Grilled Squash and Zucchini

Grilled Squash and Zucchini

Grilled squash and zucchini is a quick, easy and tasty side dish that pairs well with various mains. Steak, chicken, fish, you name it. The slices are even nice additions to sandwiches, flatbreads, and pizzas. In this recipe, the squash and zucchini are brushed with a garlicky oil and balsamic mixture and finished with basil.
Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • Z Grills 1000D3E Wood Pellet Grill
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets
  • Sharp knife
  • Tongs


  • 8 ounces yellow squash
  • 8 ounces zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  •  ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, for garnish


  • Preheat your Z-Grills (preferably with branded wood pellets) or other wood pellet grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the ends off each squash and zucchini, then cut lengthwise into ½-inch thick planks.
  • Whisk the oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.
  • Brush each plank with this mixture, then transfer them to the grill.
  • Close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Uncover, flip the planks, and cook for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Plate, garnish with basil, brush with any remaining oil and balsamic mixture and enjoy.


If you don’t have basil, use any fresh herb you have on hand.
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: 12
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled, Vegetable

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