Grilled Zucchini And Squash Recipe

EatingWell.com, February 2022. Grilled zucchini and yellow squash are tender right off the grill with a hint of char, spicy garlic, and a little zing from fresh lemon juice.

How to grill zucchini and squash
  1. Preheat a grill to medium high heat. That’s about 375 to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the zucchini and summer squash into rounds or on the bias. Make the pieces about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Toss with olive oil and seasonings. …
  4. Grill on the grates for 4 to 6 minutes.

GRILLED ZUCCHINI AND SQUASH / SIMPLE SEASONING BLEND

Grilled Zucchini and Squash 🔗

Here’s how to make grilled zucchini and squash! This basic recipe shows you the grill time, temperature, and perfect seasoning blend. 

Prep: 10min

Total: 15min

Nutrition Facts: servingSize None, calories 62 calories, Sugar 2.5 g, Sodium 7.9 mg, Fat 5.6 g, Saturated Fat 0.8 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Carbohydrate 3.1 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1.3 g, Cholesterol 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 medium zucchini (1 3/4 pounds total with both)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instruction:

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Slice the zucchini and squash on the bias, about 1/2” thick. Place it in a bowl and mix it with the olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt.
  3. Place the squash directly on the grill grates and grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side (4 to 6 minutes total), until charred and tender. Taste and add a few more pinches kosher salt.

FAQ

How do you keep squash and zucchini from getting soggy?

Cut up a pound of zucchini, toss with 12 teaspoon of table salt, let it drain in a colander for about 30 minutes, then pat it dry and cook it. This will draw out some of the excess moisture from the vegetable while also seasoning it more thoroughly.

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?

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.

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