Grilled Zucchini/Summer Squash Salad W/ Basil-Parmesan Dressing

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by yooper

An unusual grilled salad with ingredients that are the essence of summer! From Bon Appetit.

Top Review by kim myles

Fabulous zucchini recipe. I sliced into circles, grilled with vidalia onion and then followed the tossing directions. Everyone loved - even my 3 year old ate a plate of it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 medium zucchini, trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • 4 medium crookneck yellow squash, trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 13 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Prepare barbecue to medium heat.
  2. Place zucchini and crookneck squash on large baking sheet; brush all over with 3 tablespoons oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill vegetables until tender and brown, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to plate and cool.
  6. Cut vegetables diagonally into 1-inch-wide pieces.
  7. Place in large bowl.
  8. Add basil, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to blend.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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