Spicy Grilled Summer Squash

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It’s grilling season, and what better way to enjoy your veggies than to toss them on the grill? This Spicy Grilled Summer Squash has a kickin’ flavor, and is simple to make! Spice up your summer meals with this tasty side dish!

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Summertime means more grilling, and grilled vegetables are just so tasty!  I used yellow squash and zucchini for this spicy grilled summer squash recipe.  This is pretty simple and doesn’t take too long to make.  The flavors combine well to give it a bit of a kick and a great savory taste.

Spicy Grilled Summer Squash

I made this on Memorial Day for my husband and I, along with some grilled Rib-eye steaks.  It made for a really delicious meal!  This is a great paleo side dish for those summer evenings.

Spicy Grilled Summer Squash Recipe

We loved the taste and the spice of this.  It does have a bit of a kick to it, so if you don’t like things too spicy, you can always decrease the amount of red pepper flakes.  But if you’re like me and you like thing a little spicy, then keep the recipe as is.

Spicy Grilled Summer Squash--the perfect paleo summer side dish!

Spicy Grilled Summer Squash
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings
  • 3 lbs summer squash (I used 3 yellow squash and 2 zucchini)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  1. Cut the ends of the squash off and slice diagonally into 1/4 inch slices. Place into a gallon ziploc bag.

  2. Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and spices together .  Pour into the ziploc bag with the squash.  Toss to evenly coat. Let marinate for 5-10 minutes while you heat the grill.

  3. Heat your grill to medium-high heat.  Place the squash on the grill, and grill for 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Remove from grill.  Serve and enjoy!




Paleo Spicy Grilled Summer Squash

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