Thursday, April 9, 2009

Grilled Yellow Squash

Another veggie that screams "spring is here!" to me is yellow squash. We get all sorts of heirloom varieties of squash from our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)* farm, and it's always an adventure trying to figure out how to cook them. But there's nothing better than keepin' it simple with some salt, pepper, and olive oil - and then letting the grill do its thang. Wonderfully sweet and smoky, these grilled slices of squash are the perfect side for any summer meal.

*No worries if you are not familiar with CSAs, because I will be doing a very detailed post on our very own CSA in May! We get baskets of fresh fruits and veggies from a local farm once a week all through the growing season. Look for a post around Mother's Day - that's when their harvesting season kicks off.

Grilled Yellow Squash

4-6 medium yellow squash, washed and sliced length-wise about 1/2" thick
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. (We used the good ol' George Foreman tonight.)

Toss all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Grill for about 2-4 minutes on each side, until you can see the nice charred grill marks! Serve immediately.


Connie said...

Wow, for all my family's obsession with squash, we've never tried grilling it. Great idea.


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