Grilled Squash and Vinaigrette
If you’re in the mood for a quick and healthy side dish, grilled squash is the perfect choice! The nutrient-rich veggies cook in less than an hour, so you can serve them up with other dinner favorites, such as pasta, salad, or bread. Try topping yours with a tangy vinaigrette and some scallions for a flavorful meal.
Rub with vinaigrette
Grilled squash is great, but it’s best when paired with a good vinaigrette. This is especially true if you have the time to make a vinaigrette yourself, since it can be difficult to find a quality one. But if you have a cast iron grill pan, you can whip up a smoky wonder right on the stovetop.
There are a number of ways to accomplish this, but the simplest involves the use of a grill pan. You should put the pan on a medium high heat and let the vegetables do their thing. You can either grill the squash on a single layer, or cut it into quarters. Then you can place the quarters on a platter and garnish them with pomegranate seeds.
If you have a cast iron grill pan, the best way to grill a vegetable is to use it. But if you’re looking for a different way to prepare the same vegetables, try grilling them on a gas grill instead. Make sure to put a grill cover on your gas grill to prevent the flames from igniting the food.
To show off your grilling skills, consider making a grilled squash salad. You can even add a few other fruits and vegetables to this salad, like red bell peppers or asparagus. For the best effect, make a vinaigrette in advance and dress the mixture with it just before serving.
Top with vinaigrette
You will love the flavor of this 20 minute side dish! The combination of grilled summer squash and vinaigrette is a fresh take on your favorite vegetable, and it hits all the right notes!
To start, cut your squash into bite-sized pieces. Grill them for about five minutes per side. Transfer them to a bowl of vinaigrette, then add a sprinkle of feta cheese and three-quarters of a bunch of fresh mint. Garnish with red onions and pomegranate seeds, if desired. This salad makes a perfect light dinner on its own or a great side to serve with any grilled meat or fish.
Next, slice your onion into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Heat your cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat. After about three minutes, lay the radicchio quarters on the grill. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. When they are lightly charred, transfer them to a large platter.
Now that you’ve grilled your vegetables, you can put together a quick vinaigrette. You can use either olive oil or avocado oil. Season your oil with salt and pepper and whisk with a fork. If you prefer a more citrusy vinaigrette, try orange juice and lemon juice. Be sure to let your dressing cool for a few minutes before adding it to the salad.
Alternatively, you can serve this salad warm or at room temperature. For an even more zesty taste, serve it with pita bread. It pairs well with a variety of meats, including steak and pork. Arugula and lemon vinaigrette make a tangy touch to the recipe.
If you’d like to make this meal ahead, you can prepare the shallot vinaigrette up to 12 hours in advance. It can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, and you can also reheat it before serving.
If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer that is a bit different than the usual grilled zucchini and a hefty dose of red meat, consider grilling up a half of a squash in a cast iron skillet. You can also add a nice layer of scallions to the mix. The scallion is a perennial garden favorite and is a great way to up the ante on your next outdoor soiree.
Scallions are easy to grow, especially in your own backyard. They can be cut into wedges or triangles. To make this impressive meal, chop the scallion into finely sliced pieces. Grill on medium-high heat and enjoy! This roasted vegetable dish has all the elements of a healthy snack – protein, fiber, and vitamins A and C. Make sure to serve this delicious grilled squash with a scallion-infused vinaigrette.
Another cool thing to do is to take your leftover cooked squash and add it to a salad. Combine it with lettuce, olive oil, garlic, and some scallions and you’ve got a delicious side dish. Serve with a nice bottle of wine and you have a satisfying dinner that’s sure to impress. Whether you are eating for one or a crowd, this meal is a healthy and tasty one. Depending on your personal preference, you could add a small amount of Sriracha, soy sauce, or a drizzle of honey to the mix.
Grilled squash is a great dish that can be served with a variety of flavors, from a marinade to a spiced up salad dressing. If you’re looking for a new way to serve this summer staple, you may want to adjust the seasonings. Here are some suggestions.
If you’re looking for a more spicy option, you can try out Old Bay or Cajun. You can also add other ingredients like lemon juice, butter and cheese to create a more sophisticated flavor profile. As a side dish, you can try tossing the grilled squash with avocado oil. This will make it taste even better.
When serving, you can garnish your grilled squash with fresh herbs, feta cheese and citrus for a delicious, healthy meal. For the spice lover in your family, you can add a few drops of balsamic vinegar. And if you want to spruce things up even further, you can mix together a fresh herb vinaigrette made with vinegar and olive oil. The best part is that this recipe is simple enough to do at home.
Whether you opt for a homemade or store bought dressing, you can be assured that you will have a tasty dish on your hands.
If you’ve had the misfortune of having a glut of leftover grilled squash from summer, it’s time to make a plan for how to use them up. Fortunately, you can find hundreds of delicious recipes that utilize grilled squash. Some of these dishes include a breakfast egg sandwich, grilled veggie sandwiches, and salads. And of course, a bowl of quinoa with your favorite dressing is another excellent way to enjoy this summer vegetable.
Grilled squash can be combined with eggs to form fritters. These make the perfect addition to brunch or lunch. However, you can also try using them in a frittata, which is ideal for dinner. When preparing your fritters, be sure to cook the zucchini before adding the other ingredients. This will help to create more crispier fritters. For more flavor, you can add fresh herbs like cilantro or basil. Toss the vegetables in a simple dressing made with oil and brown sugar, then garnish with lime zest and chili flakes.
Similarly, roasted squash is great for adding flavor to a salad. You can prepare the squash in the oven, microwave, or even steamed. Once it’s done, toss it in a dressing made with lime juice, olive oil, and brown sugar. Drizzle the salad with a balsamic glaze if you’d like. Then, sprinkle the salad with cilantro and chili flakes.