Grilled Summer Squash Recipe

Recipe Category: Vegan

Grilled Summer Squash Recipe


Makes 4 Servings

This Is Vegan.

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium red or yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 good-sized clove)
  • 1½ pounds summer squash, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices or ½-inch cubes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a large (10-to 12-inch) heavy skillet over medium heat
  2. After about a minute, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan
  3. Add the onions and half of the salt
  4. Cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions become very tender and lightly golden
  5. During the last minute or so of cooking, stir in the garlic
  6. Then transfer the mixture to a serving bowl that will be large enough to hold the squash as well, and set aside
  7. Without cleaning it, return the pan to the heat and add another tablespoon of olive oil, swirling once again to coat the pan
  8. Add as much of the squash as will fit in a single layer, and cook without stirring for 1 to 2 minutes, or until very golden on the bottom
  9. Use a thin-bladed metal spatula to carefully loosen each piece and flip it over
  10. Let it cook, undisturbed, on the second side for 1 to 2 minutes, until deeply golden brown on the bottom
  11. Loosen the pieces with the spatula again, and add them to the bowl holding the onion mixture
  12. Repeat the browning process with the remaining squash, adding more oil as needed, in as many batches as necessary
  13. When all of the squash has been cooked, toss it gently with the onions
  14. Try not to break the squash any more than necessary, but don’t fret if you do
  15. Season with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and a good amount of black pepper
  16. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature

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