The ONLY Way to Cook Summer Squash

July 23, 2015   6 Comments

The heat is creeping into my office under the door. After spending the winter complaining about snow, I am now bellyaching about the heat.

Grilled Summer Squash

Oh man am I hot! (being a 45 year old woman isn’t helping either if you catch my drift)

Do not cook inside. I repeat, “DO NOT COOK INSIDE!”. Now is the time for your grill. But you are smart! You know that there is a big world of grilling that has nothing to do with hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks.

I am talking summer squash. The simplicity of this dish is rather amazing and if you haven’t grilled squash yet – I implore you to do it. Squash is cheap (they are practically giving them away) and you will love this side.

Check out this photo and you understand almost everything you need to know:

I grill a bunch of it and keep in my fridge to eat COLD so I have a light snack that thrills and chills me. Have I sold you yet?

Add balsamic vinegar at the end or whatever else you have on hand. Cut the squash into smaller pieces and toss into a salad.

Grilled Summer Squash Recipe

1.6 from 15 reviews

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4 medium zucchini
4 medium summer squash
extra virgin olive oil for grill and drizzle
salt and pepper to taste


Heat grill until medium hot. Wash and slice squash lengthwise about 1 cm or 1/3 inch thick. Using a basting brush, wipe olive oil onto hot grill. Add squash to grill and cover. Cook three minutes per side until tender.

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

One whole squash with olive oil is 71 calories, 5.0 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, 6.6 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g sugar, 2.4 g protein, 2.2 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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I'm lucky that I have one of those George foreman grills. When it's super hot outside I can still grill, but it's in the comfort of a/c flowing through the house. =)

For the kale Pesto you need at least 4 good size garlic cloves.Any toasted nut will do, 2 types seems excessive. Many have no clue what a pine nut is or where to get them.

Sprinkle with garlic and cumin before die for!

I do that with Eggplant seasoned with Italian seasoning and then have pizza sauce and string cheese for a tasty treat or meal! Great plain too!

Your photo makes me a little sad. For the third year in a row I have not been able to grow zucchini. I think the moles tunneled under my plants the first two years and then this year I was so excited to have my plant grown and actually start producing but something attacked the stems and I lost my plant again! But something strange is happening now. I have this zucchini looking plant growing quite well and the fruit it is producing are the shape of eggs but the color of zucchini only a little lighter in color. I'm guessing that one of failed plants cross pollinated with some other squash from my compost pile and this is what I got. Hmmm, can't wait to try it.

So where are the people who want to sneak zucchini into my car? Sure wish they would, but please, no baseball bat size!!!! LOL

In response to the lady who lost her zucchini. I live on a lake with very sandy soil. So no ability to have a garden either. NEXT year I plan to build boxes to plant in and fill them with topsoil. Some call this a form of "container" gardening. So underground tunneling hopefully. I will also have to fence it in as I have a plethora of animals who would delight in eating my garden before I do. Don't give up! This is a fantastic way to eat it!

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