Grilled Zucchini Nachos-use zucchini as the chips and top with all of your favorite nacho toppings! A great recipe to use up the summer zucchini!
It’s zucchini season! I know some people try to hide under their covers to avoid answering the door when neighbors stop by with zucchini, but I jump for joy. I will accept any and all zucchini with a big smile. If you need our address, just let me know. Our garden unfortunately hasn’t gave birth to any zucchini yet.
So what should you do with your collection of zucchini? I love using zucchini to make salads, bread, brownies, cupcakes, and cookies! I also highly recommend you make Grilled Zucchini Nachos. Yep, you heard me, zucchini nachos! Oh, yeah!
We have made Grilled Nachos before with tortilla chips, but since it is zucchini season, I thought it would be fun to use zucchini as the chips! Plus, I love the idea of a healthy chip! Bring on the veggies!
Grilled Zucchini Nachos are easy to make and you don’t have to turn on the oven. Cut the zucchini into rounds, aka chips, and grill them until they are tender. Sprinkle cheese over the zucchini chips and grill until melted. Look at that cheesy goodness!
Remove the cheesy zucchini chips from the grill and top with all of your favorite nacho toppings! We topped ours with black beans, garden tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, green onion, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
I will be honest, when I told Josh we were having Grilled Zucchini Nachos for dinner. He asked why I had to go and “healthify” nachos. I told him to not judge my nachos until he tried them. Well, he not only tried them, but he ate more than his fair share. He loved them! Once again, I surprised Josh with my healthy and delicious creation:)
Put your garden zucchini to good use, make Grilled Zucchini Nachos. And if your neighbors knock on your door with a bag of zucchini, get out from under the covers, open the door, say thank you, and make Grilled Zucchini Nachos.
And if you have an obscene amount of zucchini to use up, check out these 35 Zucchini Recipes. Don’t let your zucchini go to waste!
Grilled Zucchini Nachos
- 4 small zucchini sliced into "chips," about ¼ inch thick rounds
- Olive oil for brushing zucchini chips
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 small tomatoes chopped
- 1 large avocado chopped, seed removed
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 lime
- Put the sliced zucchini chips into a large bowl and toss with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place zucchini on a a grill pan or directly on a hot grill, over medium heat. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle cheese directly over zucchini chips and cook until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
- Remove zucchini from grill and place on a platter or onto plates. Top with black beans, tomatoes, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve immediately.
Have you tried this recipe?
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You just made me crave nachos and I’m not sure when the last time that happened was! Love the idea of zucchini “chips”!
YUM! I just repinned to Pinterest/homedepot on the “Garden Party” pinboard. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hello! My name’s Jessica, and every week on my food blog, Floptimism, I write a post called the Weekend Wrap-Up where I share some of my favorite web finds from the past week. I loved this healthy twist on classic nachos so much that I featured your post on this week’s round up! I’ve included the link below in case you’re interested. Thank you for such incredible work, and enjoy your weekend!
We looooooove zucchini at my house. I’m so excited for a new recipe to try out using it. Thanks!
I made these tonight and they turned out great! Since my garden is flourishing with the squash varieties, we are glad to have new ways to eat them.
I’ve just made these for my dinner! They were yummy. Nachos are literally my favourite thing to eat so I love the idea of a healthier version! They’re the perfect ‘cheat’ for being on a diet. Does this mean I get to have extra, extras????
Your recipes print in very very small lettering, which makes them very difficult to read printed copy. It would be nice if they printed in larger print.
This is an awesome combo! Great idea.
Saw these and made them instantly…so good I wish I had made more! I wanted a little bit of crunch so I broke up some tortilla chips to sprinkle on top. Thanks for sharing!!
YES, this is such a good idea because everyone is up to their EARS in zucchini! I cannot tell you how many times each day my mom asks me to help her figure out what to do with everything in her overflowing garden. Thanks for the inspiration!
Made this over the weekend using the broiler instead of the grill – loved it!
Genius!! Can’t wait to make these!
can’t wait to make these,,,,,,,,sounds great, thank you
I love zucchini so much! All I usually do with it is saute’ it with onion and garlic. Although it tastes better, it is nice to learn a new way on how to prepare this oh so common veggies. Thanks!
LOVE THIS RECIPE! thanks!
Oh my gosh… I just made these for dinner (with a slight variation — I used the ingredients I had on hand) and they were fabulous! Thank you!
Is there a way to make these without a grill? My apartment complex does not allow them!
I made these tonight for myself on the George Foreman as my husbands out of town. Soooo delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love zucchini too, but my kids hate the way I cook it. Maybe, if I try cooking it this way they’ll give it a go 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent. Dh who is not fond of Nachos said i could make this dish anytime. Thanks for sharing.
Made this again. My family is now calling this Not Your Mother’s Nachos. Thanks again.
I love this idea! This sounds so much tastier than the pepper-nachos I usually do! I had to write about this for healthy tailgating food!! Check it out!
Excellent info here, I am currently doing some research and found exactly what I was looing for.
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I love checking the ‘archives’ for older recipes – this was a HIT!! I added some hot sauce and served over a bed of romaine to make it a salad and it was AMAZING! Such a fan of this site 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the nachos!
I really love this amazing recipe.
This is a genius idea, looks absolute mouthwatering! A must try
Wow this a very tasty dish thank you so much for sharing
This sounds like a zucchini recipe I would use very frequently. I love raw zucchini with a vegetable dip.
I’m going to make these for our Friday night Nachos. How do I keep them from being soggy?
Don’t over cook them and serve immediately!
I love just reading your recipes. They all sound delicious. I need to try them!
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