Roasted Zucchini in Oven

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Fresh summer zucchini tossed with various flavorful herbs and roasted in the oven.
This simple oil-free roasted zucchini recipe makes the perfect healthy side dish. It’s easy, delicious, vegan, and gluten-free.

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Simple Whole Food Ingredients

These roasted zucchini are entirely oil-free, unlike most baked zucchini recipes that use a lot of oil. They are easy to make, healthy, and taste amazing!

All you need is zucchini and some herbs. It’s that simple!

  • zucchini – I used medium-sized zucchini, make sure they are fresh and firm
  • dried herbs – you will need garlic, onion, celery, dill, and salt

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

The ingredients for the roasted zucchini

Why is this roasted zucchini recipe healthy

First of all, it’s the lack of oil. Yes! These are roasted zucchini baked in the oven, made entirely oil-free. They smell and taste fabulous.

This meal will not only keep your weight in check but also will protect your heart and brain from the damaging toxic effect of heated oil. The consumption of heated vegetable oils is detrimental to human health and is linked to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Zucchini is a nutrient-dense food. It contains no fat, has high water content, and is a great source of fiber. It is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients like vitamins B6, C, folate. As long as you don’t fry it, it’s healthy.

Dried herbs like celery, dill, garlic, and onion increase the antioxidant level of this meal, making it even healthier. They prevent cell damage and fight inflammation.


This Roasted Zucchini in Oven Recipe is

  • vegan (plant-based)
  • whole food
  • oil-free
  • gluten-free
  • loaded with fiber
  • made with simple ingredients
  • quick and easy to make
  • excellent flavor
  • perfect side dish, snack, or appetizer
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How to Serve

These roasted zucchini are so inviting and full of flavor. You can enjoy them as a healthy snack, appetizer, or side dish. Here are several serving ideas:

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How to Store

These roasted zucchini can be eaten warm or cold. They are equally delicious. However, you can store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

More Healthy Zucchini Recipes

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Roasted Zucchini in Oven

Venelina Dove M.D.
Fresh summer zucchini tossed with various flavorful herbs and roasted in the oven. This simple oil-free roasted zucchini recipe makes the perfect healthy side dish. It's easy, delicious, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine European
Servings 4


  • 2 medium (650 g) zucchini, 1.5 lbs
  • ½ tsp dried garlic
  • ½ tsp dried onion
  • ½ tsp dried celery
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ¾ tsp Himalayan salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cut the zucchini into ½-inch thick slices.
  • In a small bowl combine the spices (dried garlic, onion, celery, dill, and salt). Mix them well.
  • After that, put the sliced zucchini in a large bowl, spread the spice mixture on top of the zucchini. Toss well until evenly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (mine measures 32 x 22 cm (13" x 9"). Spread the herbed zucchini on the baking sheet into a single layer.
  • Bake for 20 mins. Sprinkle with homemade Vegan Parmesan and enjoy warm!

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.


    • Try to cut all the zucchini slices the same size so they roast evenly.
    • I don't peel the zucchini so they stay more tender. However, if you prefer to peel them you can reduce the baking time to 10-15 mins. Be careful not to overbake them or they will become soft and mushy.
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

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