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9. Thai-Style Grilled Summer Squash and Zucchini

Here’s your ultimate summer squash on the grill recipe! The key with this is to adjust the herbs and spices of the marinade to your taste. More jalapeno, perhaps, for a spicier twist, or more mint and basil for a cooler take.


  • 1 Medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 Medium summer squash, cut in half lengthwise

For Marinade:

  1. 1/4 Cup vegetable broth
  2. 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  4. 1/2-1 Teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
  6. 1/2-1 Teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño
  7. 1 Teaspoon soy sauce
  8. Coarse salt to taste

1. Arrange zucchini and squash in a square baking dish.
2. In a medium bowl, add all marinade ingredients and stir to combine well. Adjust herbs, spices, and salt to taste. Pour marinade over vegetables, cover, and let the marinating vegetables stand for about 2 hours.
3. Transfer vegetables to a hot grill, about 4 inches from medium heat, reserving the marinade. Let grill, covered, for 10-15 minutes, uncovering every 3-5 minutes to brush with the marinade. When the vegetables are tender and golden brown, they’re ready. Quarter vegetables. If there is any more marinade, transfer to a bowl and toss with marinade before serving.

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More Summer Squash Recipes:
10. Stuffed Summer Squash
11. Lemony Summer Squash Soup
12. Summer Squash Strata

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:07AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

I can't wait to try some of these recipes. I may have to go to the grocery to buy some since the squirrels are eating my squash & tomatoes in the garden!

9:51PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

Summer squash zuchinni all so good and healthy!!
Thank you

8:43AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

And don't forget an omelet or scrambled eggs with squash/zucchini.

10:13PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Sounds so good will try!
Thank You

9:22PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Can't wait to try some of these. Thank you.

7:20PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Yummy, thanks.

5:28PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013


9:21AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Great :) TY for sharing!

4:20AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

I love squash. Thanks for sharing.

4:03AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

thanks for sharing!

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