Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash

It is amazing how preconceived notions of foods drive if we like them or not. Vegetables are one of those items that many kids automatically dislike even before they taste them.

One summer I was visiting relatives in Michigan and my brother, two cousins and myself sat down for a snack. My aunt brought to the table a loaf of banana bread that had been cooling on a rack. My young cousin, about six years old at the time, had heard that her mother was going to make zucchini bread and professed loudly that she HATED zucchini bread. It was awful and she WOULD NOT EAT IT. My aunt, calmly replied that she had changed her mind and made banana bread instead.

After scarfing down a piece my cousin asked for more. She was told that she couldn’t have more until later and so she went outside to play. After she left my aunt let the rest of us know that it really was zucchini bread. Change the perception, change the taste.

I love grilling slices of zucchini and yellow squash. It is quick and delicious.

The simple recipe includes slicing zucchini and squash, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice.

I use a grill wok as they so easily slide between the grates. About ten minutes over a medium low to medium heat on the grill, stirring a couple of times does the trick.

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Categories: Grilled, kosher, Low Carb, Recipes, Side Dish, vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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48 Comments on “Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash”

  1. May 6, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I absolutely love vegetables on the grill! I often don’t season them at all because I am so fond of the natural tastes and don’t want to hide any of them.


  2. Steph Abbott
    May 6, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Yum! We had so much zucchini in the garden each year, I used to get sick of it. Now, it’s a treat! I wonder how the young cousin would feel about zucchini blossoms? I was around six when my made these yummy battered thingies. Of course, I don’t think I learned what they actually were until much older.


  3. May 6, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    This might be unbelievable but yellow squash is nearly impossible to find in Provence. I see it at the market once or twice a summer and that’s it. So sad, because I love it. Maybe I could buy seeds and grow it myself…


  4. May 6, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I often grill vegies too. sometimes in the same metal basket and other times straight on the grill, i like the stripes!


  5. May 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

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    May 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    I loved grilled veggies….:)


  7. May 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    That’s so funny! What a smart aunt. Was it ever revealed to the kids that they ate the dreaded zucchini?


  8. JRJ2015
    May 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Jacob my son loooooooove zucchini and squash,


  9. May 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I love sauteeing zook and yellow squash with garlic and onion. Your’s looks amazing!


  10. May 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I have a terrible craving for zucchini now…


  11. Chuck
    May 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I’m with budgetcooking above. I love to sautee the two together in butter with onion, salt and pepper. It’s an amazing flavor that I always devour. But, as spring and summer approach, it is time to grill. And grilled veggies are fantastic. I’ll be grilling some corn on the cob soon, along with zuc and squash, peppers, and all sorts of other things. What a summer of posts I envision!


  12. May 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I love your recipes. You are reviving my interest in cooking!


  13. May 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Our son said he did not like mushrooms…. I fried up some mushrooms and told him they were fungi, he ate them no problem. A while later we told him they were mushrooms.

    Here in the UK we call zucchini them courgettes… Im loving your veg posts, as you know I am a Vegan 😉


  14. May 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    yum. love zucchini bread and I really like your story. Lol.


  15. May 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    A great blog and a great way to use zucchini and yellow squash too. We grill squash slices frequently also. I use an Armatelle dish – very versatile dishes as they can be used in oven, on grill, in fridge or on the table! I use a little grape seed oil or extra virgin olive oil when I do my squash in my Armatelle pan on the grill.
    Keep up the good food writing and thanks for your follow on my blog too.


  16. May 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    yeah baby!


  17. May 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Just made grilled zucchini on Friday night – a great taste of summer! I love to make a lot and keep the leftovers for omelets and quesadillas throughout the week.


  18. May 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Kids. Banana bread and zucchini bread taste vastly different. And one is yellowish and one is greenish. Funny story!


  19. May 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    First, thanks for the follow! Second, your blog is wonderful! I LOVE vegetables. Zucchini is one of my favorites. Squash is so so, but I will try your recipe. In the summer, I like to chop of fresh Zucchini and sweet onions. I add a drop of olive oil and season with freshly ground pepper and a all season salt. I cook them on the grill wrapped in heavy foil. Mmmm… tasty. I can’t wait to try them on the wok on my grill. Sounds delicioius.


  20. May 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! That is such a funny story. I’ve known adults who are skeptical of zucchini bread. Maybe I should use that trick on them too.

    That looks like a yummy and simple way to cook zucchini and squash.


  21. May 7, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I’ve learned from gardening that if zucchini or squash are allowed to overgrow, it’s not too late to grill them. Sliced lengthwise and seasoned they are still delicious off the grill and the seeds soften and are not noticeable.


  22. healthydealsnsteals
    May 7, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    This is one of our favorites around summertime. So quick and easy to eat!


  23. May 7, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Looks delicious and if it ever quits raining here, I’ll have to try cooking them on the grill! 🙂


  24. Bee
    May 7, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Thanks for stopping by The Busy Bee! I have really been enjoying checking out your posts! This one has inspired me! Def. having grilled squash with dinner tonight!


  25. May 7, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I love squash and zuccini!


  26. May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Man I love zucchini (or courgettes, as we call them over here!). I also really like your blog, so… You have just been awarded the “One Lovely Blog” Award! Congratulations and have fun.


  27. May 8, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Love this…make it all the time. It’s easy and it tastes great!


  28. May 8, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I haven’t been able to get my boyfriend to eat zucchini, but I’ve never tried on the grill – must do. This recipe looks great – and easy!


  29. May 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    I will definitely try the grilled zuccini. As a mother of two I have made some healthy meals, not revealing the ingredients until after the kids found it awesome tasting – works almost every time.


  30. May 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Thanks, I love that this is sooo easy and looks delish. I luv all your recipes! 🙂


  31. May 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I love grilled veggies, and I love zucchini and squash. I ate the this for pretty much every meal of last summer. Delish!


  32. May 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Zuke and SS are definitely my favorites. I’ll never forget the first time I tried them grilled. YUM.


  33. May 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Definitely one of my faves! I am on a lemon pepper kick so I drizzle mine with olive oil and season with lemon pepper and a dash of salt. Delish! 🙂


  34. May 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Love zucchini and summer squash this way. So sweet.



  35. May 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Sounds great! You’ve inspired me to break out my grill wok and fire up the BBQ! Thank you. 🙂


  36. May 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Yum! I love the idea of using lemon juice, sounds wonderful.


  37. June 1, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    One of my FAVORITE summertime treats. I agree with JenMarie, the lemon juice sounds like a great addition. I’ll have to try that once my zucchini plants start giving me the fruits of my labor. 🙂


  38. June 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Beautiful, simple, sublime. Thanks!


  39. June 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    They look so awesome I can’t wait to try them we love zucchini and squash.


  40. September 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I love grilled zucchini! When we grill ours, we brush it with olive oil and sprinkle with adobo seasoning, salt and pepper. delicious!


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