Saturday, June 8, 2013

Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash

I love making vegetables on the grill, because it is one less pan in the kitchen.  Which means one less thing for me to wash!  And that always makes this mom happy!!!  This is a very basic recipe that can be served with just about any meat from the grill.  

Ingredients:
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Zest
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
Wash the outside of the vegetable.  I usually use a potato peeler and take of a few strips of the skin.  Cut zucchini and yellow squash into uniformed size pieces.  This helps to make sure that they cook evenly.  Place in large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil (you want the veggies to be very lightly coated) and salt and pepper.  Sprinkle on a pinch of crushed red pepper and about a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest.  Toss until coated well.  
Place the zucchini and squash on the skewers.  Remember if using wooden skewers you need to soak them in water first.
Place on the grill for about 8 minutes turning throughout to make sure that all sides are cooked.  

I served this with Tequila Lime Shrimp and Cumin Brown Rice... definitely the perfect combination!  They take just about the same time to cook so there is no worries about timing.


This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!