If I had to choose a favorite vegetable it would probably be summer squash. I find it incredibly versatile; there are so many options to prepare it and it goes well with just about everything. I don't think I could ever tire of it.
You may still be getting summer squash or zucchini from your garden, and you're probably still grilling, so I thought I'd share my favorite way to prepare it with you. This is just as easy to make for 8 people as it is for 1. Actually when I first started making this I was living on my own, and I ate this more than I'd like to admit.
Here is what you need for each packet (1 serving):
- 1 medium summer squash or zucchini, chopped
- 1 small-medium green or red pepper, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- salt and pepper
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp butter
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
In a coffee cup, place lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes. Melt in microwave 40 seconds. Add olive oil and stir to combine. Pour over vegetables. Wrap foil to make a completely enclosed packet.
Place foil packet on hot grill. Cook 8 minutes, flip and cook another 8 minutes or until squash is cooked to your desired tenderness.
Source: Adventures In My Kitchen original