Get your grills fired up for these tasty delights! I know I find myself at a loss sometimes with squash and zucchini. Below is a simple and easy solution for your weeknight meals. This goes alongside anything grilled…fish, meat, burgers and more.
Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash Ribbons
2 summer squash
8 – 10 wood skewers
1 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Red chili flakes
Soak your wood skewers in tap water for at least 2 hours before grilling, over night is preferable.
When you are ready, heat your grill to medium – high. As it is heating up, take your zucchini and squash and wash them and cut the tops and bottoms off.
Take a vegetable peeler (or you can use a mandolin if you have it) and slice the squash from top to bottom into ribbon form until you get to the seed core. Move to the others side of the squash and work your way to the seed core – discard the seed core. Place the zucchini and summer squash ribbons into separate small bowls.
To assemble, take 2 – 3 ribbons of zucchini and lay them on top of one another with each slightly offset from the other. Take two skewers, and insert one end of the offset zucchini being careful not to push it all the way down. Fold the zucchini over and then push it onto the skewers, keep threading the zucchini onto the skewers. Push it down to desired location on the skewer and then add your summer squash, repeat with the zucchini and then lastly another zucchini ribbon.
Place completed skewers on a tray, sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and the olive oil. Place on the grill and cook for 2 – 4 minutes either side or until zucchini is tender and has grill marks.