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Brightly colored summer squash is gorgeous as it is delicious. Nutritious and mildly sweet, summer squash is a tasty addition to any meal.

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By á-24534

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (31 Votes)
Grilled Summer Squash Stacks with Herbed Ricotta 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 40

  • SALSA:
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons basil, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons basil, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • SQUASH STACKS:
  • 1 large yellow summer squash
  • 1 large uncooked zucchini
  • 4 sprays cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

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Creamy herbed ricotta is layered between slices of grilled zucchini and squash in this summery side

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