Grilled zucchini is the perfect summer veggie side that’s easy to throw on the grill or in the oven!
This simple yet bangin’ recipe is one that I modified from Cook’s Illustrated. The key difference is in the fat – I subbed in virgin red palm oil for extra virgin olive oil.
Time to make Grilled Zucchini or Summer Squash!
- 1 ½ pounds of summer squash, trimmed and sliced lengthwise in 1/2” strips
- 2 tablespoons of virgin red palm oil or extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Aged balsamic vinegar
- Handful of basil leaves, cut in chiffonade
- All of my recommended kitchen tools are listed here.
I lay the squash slices on a foil-lined baking sheet and brushed both sides with the palm oil. Then, I seasoned liberally with salt and pepper.
I cooked the squash on the gas grill set on medium heat…
…for about 8-10 minutes total. (They were flipped once at the 4 minute mark.)
Before serving, I drizzled on the vinegar and sprinkled on the basil.
Now you know what do with that mountain of zucchini you’ll have this summer!
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Grilled Zucchini or Summer Squash
- Lay the squash slices on a foil-lined baking sheet and brush both sides with the palm oil.
- Season the squash liberally with salt and pepper.
- Set the gas grill to medium heat.
- Cook the squash for about 8-10 minutes total, flipping at the 4 minute mark.
- Before serving, drizzle on the vinegar and sprinkle with basil.