12 August 2009

Summer squash: or, the most vibrant side dish ever

I love summer squash, but I get a little tired of gratins. In fact, when it's as hot outside as in your preheated oven, it's best to find a way to grill it instead. While BBQ'ing a few chicken breasts and preparing a salad, I sliced up the summer squash and added it to the saute pan insert for the grill. As a side dish, the summer squash had a nice bite to it but was mild enough that it didn't induce a lemon face.

Grilled Summer Squash with Mustard Vinaigrette

1 medium summer squash, sliced into coins
1 tbl extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp stone ground mustard
Pinch of salt and pepper

1. Place sliced summer squash into a pan on grill. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, or until tender. Remove from grill.
2. Place grilled squash in a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss lightly.


Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

Looks like a delicious pile of sunshine.

EMC said...

Haha, I want that on a t-shirt!

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

Looks great. Quick question: your squash still looks yellow and not brown. did you use white balsamic vinegar?