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bowl of marinated zucchini and summer squash
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Marinated zucchini and summer squash

Zucchini and summer squash are marinated after grilling to transform them into a fresh, tasty side.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 79kcal


  • 1 zucchini courgette
  • 1 summer squash
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves shredded


  • Cut the zucchini and summer squash into medium-thick slices. Lightly brush them with a little oil and grill on both sides until gently browned and just soft. 
  • While the zucchini and squash are grilling, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil, along with a little black pepper, in a bowl that will be big enough for the vegetables. Shred the basil.
  • Once the zucchini and squash are ready, carefully toss them in the lemon and oil mixture (whisk a little more just before adding if they have separated), along with the shredded basil. Leave to marinade for a good 5 minutes and serve, or else leave them to come to room temperature and refrigerate until you need them. They should keep fine a day or two refrigerated. Best brought up to room temperature before eating.
  • These would be great to nibble on alongside other picnic food, or else as a side to eg grilled fish (we had with tuna steaks) or chicken.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg