With Zucchini season upon us, I am always looking for new and tasty ways to cook up this delicious vegetable. My favorite way to enjoy zucchini is simply grilled on the bbq. I love the sweet caramelization the zucchini gets from the grill. However I realize not everyone has a grill available (we do not) so I have been looking for a way to achieve that same flavor by roasting the zucchini in the oven.
The first time I tried roasting the zucchini in the oven I kept it simple and only used olive oil, salt and pepper to season it with, and although it came out beautifully cooked and caramelized it was lacking some flavor.
This time around I added some additional seasoning of garlic and Freshly grated Parmesan and the end result was delicious! The combination of garlic and Parmesan together is a no brainer, but add it to the sweet zucchini and I guarantee you will be wishing that you had made more!
I served these Garlic Parmesan zucchini spears along side chicken on a bun for a lighter healthier alternative to French fries.