Grilled Yellow Squash with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette and Feta
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Grilled Squash with Feta

I’m not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in California it’s definitely grilling season.  While I’m a big fan of grilled meat, I think I might like grilled squash even more.  Usually I do nothing more than dress some zucchini slices with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper before tossing them on the grill, but I wanted to do something a little different with the gorgeous yellow squash I picked up at the Farmer’s Market last week.  I hope you enjoy it!

Grilled Yellow Squash with Fresh Dill Vinaigrette and Feta

4 – 6 small yellow squash (or zucchini)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or substitute your favorite vinegar)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
4 – 6 small yellow squash (or zucchini)
crumbled feta cheese

1. Preheat gas grill or prepare coals for charcoal grill
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, and chopped dill.  Slowly whisk in olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste, then stir in shallot slices;  set aside.
3. Slice squash in half, lengthwise, then add them all to the bowl of vinaigrette.  Toss to coat.
4. Remove squash from marinade and grill over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes on each side until grill marks appear and the squash is just tender.  Remove to a plate, spoon remaining vinaigrette over the squash and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.  Serve immediately.

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25 Comments
  1. 12th Man

    I’ve had a million excuses for never starting my own herb garden, but this is yet another reminder of what I’m missing. So off to get some containers I go …

    3:34 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  2. pam

    I never even liked squash until I had it grilled. Now I love it!

    3:59 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  3. bellini valli

    This sounds delicious and would work for zucchini too to give it that Greek twist:D

    6:26 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  4. DessertForTwo

    I think you’re the first blogger to post a summer squash recipe so far. Thank you! I’m already over-run with zucchini and it’s only June! I can’t wait to try this!

    6:38 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  5. Sara

    Mmmm! That looks yummy! Definitely going to try this soon. I have about 30 dill volunteers in my garden this year. It’s crazy!

    7:11 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  6. Joellen

    I must say your pictures always look so tempting – I too am just beginning a herb garden – and I am in NY at the other end of the US

    7:23 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  7. arundati

    this looks so good… will try this soon

    7:33 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  8. Lizzie

    I always struggle with finding ideas of what to do with dill; this looks ideal, and gorgeous.

    7:36 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  9. arugulove

    This looks amazing! I love the flavor combination here.

    8:08 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  10. Alta

    A dill vinaigrette! How perfect – I was planning on grilling some veggies (asparagus, yellow squash, red bell pepper) alongside some chicken tomorrow night. I have leftover dill from making pickles, so this will be perfect!

    8:38 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  11. Joanne

    I definitely like grilled squash and grilled eggplant a lot more than grilled meat. That sweet smoky flavor that comes out…amazing. I love the vinaigrette for this…and the feta – perfect choice!

    10:19 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  12. Beau

    There is no local squash to be had yet in my corner of Kansas, so I’ll just have to stare and drool at the pictures a bit longer…

    11:46 am  Jun 8th, 2010
  13. Robin

    This sounds wonderful! I live in the South and my garden is producing lots of squash right now, definitely needed something new to try. Thanks! :)

    12:37 pm  Jun 8th, 2010
  14. Georgia

    Wow, I can almost taste this. I think some people have issues with dill, I don’t know why, but I love it.

    4:25 pm  Jun 8th, 2010
  15. Apeksha

    those look so fresh and healthy! i love the flavor of dill…..am sure they will taste awesome too!

    12:29 am  Jun 9th, 2010
  16. Jodi

    Wow, another great recipe to add to my summer grilling rotation. I can’t wait to plan my next barbecue and feature all of these!

    6:16 am  Jun 9th, 2010
  17. Kalyn

    Love this; grilled vegetables are always good!

    6:25 am  Jun 9th, 2010
  18. Ellen @ I Am Gluten Free

    Naturally gluten free – what could be better for those of us who follow a gluten free lifestyle. Thanks for the beautiful recipe and pictures!

    8:12 am  Jun 9th, 2010
  19. Fig and Cherry

    Absolutely beautiful! Such delicious simplicity and I love the colour of these too.

    12:14 am  Jun 16th, 2010
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  22. Steffi

    I stumbled across your website from another blog i follow, and WOW. I have already made your cucumber salad, sweet potato fries, and the squash. TO RAVE REVIEWS!!! Keep on blogging, so I can keep on cooking! :)

    7:21 am  Jul 10th, 2010
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