Prepare tender, grilled vegetable skewers featuring zucchini and summer squash and a tangy tahini yogurt sauce at your next barbecue.
With Memorial Day behind us and the 4th of July just ahead, I’d venture to say quite a few of you have already fired up your grills at least once. The summer months mean more meals enjoyed outdoors and that means lots of grilling.
Grilling isn’t just for hot dogs and hamburgers though; the intense heat of the grill transforms vegetables into something pretty special as well. Grilled summer squash and zucchini skewers cook quickly, with a just hint of smoky flavor.
Zucchini and summer squash are two of my favorites on the grill this time of year. Grilling brings out their inherent creaminess and mild sweetness. I adore them as a side to any meal or just all on their own.
The squash first get a brief bath in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and oregano before facing the heat, and are finished with a tangy tahini yogurt sauce spiked with earthy cumin. I love the contrast between the hot vegetables and the cool, creamy sauce. The light smoky flavor of the grilled zucchini and summer squash pairs so nicely with the tahini and cumin.
Luckily both zucchini and summer squash are in abundance during the summer months which means they’ll be a staple on my dinner table. You can also make the sauce ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a few days so you can make these whenever the mood strikes.
If you’ve got a bbq coming up or are just looking for an excuse to fire up the grill, try these summer squash and zucchini skewers with tahini yogurt sauce for your next outdoor meal.