Rating: 4.5 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is the way my Dad cooked summer squash on the grill. I have modified it a bit over the years, but it continues to be a tasty-easy no-mess way to cook yellow squash and zucchini on the grill to go with your burgers, steaks, or pork.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Cut two sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, each approximately 18 inches long.

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  • Place the yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in the center of one sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place second sheet of foil on top of vegetables. Fold edges together tightly to seal packet.

  • Place packet on the top rack of the preheated grill. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn packet over and continue to cook until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Carefully cut an "X" into top of packet and pour vegetables and juices into serving bowl. Garnish with parsley.

Cook's Note

For a spicier option, add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of oregano, and 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (I use Franks(R) Red Hot(R)). This adds a slightly different color along with a robust flavor to the squash.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 7.9g; fat 4.9g; sodium 11.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
A very healthy low fat side dish that's perfect for the grill! I add a little italian seasoning leave out the olive oil and just add some parmesan cheese right before serving. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
Zucchini cooked in olive oil with tomatoes onions and garlic is something very familiar to me - I grew up with it and make it often. This was the first time I had Hubs "take it out to the grill" and while there certainly was "no mess " I found I much prefer both the taste and texture of the vegetables when I good them as I usually do in a skillet on the stove. Cooked this way they took on some of the charcoal flavor which I didn't like. And for reasons I can't explain the vegetables just didn't have the complexity of flavor as when I cook them on the stove - perhaps it was because these were more or less steamed. It was nice to take the mess out of the kitchen so to speak but I think I'd rather have an extra pan to wash. Read More
(11)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
A very healthy low fat side dish that's perfect for the grill! I add a little italian seasoning leave out the olive oil and just add some parmesan cheese right before serving. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
Zucchini cooked in olive oil with tomatoes onions and garlic is something very familiar to me - I grew up with it and make it often. This was the first time I had Hubs "take it out to the grill" and while there certainly was "no mess " I found I much prefer both the taste and texture of the vegetables when I good them as I usually do in a skillet on the stove. Cooked this way they took on some of the charcoal flavor which I didn't like. And for reasons I can't explain the vegetables just didn't have the complexity of flavor as when I cook them on the stove - perhaps it was because these were more or less steamed. It was nice to take the mess out of the kitchen so to speak but I think I'd rather have an extra pan to wash. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
We added these to the grill today and they were absolutely delicious...very easy and healthy! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
I decided to do this on the stove-top as a saute. I used 1 zucchini 1 yellow squash 2 tomatoes half each of a red & yellow onion 6 cloves of garlic and 1 fennel bulb. I seasoned with salt pepper and Italian seasoning. Omitted the fresh parsley. Lots of 'juice' so I thickened it a bit with cornstarch and served it over 'Triple-Grain Pilaf' from AR alongside 'Slayer's Sweet Tangy and Spicy Kabobs" which is also from AR. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
My Dad made this since I was a child and cooked over an open fire but being more civilized I use charcoal..anyway he used potatoes and onions with butter sal and pepper..cook the same way. Always a hit at family gatherings and even today I make this for my family. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2010
I made this using butternut squash and it was a breeze. No fuss no muss. I did add more seasonings and the whole family went back for seconds. Thank you! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2009
I found these to not have much flavor. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2009
Very nice light recipe! We loved it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
Very good. Nice light and fresh flavor. I put in the optional tomatoes and fresh parsley from my garden and extra garlic. Great side dish. I had it with Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken from this website. I will be making this again soon. Read More
(3)