Wednesday, August 8, 2012

faaancy squash salad

Squash this! It's BBQ time! When looking over the potluck list for the BBQ this past Saturday, I noticed there were no vegetables! so I did what any good person would do, bring a salad!  I didn't want it to be a regular garden salad, so I decided that this was going to be a mixed squash salad.  All the squash I could get my hands on, mixed into a big bowl of tastiness!  It was easy, and definitely tasty!

  • 2 yellow squash, ribboned with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 zucchinis, ribboned with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 acorn squash, cut horizontally in about .5 to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 butter nut squash, quartered
  • olive oil
  • 4 table spoons balsamic vinegar, 2tbsp for before, 2 tbsp after
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  1. Rub olive oil and salt & pepper, to taste, on your acorn squash and butternut squash and wrap in one layer in foil.
  2. Throw on the grill for about 30 minutes, check for doneness around 30 minutes.  Your knife or fork should easily pierce the meat of the squash, can be a little firm, just not too mushy.
  3. While the squash is grilling, toss your ribboned yellow squash and zucchinis in a bowl with the cherry tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. When the squash from the grill is done, about 30 minutes, take the squash off the grill, and peel off the skin of the butternut squash and then cube.  I left the acorn squash as is.  Be Careful! it's hot!
  5. Let the butternut an acorn squash join the squash party.  Toss.  Add the chopped cilatron, more balsamic vinegar, if you want (I like balsamic vinegar a lot), and salt & pepper to taste.  
  6. Top off with some feta cheese, and enjoy!
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Thanks for joining me today!

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