Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
I love grilling vegetables, not only because they taste delicious, but I find it quite handy to cook an entire meal outdoors--- and it is nice to avoid heating up the kitchen during the hot summer months. This is a super quick side, no time spent peeling, slicing, or dicing. Just halve your squash, mix up your sauce, and get right down to the grilling business. This recipe (adapted from fooddownunder.com) does not call for any salt, but I really felt it needed some, so I gave the squash a generous sprinkling of kosher salt after it came off the grill. Unless you are watching your sodium intake, I think the flavor definitely benefits from a good dose of salt.
- 3 -4 small summer squash (combination of zucchini and yellow squash)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Halve each squash, but do not peel.
- Combine sauce ingredients and brush squash with sauce.
- Place on medium hot grill and cook about 5 minutes on each side, basting frequently with the sauce.
The sauce is good on the zucchini, though I did not care for it at all on the yellow squash. My husband (who is more of a picky eater than I) didn't like either of them. Five minutes a side was about the perfect grilling time.
Made this tonight....very easy and really tasty. I would serve this to company because not only does it taste good but with the grill marks it looks like fancy restaurant food!
I loved the garlic and lemon combination, but my husband thought the squash was too mushy. Even when I mentioned we could grill it for less time, he still rated it a three out of five stars. While I rated it as a 5 star reciep, my DH rated it as a 3 star. We are compromising on 4 stars.