Grilled Squash

Grilled squash is a sweet and tender side dish that pairs with just about anything off the grill. Garlic, thyme and a pinch of crushed red pepper add subtle flavors to this simple dish.

Grilled Squash
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Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 summer squash, diagonally sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus leaves for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Canola oil for grill


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F). Combine squash, oil, garlic, salt, crushed red pepper, thyme and pepper in a large bowl; toss until the squash is fully coated.

  2. Oil the grill grates by partially soaking a few paper towels in canola oil, holding with tongs and quickly wiping the grates. Place the squash on the oiled grates; grill, covered, until the squash is just tender and grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the grilled vegetables to a serving platter. Garnish with additional thyme leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 1008IU 20%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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