Healthy Grilled Squash Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grilled squash recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and tender. Plus, the grilled veggies taste extra-good fresh off the fire in this easy gnocchi recipe.

Simple Grilled Salmon & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars
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Grilled salmon and veggies make for a colorful and balanced seafood dinner that's ready in just minutes. The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa.

Garlic-Parmesan Hasselback Zucchini

Rating: 5 stars
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Using the hasselback technique--cutting partially into a whole fruit or vegetable every 1/2 inch or so--gives you an easy way to sneak lots of flavor into this healthy zucchini recipe. To bake the zucchini instead of grilling, place in a foil-lined 8-inch-square baking pan and bake at 425°F until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars
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This dish is an easy way to turn grilled vegetables into a satisfying meal, thanks to hearty whole-grain pasta and a quick homemade pesto.

Summer Grilled Vegetables

Colorful grilled summer vegetables are served with a light and refreshing sauce in this easy side dish that pairs perfectly with just about everything.
By Jasmine Smith

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Kebabs

Tender vegetables soak up this tangy marinade and turn delicately smoky and tender on a hot grill. These kebabs make a wonderful side dish with grilled meats or fish.

Grilled Vegetables In Foil

Rating: 5 stars
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Grilled vegetables in foil is a great recipe to have on hand when camping or cooking over an open fire, but it's also nice on your backyard gas grill too. Here, we cook asparagus, mini peppers and zucchini together with a hint of garlic and butter. Delicious!

Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars
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Grilled zucchini is one of the great food joys of summer. In this easy recipe, the crunchy, bright breadcrumbs offset the sweet, soft zucchini in the most delightful way. Serve this healthy side with grilled chicken, fish or shrimp or as part of a vegetarian summer meal. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you have a bumper crop of zucchini.

Grilled Polenta & Vegetables with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This healthy grilled vegetarian dinner recipe is super-flexible: substitute any fresh vegetables you have on hand.

Greek Summer-Squash Grilled Pizza

Spreading roasted red pepper hummus on this easy grilled pizza makes a fast and easy base for tender summer squash and salty chunks of feta. Best of all? This healthy pizza is ready in 20 minutes.

Zucchini Fritters with Orange Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars
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Orange-ginger marinated shrimp are served alongside crispy zucchini fritters with a yogurt-based dipping sauce in this simple main dish recipe.

Grilled Halloumi & Summer Vegetable Tacos

Because of its semi-firm texture, halloumi is prone to sticking to the grill. Be sure to oil the grill grates well before adding the brined Cypriot cheese.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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26 Grilled Zucchini Recipes

Enjoy zucchini season with these delicious, grilled zucchini recipes. Whether it’s a side or main dish, zucchini is a healthy addition to any meal. Not only is zucchini a low-carb vegetable, but it’s also been associated with health benefits like protecting your skin and being good for your heart. Recipes like Tofu Kebabs with Zucchini & Eggplant and Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan are nutritious, flavorful and the perfect use of this seasonal produce.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Panzanella

This grilled vegetable salad is filled with summer zucchini and eggplant that are marinated in an herby dressing. Crusty country-style bread helps soak up the flavors. The optional feta cheese adds a briny finishing note. To keep sodium in check, reduce the amount of salt in the salad if you opt to use the feta.

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Corn on the Cob

Shredded zucchini keeps these lean turkey burgers moist and sneaks extra vegetables into your meal.