We decided not to chuck the few large ones that have escaped our eyes and instead dress them up and grill them on a sheet pan. Turns out they are simply delicious done in this manner. The natural sugars caramelize and you get a hint of the smoky flavor from the hardwood charcoal as well. Simply yummy and super easy to do.
- 1 large squash (around 10 inches) - cut in rounds about 1/4 - 3/8 inch
- 1 tbsp. garlic (heaping) - minced (we used jar garlic for this)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- Your grill needs to be started while you prep the squash. No need to peel it either.
- Foil line a baking sheet and spray it liberally with cooking spray.
- Slice the squash and place it in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper and garlic. Mix well.
- Add the rounds to the baking sheet making sure to get some garlic on each one.
- When you grill is really hot place the sheet plan on the grill grates and grill each side for about 6-8 minutes per side until nice and caramelized.
The one squash was enough for two of us and straight from our garden costs us hardly anything in ingredients making this a really inexpensive side dish. For more people, double the squash and ramp up on the garlic and a little more olive oil. Even if you purchase squash from the store or farm market, this still is an inexpensive side dish. It's pennies a serving.
To get the recipe for my Classic Red Potato Salad just follow the link.