Grilled Summer Squash with Feta


Total Time:

10 minutes



Grilled Summer Squash with tons of feta and my fav lemon vinaigrette is the new side dish of summer!

Grilled Summer Squash with Feta from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s about that time of the year when my mom calls / send pics of the 2394823458029 zucchini that she harvests on a daily basis. Zucchini season is coming and it’s a little overwhelming. Like what on earth is she supposed to do with those MASSIVE summer squashes?!? I’ve figured out an easy solution: Grilled Summer Squash.

There comes a point every summer when we’re all up to our ears in zucchini and yellow summer squash. And one can only eat zucchini noodles so many days in a row… So I came up with this super-simple preparation, which is really the quintessential summer side. I throw the tender veggies on the grill for a quick sear, toss in some fresh feta and fresh herbs, and drizzle the whole shebang with Lemon-Champagne Vinaigrette. Grilled Summer Squash is ready to go! 

Grilled Summer Squash with Feta from (@whatsgabycookin)

P.S. It’s SO SO SO important that you buy the the sheet of feta that come in the brine versus the pre-crumbled kind—it’ll change your life. They’re available at all grocery stores – right by the burrata and fresh mozzarella. Just grab a container, take a sheet of feta out the brine and then crumble it up as needed. It’s the easiest swap from the pre-crumbled kind and it will make all the difference in the world! Promise. 

Grilled Summer Squash

Gaby Dalkin
What to do with all that summer squash - make this Grilled Summer Squash with feta and the brightest most delicious vinaigrette!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 medium yellow squash cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 red onion cut into 8 wedges
  • 8 patty pan squash cut in half
  • 1 sheet Feta cheese
  • Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Basil
  • 1 recipe Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette below

For the Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Preheat a grill over medium-high heat. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange squash in a single layer on the grill and grill for 5 minutes total, turning halfway through.
  • Once grill marks appear on both sides and the squash is cooked, remove from the grill and transfer to a serving platter. Slice the zucchini and yellow squash into 1 inch pieces. Crumble the sheet of feta on top, sprinkle with fresh mint and basil leaves and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Adjust salt and pepper as needed and serve immediately.

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  1. Monika

    Yum. Always looking for new things to do with my summer squash. Thanks for this!!

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  3. Monika

    Agreed on the feta!! This is a perfect salad for all the summer squash!!

  4. Cati

    I never buy crumbled feta. But I get mine at a large International market in the deli. Less expensive and very tasty!!

  5. Laurie

    This salad was very delicious such a great combination of flavors. I had a question I kept trying to see where the red onion came in so I grilled the onions and it was great.

  6. Draza

    I’m a tiny bit confused about the recipe instructions. Is the pattypan squash not supposed to be tossed with the zucchini and yellow squash at the beginning? Should I cut the zucchini/yellow squash into medallions before/after grilling, or are they served as full zucchini halves?

    • Gaby

      good call!! I accidentally deleted a line in the recipe when inputting it! It’s fixed now 🙂