Grill Your Squash (And Make It Spicy!)

Summer, summer, sweet summer foods.

When I say summer foods, some people immediately think of things like hamburgers, hot dogs and ribs. Delicious cook out food, but not where I'm going.

When I think of summer food, I immediately think of fresh vegetables and fruits! Tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, zucchini, squash, watermelon, apples, peaches, plums and the list goes on.

And then there is the thing where I'm the newest grill master in my house and I can't help but put everything on the grill.

So why not squash?

I love squash, it's sweet and satisfying, pairs well with chicken or a steak. I just love it.

I also can't help but put cayenne pepper and red chili flakes on most of what I eat. I like heat and these almost choked my husband... I thought they were delicious! I may have intentionally given him one with a few too many flakes on it, in his defense. I'm not saying I did just that if I saw one with more flakes than I could handle, I'd put it on his plate.

Let's grill some squash!

We begin by slicing it like demonstrated above, you could call this length wise.

Actually, we begin by heating the grill. I'm just assuming you've done this and are probably cooking your meats [unless you don't eat me, then heat your grill!].

Brush both sides of each slice with a little bit of olive oil, this will prevent it from drying out on the grill.

Sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper and red chili flakes on both side. Remember with both the cayenne and red chili, a little bit goes a long way!

And then add them to the grill. I sill had one piece of chicken on the grill, getting ready to come off.

Let them cook and even char a little. Just be sure to turn them over so they don't burn. The squash will be soft to the touch when it is ready, you can pull a piece off and try it with a fork if you are unsure.

When that squash is done, pull it off and serve with your favorite meat [or no meat] and I suggest cold, fresh tomato slices.

It's simple, easy but delicious!

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