Grilled and Pickled Summer Squash with Mixed Herbs and Grilled Feta

What You'll Need

  • BBQ or grill pan
  • clean cutting surface and good kitchen knife
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • generous serving bowl and serving spoons
  • 1 pound assorted summer squash croockneck, zucchini, costata romanesca, etc.)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped herbs in whatever combination suits you. Use lots of mint!(and/or oregano, savory, parsley, chervil, tarragon, sorrel, dill, rosemary, lemon balm...)
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint pickled zucchini or zucchini relish
  • 1 block feta cheese

We kinda love showing off all our pickled, preserved treasures, but sometimes, it seems, we hoard them for too long, saving them for a ’special occasion'. This can mean that by the end of the year, we have more left on our shelves than we should. Right now is the perfect time of year to take stock of the pantry and make note of what we used most of, what we loved, what we might have made too much of. After all, preservation season is upon us! And in order to make more delicious preserves, we have to eat up the old ones. It's either that, or build a larger pantry. Hmmm...... Pickles and preserves are best eaten within a year, though,  so if you have any jars of pickled zucchini left over or even the Zucchini Relish, now’s a great time to clear out the old to make room for the new.

Hence, the Grilled and Pickled Summer Squash Salad!


Prepare a barbecue for grillin’. As it heats, prepare the herbs and squash.
chopped herbs
Slice the summer squash into long halves, and season with salt and pepper. Chop the herbs finely.
chopped squash
Place the uncooked summer squash and a block of feta on the grill and cook both sides until lightly charred, about 10 minutes total.
grilled squash and feta
Remove the ingredients from the heat when they have cooked through, and set them aside to cool.

When they have cooled, slice the squash into 1/2" pieces and transfer them to a bowl.
Slice the pickled squash into similar sizes. Add the pickled squash (or zucchini relish, if using) to the bowl with the grilled squash.
pickled squash

pickled zuchini
Toss these ingredients together with a generous drizzle of olive oil, and toss to coat.
toss with olive oil
Add a tablespoon or two of the pickling liquid, and the fresh chopped herbs. Taste to adjust the seasoning.
toss with pickling liquid
Crumble the feta on top, or serve in slices alongside this summer salad.
crumble feta

So good.
grilled squash with herbs and feta

Over to You

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