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

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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!

kim myles July 12, 2010

Any recipe from Bon Appetit is bound to be good, and this was no exception. I did add 2 cloves of minced garlic to the olive oil. Even my roommate, who professes to hate squash, loved this dish.

ratgirl13 August 16, 2009

I made this tonight with grilled chicken. My 2 year old even gobbled it up. The only thing I did differently was slicing them into discs instead of lengthewise. Then I put both the basil and discs in a foil pouch on the grill. Served it warm, yummy!

Grunig May 25, 2008