This recipe for Grilled Zucchini and Squash has quickly become our favorite recipe for all the summer squash our garden produces. And, it all started in an effort to keep the kitchen cool! Plus, it is great for any real food diet including GAPS, Paleo, Keto and AIP.
Squash is one vegetable that our garden produces a lot of. No, I am not complaining – in fact, I love it!
But, I normally use this recipe for grilled zucchini and yellow squash since that is what I grow. And, the yellow and green give the meal a nice pop of color!
When so much comes in that we cannot eat it all, I freeze it – see How to Freeze Squash.
Grilled summer squash is definitely a family favorite. Besides tasting good, it is super duper easy.
How To Make Grilled Zucchini and Squash
- First, wash and cut up your squash into bite size chunks and place in a bowl.
- Next, toss with olive oil stirring to coat the squash. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Finally, place the squash on the grill and stir to prevent burning.
- Grill until tender – about 25 – 40 mins.
Pro Tip for Making Grilling Summer Squash
- While I have grill pans and a grill basket, I prefer lining the grill with aluminum foil. This allows me to cook a larger quantity at one time – and, for my crew that is important 🙂
How Can I Serve Grilled Zucchini and Squash?
I could gobble up a whole plate of grilled squash since theyare so delicious.
You can also serve them with:
- barbecued meats (perfect for summer)
- roast chicken
- mix them with rice to make a salad or stir fry – for a grilled zucchini and squash marinade, see Stir Fry Seasoning for Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables.
- serve them cold with salad and add homemade ranch dressing.
- Freeze them for use later
- Add them grated to spaghetti sauce – I love sneaking in vegetables!
There are so many ways you can serve grilled squash – the options are endless.
I like to keep squash on hand because it’s so easy to grill. Just pull it out of the fridge, grill, and serve. I don’t think it gets much easier than that.
Do You Peel Squash Before Grilling?
I don’t and you don’t need to.
The skin has a lot of flavor and tastes great grilled. Plus, there is a lot of fiber in the skin!
When you sink your teeth into grilled squash, it’s unlikely that you will even notice the skin. Go ahead and take a bite of grilled squash and let me know what you think.
Is Squash Good for You?
Squash has a ton of nutritional value to it. Not only does it have ton of potassium, calcium, folate, and magnesium, but also lots of fiber.
There has never been a better vegetable to eat, especially in the summer months. I personally serve it several times a week!
- Add other spices such as garlic powder
- Sprinkle squash with lemon juice for variety
- Add other vegetables to the mix, such as, carrots, onions and/or peppers.
Is Foil Safe to Use on the Grill?
As you can see, this recipe calls for you to use foil on the grill. Is it safe? YES!
Many people even use aluminum foil to help keep the grill clean.
Aluminum foil helps to keep the juices together, so the food turns out even better than you expected. I love using aluminum foil on the grill, it just makes life a lot easier.
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Grilled summer squash is definitely an easy way to enjoy zucchini or yellow squash - the flavors are intensified and it tastes great!
- 2 lbs squash or zucchini
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Wash and cut up your squash into bite size chunks and place in a bowl.
Toss with olive oil stirring to coat the squash. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Finally, place the squash on the grill and stir to prevent burning. While I have grill pans, I prefer lining the grill with aluminum foil. This allows me to cook a larger quantity at one time. Grill until tender - about 25 - 40 mins.
For variety: Add other spices such as garlic powder, lemon juice and even add other vegetables to the mix, such as, carrots, onions and/or peppers.
How do You Serve Grilled Zucchini and Squash?
Leave a comment, I would love to know!