Pesto-Topped Grilled Summer Squash

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Toasty rustic pesto takes simple grilled squash from ordinary to exceptional with tangy lemon and fresh garlic. Serve as a side dish or chop the grilled squash, combine with the pesto and toss with pasta for a light entree.

 Pesto-Topped Grilled Summer Squash
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts, (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 medium summer squash, (about 1 pound), sliced diagonally 1/4 inch thick

  • Canola or olive oil cooking spray

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  3. Combine basil, pine nuts, oil, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl.

  4. Coat both sides of squash slices with cooking spray. Grill the squash until browned and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve topped with the pesto.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
115
Carbohydrates
6g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
3g
Cholesterol
1mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
371mg
Sodium
167mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (35% daily value).

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4 replies

Kats49
Kats49 2013-09-22 23:11:35 -0500 Report

Great except the price of pine nuts is out of my budget…and so i make a pesto with almonds..or walnuts and use walnut oil for richer flavor

ohneclue
ohneclue 2013-09-12 11:19:00 -0500 Report

I microwave mine with pesto a lot but I prefer tomato pesto because it "tastes" sweeter to me. I add the pesto, a little salt and LOTS of fresh ground pepper, yummy to me. I also make my own tomato pesto with tomato paste (tons of potassium in this) and use slivered almonds to grind rather than pine nuts.

Laura592013
Laura592013 2013-05-31 09:00:42 -0500 Report

These veggie recipes are excellent especially these down to earth ones with out the bread!!! Give it a 10