Secret Ingredient Grilled Zucchini

Grilled garden eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini layered for a no noodle lasagna

Hello Fellow Veggie Lovers! Looking for a New Idea for Using up all Those Zucchinis & Eggplants!? No recipe is needed for this super secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

My super secret ingredient is something I call LIQUID GOLD! Imagine, olive oil marinated with herbs and spices! …and some people are just throwing it away! Can you believe it! Don’t throw it away, make secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

Liquid Gold

The “liquid gold” I’m referring to is the olive oil, herbs, and seasoning that marinated fresh mozzarella balls are packed and sold in. BelGioioso brand Fresh Mozzarella – Marinated, is my favorite. it’s called Mozzarella Ball Salad. Look for it where they sell the “fresh” mozzarella balls, pearls or logs or the specialty cheese section. You will want to find it at your local grocery, like Kroger, Meijer, or a big box store like Costco. BelGioioso’s website has a locator you can punch your zip code into and find it, hopefully in your area.

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Use the mozzarella balls on pizzas, in Caprese salads, or on pasta, or serve them up right out of the olive oil! Marinated mozzarella balls are delicious! When the mozzarella is gone, DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LEFTOVER OIL!

Make secret ingredient grilled zucchini by brushing it over thin slices of zucchini and grilling them.

Use that “liquid gold” on your zoodles, toasted bread, or pasta, drizzle some on steamed veggies, top your pizzas with them… Why not, you paid for it! There’s no digging in the spice cabinet, just drizzle it on right out of the tub!

I’ve even added more olive oil, salt & pepper, and sometimes grated Parmesan cheese to it. The cheese can go rancid past the expiration date. You can store the herbed oil in the freezer to use later!

I like to slice up some eggplant, squash, and zucchini and brush some on then grill them. To have fresh eggplant through the winter, I freeze them tightly wrapped in single layers to have during the winter, or if I’m too tired to cook.

Grilled garden fresh zucchini with olive oil and herbs
Grilled eggplant brushed with Liquid gold packed for the freezer
This freezes up nicely! I make moussaka with it, and put it on sandwiches or casseroles in the winter.

Example of the Mozzarella, but this link on Amazon is oddly priced at a whopping $39!!!

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I layered grilled veggies with ricotta and chicken Italian sausage for a noodle-less lasagne!
Delicious in lasagna!

I hope you find some liquid gold and grill up some veggies today! If so, you can find me on Instagram and #ebookfoodie so I can see how they turned out!

What are you cooking up with your fresh veggies this summer? I’d love to hear from you! Have you been throwing away your liquid gold? Or have you ever tried marinated mozzarella balls?

So, what do you think? Please comment below!

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