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese for a delicious summertime side dish.


  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • 34 ounces mozzarella cheese with the REAL® Seal (cut into 8 strips)
  • 8 grape tomatoes (cut into fourths)
  • leaves Basil (about 4 medium cut into thin ribbons)


  1. Heat grill on medium heat.
  2. Trim off the ends of the zucchini and cut it in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scrape out just a bit of the zucchini flesh, to create a well (just enough to create a place to cradle your mozzarella cheese), leaving about 1/4″ from the edge intact..
  3. Brush the cut side of the zucchini with olive oil and season with salt.
  4. Place zucchini, cut side down, on the grill at an angle. Continue cooking until the zucchini is charred and beginning to soften, about 10 minutes or so.
  5. Turn zucchini over, laying the zucchini in the same direction as the lines on the rack, as this will help to cradle each zucchini boat. Place 2 mozzarella strips into the well area of each zucchini boat.
  6. Top the mozzarella with about 8 tomato pieces. Cover the lid on the grill and continue cooking until the cheese is melted. After the cheese is melted, remove your zucchini boats carefully from the grill.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle with your basil ribbons.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American
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