Recipe Grilled Summer Squash

Summer squash, also known as grilled yellow squash, is a quick and healthy summer side dish that only requires 4 ingredients and pairs well with meats like chicken, beef, pork, and seafood.

Our family has been grilling yellow squash every summer for years; it ranks right up there with grilled zucchini and corn on the cob as one of our favorite grilled vegetables.

This easy summer squash recipe is a favorite for summer cookouts because it only requires a few ingredients, is quick to prepare, and is naturally low fat, low carb, and gluten free. [feast_advanced_jump_to]

Heat olive oil in a small pan, and add garlic cloves. Cook over medium heat until the garlic starts to sizzle and become fragrant. Brush the slices of squash with the garlic oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill squash slices for 5 to 10 minutes per side, until they reach the desired tenderness.
  1. Heat the grill to medium-high (375-400F degrees).
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  3. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Grill cut side down 7 minutes.
  5. Flip grill 8 minutes.


Grilled Summer Squash 🔗

Simple grilled summer squash highlights the delicate tender flavor of fresh squash and can be easily dressed up to compliment the rest of your meal.

Prep: 5min

Total: 13min

Serving Size: 3 slices

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 3 slices, calories 122 kcal, Carbohydrate 6 g, Protein 2 g, Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Sodium 934 mg, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 3 g


  • 4 medium summer squash
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Get your grill to between 350° to 375°F, with a bed of coals built up for direct heat.
  2. Slice each squash into 1/4 inch slices and lay out on a baking sheet or large cutting board.
  3. When your grill is ready, brush the first side with oil and season with half the salt and pepper. Flip and repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Place over direct heat without crowding and grill for 4 minutes, flip and cook another 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


Should I peel squash before grilling?

No need to peel the squash; simply place the cut side down on the cutting board, cut in half again, and then slice into 12-inch slices. TIP: To speed up grilling, microwave or steam the squash pieces for a few minutes before tossing with the dressing.

Should you salt squash before grilling?

Salting the zucchini draws out some of the moisture, giving it a firmer texture that won’t get mushy or have more of a steamed vegetable texture. Although salting the zucchini isn’t required, it can make it come out even more delicious.

How do you cut squash for grilling?

Before eating, wash the squash, trim the ends, and eat the mildly flavored peel. Squash can be consumed raw or cooked.

Do you cut the skin off of summer squash?

Before eating, wash the squash, trim the ends, and eat the mildly flavored peel. Squash can be consumed raw or cooked.

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