Grilled Butternut Squash — A Summery Solution For a Fall Favorite!

One of my favorite people recently gifted us with a homegrown butternut squash.  We’ve made some good roasted butternut squash and a pretty good butternut squash soup, but both are more Fall dishes, and this was the first week of August!  So we did a little online research looking for a recipe that didn’t involve having the oven on or simmering something on the stove all evening, and found a nifty recipe for Garlic-Balsamic Grilled Butternut!

Since I like grilling, and we both like garlic and balsamic vinegar, this seemed like a perfect recipe.  So on a day when I was smoking a couple of chickens, I did this recipe as a side (with a little less oil and a little more garlic), and it was remarkably easy, and paired very well with it.

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VERY easy ingredient list.

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Squash is sliced, and marinade is mixed.

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Mixture is marinating…

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Squash on the grill.

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That’s about the level of grill marks you’re looking for.

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Toss the squash in a bowl with the remaining marinade, let it sit, and serve!

Grilled Butternut Squash
 
Weight Watchers Info: 1 PointPlus per serving
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, diced/crushed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel squash and cut into ½″ slices
  2. Mix oil, vinegar, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in a re-sealable plastic bag
  3. Add butternut squash to bag, and shake or squish to coat
  4. Place squash slices on pre-heated greased grill or non-stick grill grate, reserving the marinade
  5. Grill about 5 minutes per side, or until light char marks are visible
  6. Place grilled squash slices in bowl, and toss with remaining marinade
  7. Let sit 5 minutes
  8. Serve!
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Doesn’t that look dainty? Fortunately, it is also tasty!

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