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Grilled Yellow Squash with Feta and Cilantro

grilled yellow squash

A few months ago my mom planted some zucchini and yellow squash. She figured it would take the plants awhile to mature, and that she’d get some veggies this summer but nothing too crazy.

Boy was she wrong.

The yard is essentially a zucchini factory.

Whenever I walk outside, there are new summer squashes just begging to be picked. It’s a little overwhelming, but I’ve started to love the challenge of incorporating these little guys into every meal. We’ve had zucchini pancakes, cookies, bread, soup, stew, and so much more.

But my favorite dish so far has been this super simple Grilled Yellow Squash with Feta and Cilantro. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, but these three ingredients just seem to do each other justice.

grilled yellow squash

This easy summer side dish hardly requires a recipe, since all you do is crumble feta and sprinkle cilantro on top of grilled yellow squash. And of course you can easily substitute any fresh herb or salty cheese you like.

If you’re hoarding tons of zucchini and squash like we are – make this for a crowd and watch it get gobbled up in no time!

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Grilled Yellow Squash with Feta and Cilantro
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A simple, fresh way to feature yellow squash or zucchini during it's peak season.
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 lbs yellow squash or zucchini, cut lengthwise into thick slices
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 oz feta cheese (look for authentic Greek feta made with sheep's milk)
  • Small handful cilantro leaves, rough chopped
  1. Turn on your grill to medium-low and let come to temperature.
  2. Paint squash slices with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Place first batch of squash on the grill and let cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining squash slices.
  4. Remove cooked squash to a platter and sprinkle with crumbled feta and cilantro.


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  • Shauna
    July 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Super simple, yet so tasty. Great way to add veggies to the grill.

  • Amelia Winslow
    July 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Shauna!!

  • Nicole
    October 6, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Wow – this plate looks so yummy, garnish with some sweet balsamico and I would have this for dinner any day of the week!

  • Amelia Winslow
    October 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Anything garnished with balsamic is A-OK with me! Glad this looks good to you too 🙂

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