In the summer time, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and make your house even hotter. So what’s a girl (or guy) to do? Break out the grill, of course! Grilled Zucchini is one of our summer favorites. As an added bonus, you get to use of a few of those numerous zucchini plants that are sitting in your pile of bounty from your garden. We also like to throw in some yellow squash if we have some of those around. The first time we made this for my mother-in-law, she was certain that she didn’t like zucchini and she really didn’t like yellow squash. However, she tried her obligatory bite, and was really surprised that she liked it! If all you have ever tasted is boiled zucchini and squash (tasteless mush), then you are in for a pleasant surprise. So, fire up the grill and enjoy some Grilled Zucchini on your next hot day!

Grilled Zucchini & Squash

2-3 medium zucchini or yellow squash (about 1 lb total)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 TB olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp papper
juice of 1/2 lemon

Preheat grill to medium (375 F). Wash and dry zucchini. Trim ends. Slice lengthwise, about 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick.
In a medium bowl, toss zucchini with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place slices directly on grill or on a vegetable grilling rack. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once halfway through. Zucchini will be lightly charred and cooked through, but still firm. Remove to a serving plate. Sprinkle with lemon juice and parmesan. Serve.
Serves 4.