Grilled Summer Squash

Zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are prolific plants. Making grilled summer squash is a good way to make use of the bountiful harvest you'll be getting from your garden this summer.

There are a few varieties of summer squash to consider for your grill. Zucchini squash are the least flavorful type, having a deep green skin and a cylindrical shape. Straight yellow and yellow crookneck squash have more flavor than their green cousins. The crookneck variety can have a bumpy skin. Scalloped squash, also known as buttercup or patty pan squash have a lot of flavor. They are whitish in color, with a scalloped fringe around their edge

Any of the three are great for grilling. Here's an easy recipe for grilled summer squash.


Two pounds of summer squash
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Slice the squash diagonally into one-half inch thick slices. Coat both sides lightly with oil and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side over medium high heat. These make a great side dish to go with grilled chicken or steak.

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