With the bounty of fresh produce from farmer’s markets and gardens, veggies are plentiful this summer. Recently, using a summer squash, zucchini and some imagination, I came up with this recipe and may I say – it was fabulous. The combination of fresh herbs, grilled squash, sweet sautéed onion, creamy goat cheese and a burst of fresh lemon make this a new favorite for Spence and I.
Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash with Goat Cheese
Weight Watchers Smart Points 3*
- Summer Squash
- Garlic Seasoning (I love Melting Pot’s Garlic & Wine Seasoning)
- Coconut Oil
Step One: Slice the squash into 1/2-inch “planks” (on the diagonal). Lay the planks on a paper towel, season with salt, pepper and garlic seasoning on one side. Brush a grill pan generously with coconut oil and bring to a searing heat. Place the planks on the grill pan, flipping only one time after 2-3 minutes (you’ll see grill marks). Allow another 2-3 minutes of grill time, remove and place the planks into a baking dish in a single layer.
- Diced Sweet Onion
Step Two: Saute the onion in butter on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Top the squash with the onions.
- Fresh Herbs: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme & Chives – chopped together
- Goat Cheese
- Lemon Wedge
- Red Pepper Flakes
Step 3: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Top the squash with chopped herbs, followed by crumbled goat cheese. Squeeze fresh lemon over the top. Bake for 10 minutes – just to soften the goat cheese. Top with red pepper flakes and serve.
Note from Spence’s Girl: I purposely left the recipe without quantities as you can adjust based on how many servings you’d like. If you don’t have access to these exact herbs, use what you have – basil, oregano, tarragon – have fun with it. While not vegan, this would be a lovely vegetarian entree.
* To calculate the Weight Watchers Smart Points, I used 1 oz of goat cheese and 1/2 tablespoon of butter, based on 2 servings.
8 thoughts on “Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash with Goat Cheese”
looks really delicious
Thank you, it was amazing!
Thank you kindly!
Two of my favourite things, zucchini and goat cheese, were brought together in your lovely recipe. I never would have thought of it. Thank you so much. x
You are welcome! Let me know if you make it and how you like it. 😊
Thank you. I always buy these ingredients, just never thought of adding the cheese to the zucchini. I might do a chilled version of it with green olives, as I love to pickle zucchini (lemon juice). Should be fun. x
Just picked up some summer squash at the farmers market. This looks absolutely delicious! And I like the free-form recipe. I rarely measure out exact amounts.
I’m so glad! That’s my style of cooking for sure. Just “create” with what sounds yummy!