Funny looking vegetables can raise an eyebrow among suspicious eaters. Take zucchini, which comes in a variety of oddball shapes and sizes. The savvy cook knows that this vegetable is one of the most versatile and nutritious and its bland flavor and creamy texture does a good job of highlighting spices and seasonings.

Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash

Funny looking vegetables can raise an eyebrow among suspicious eaters. Take zucchini, which comes in a variety of oddball shapes and sizes. The savvy cook knows that this vegetable is one of the most versatile and nutritious and its bland flavor and creamy texture does a good job of highlighting spices and seasonings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound zucchini
  • 1 pound summer squash
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint flakes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

Slice zucchini and summer squash lengthwise to make long half-inch planks or slice it on the bias (a sharp diagonal). Place on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with the garlic and seasonings (oregano, mint, pepper flakes, salt and pepper). Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.

Heat grill to medium-high. Grill vegetables on both sides for a total of 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Serve warm or at room temperature with squeeze of lemon.

Serves 6.

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