Simply Elegant Grilled Squash Salad

by Healthy Way To Cook

Keywords: grill salad vegetarian squash


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 4 medium zucchini, ends cut off, large seeds scooped out, halved lengthwise
  • 4 medium yellow summer squash, trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


Turn grill on or get charcoal set to medium heat.

Arrange zucchini and yellow squash on a big platter, cut side up, and drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub to coat veggies evenly.

When grill is ready, put zucchini and yellow squash on cut side down; cook for 5 minutes or until grill marks are nice, then flip and grill for about 5 minutes more or until brown and tender.

Remove and allow to cool in order to handle, then cut into strips crossways, then into rough chopped bite-sized pieces.

Put pieces in a large serving bowl and add the basil, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of remaining olive oil; toss gently until coated nicely.

Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.

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Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Image: flickr user kthread, licensed by Creative Commons