Indescribable Grilled Summer Squash

Indescribable. This salad is the most interesting combination of spices & flavors, and all blends perfectly, while continuing to taste better and better with each bite. A bit spicy with red pepper, but the olive oil and mint have a cooling effect that makes it so enjoyable. You can also cool it down with a glass of chardonnay!

adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Recipe


  • 1 summer squash
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • cold pressed evoo
  • 1/2 lemon
1. Slice your summer squash lengthways into about 1/8-1/4″ slices (doesn’t have to be perfect!). Grill the pieces until they’re lightly charred on each side. Scatter the slices over a large plate, or several plates, so long as the pieces aren’t laying on top of one another. When they’re fresh off the grill, sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper.

This is all just from one medium/large squash!

Lightly charred on both sides, don’t overdo it!

2. Sprinkle red pepper flakes to taste, along with the garlic, over all the squash pieces. Don’t worry about spreading the garlic evenly. Tear pieces of mint and drop them over the squash. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze lightly with lemon. ENJOY!

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6 thoughts on “Indescribable Grilled Summer Squash

  1. Thank you for reminding me to get more veggies on the grill! 🙂

  2. sybaritica says:

    That’s my favourite way for eating this veg…. I like your addition of mint. I must try that!

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