Grilled Summer Squash Caprese


This grilled squash recipe takes its inspiration from Caprese salad, a traditional Italian dish made with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese.

Grilled Summer Squash Caprese
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
26 mins


  • 3 pound yellow summer squash (5 medium), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup fresh small basil leaves


  1. Brush both sides of squash slices with 3 tablespoons of the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. For a charcoal grill, grill squash, cut sides up, on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals about 6 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place squash on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  3. On a serving platter arrange squash, tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over vegetables just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
6g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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