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Grilled Summer Squash with Lime and Cilantro Dressing



  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • ½ Tbsp. thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • 1 lb zucchini, bias cut ¼” thick slices
  • 1 lb yellow squash, bias cut ¼” thick slices


  1. Preheat a grill.
  2. Lime and cilantro dressing: Combine the lime juice, shallots, and garlic in a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Let sit for 15 minutes,
  5. Whisk in the olive oil.
  6. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in the cilantro.
  8. Combine the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, thyme and lime zest in a large bowl.
  9. Toss in the zucchini and yellow squash.
  10. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  11. Grill until just tender.
  12. Toss with cilantro and lime dressing.

Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Source: The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa Valley, California



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