Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze

Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze is such an easy way to add another dimension to zucchini.  Sure, grilled zucchini with a little garlic and S&P is amazing as it is, but the added sweet freshness will be a pleasant surprise for your taste buds.  

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Rhubarb Glaze

I've been thinking about integrating fruit into more recipes, as I probably do every summer when surrounded by fresh local produce.  The idea of a rhubarb glaze has been bouncing around in my head for a while as well.  It could be used for all kinds of stuff.  Cocktails, salad dressing, grilled meats (rhubarb is great on chicken – in fact, we have 2 BBQ sauces:  Curry Rhubarb BBQ Sauce and Rhubarb Habanero BBQ Sauce), drizzle over ice cream, pancakeswaffles, or your partner.  I know, I know:  I said the same thing about the Creamy Curry Fenugreek Sauce.

I read some recipes that used a rhubarb glaze on cheesecake.  Yessssssss!

What is your favorite use for rhubarb?  Growing up, what did you have with rhubarb?  There are two things that come to mind:  rhubarb sauce and, the best thing ever:  lunar rhubarb cake.  I'm drooling just thinking about it.  It's a rhubarb cake that is sprinkled with brown sugar before it was baked.  The result was a crater-like surface once it's cooked.  Is this something that other people have experienced?  It is a Canadian thing, I think from the 80s.  I need to paleo-ize this some day.

Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze obviously doesn't have the sugar of the lunar rhubarb cake.  In fact, it's pretty friggin' healthy.  Enjoy!

Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze is such an easy way to add another dimension to zucchini.  Sure, grilled zucchini with a little garlic and S&P is amazing as it is, but the added sweet freshness will be a pleasant surprise for your taste buds.  
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Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze is such an easy way to add another dimension to zucchini.  Sure, grilled zucchini with a little garlic and S&P is amazing as it is, but the added sweet freshness will be a pleasant surprise for your taste buds.  

Grilled Zucchini with Rhubarb Glaze


  • Author: Raj
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 18 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: BBQ

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp arrowroot
  • 2 medium-large zucchini

Instructions

  1. Bring rhubarb, water, lemon juice, and honey to a boil for 5-8 min, so that rhubarb is tender.
  2. Use a strainer to separate the liquid.  Add more water to the solids and strain again if needed to get 1/4 cup liquid.
  3. Mix arrowroot well with cooled liquid, heat until it starts to bubble, then remove from heat.
  4. Cut zucchini into lengthwise 1/4″-thick strips, brush with oil, lightly salt, and grill both sides on BBQ.
  5. Brush rhubarb glaze over grilled zucchini.  Enjoy!

Notes

Save strained portion to eat as rhubarb sauce – with cheese and or raisins.  I mixed mine with a couple other sauces to make a BBQ sauce for chicken.

Keywords: grilled zucchini, rhubarb glaze

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2018-09-03T17:06:34+00:00

About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!

13 Comments

  1. RealNutritiousLiving September 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Love how simple this recipe is. Zucchini is one of my favorites and a new recipe is always nice!

  2. tessadomesticdiva September 18, 2018 at 5:22 am - Reply

    What an unusual combo…and I am always looking for ways to use rhubarb! I bet it was amazing mixed in for a BBQ sauce too!

    • Raj September 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Definitely. I think rhubarb is under utilized and that it should be bigger than… pumpkin spiced everything!

  3. Renee Kohley September 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Love this combo! Almost salty zucchini with sweet and sour – what a great match!

  4. Irena Macri September 20, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Perfect way to use up the last of summer’s sweet bounties!

  5. Katja Heino September 20, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    We are drowning in zucchinis right now. Now I know what to make.

    • Raj September 20, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      There are definitely worse problems lol

  6. Emily September 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I love rhubarb! I wish the season wasn’t so short here during the spring, but it’s something to look forward to the next year. This glaze sounds so good! I would slather it on so many different foods – I bet it’s amazing on grilled zucchini though.

    • Raj September 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      I was wondering how easy it was to find frozen rhubarb. I don’t think I’ve ever seen canned rhubarb. What do people do that don’t grow it?

  7. ChihYu Smith September 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful recipe perfect for the fall season!

  8. STACEY CRAWFORD September 23, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

    I love rhubarb and it is fantastic to have a savory recipe to use it in. I love that you used it in a sauce. So creative and brilliant!

  9. Kari September 24, 2018 at 6:30 am - Reply

    I know just the rhubarb cake you’re talking about, so good, my Aunt used to make it growing up! This rhubarb glaze does sound incredible and I’m already hooked on grilled zucchini, so I can’t wait to give this a whirl!

  10. Darryl September 24, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I never would have thought about pairing rhubarb and zucchini! I certainly need to be more adventurous. Thanks for sparking my interest!

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