Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

Appetizers and Snacks, Lunch, Quick Meals, Sandwiches, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian | 4 comments

Summer is here and that means the grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, and backyard gardens are overflowing with delicious summer produce. There is never a shortage of summer squash. I especially love zucchini because it is such a versatile vegetable for a variety of meals and recipes during the summer.

Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

I’ve had a grilled summer squash sandwich on my mind lately. One of my best and oldest friends was in town last week visiting. One of the best things about Nila visiting is that we always have fun cooking and eating together, something we’ve enjoyed since we were roommates in college.

While she was here I experimented with my idea for a grilled summer squash sandwich for lunch one day and snapped a few pictures before we ate.

Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

We decided that the recipe was a keeper, so I figured I should probably share it here. It was simple enough for lunch, but would be perfect for a light dinner with a nice cool drink – sparkling watermelon limeade, anyone? – or some popsicles for a light dessert.

More Summer Squash Recipes

Have an abundance of zucchini or other summer squash? Try some of these favorite recipes. The two muffin recipes listed are some of my kids’ favorite muffin recipes.

What is your favorite thing to make with summer squash?

Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

Yield: 4 sandwiches

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1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small yellow squash, sliced
olive oil
4 slices sourdough bread
3 wedges Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Garden Vegetable Spread
1 small bunch fresh basil, thinly sliced
balsamic vinegar


Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. A gas grill or indoor electric grill will also work.

Brush the sliced squash on both sides with olive oil. Place the squash on the grill and grill until grill marks start to appear and squash becomes tender. Flip and repeat.

Meanwhile, toast the bread. Then, spread the Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Garden Vegetable Spread evenly between the slices. Layer a few slices of fresh basil on top of the cheese, then place the grilled squash on top. Brush the tops of the squash with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

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Katie Goodman

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  • 1
    Tieghan - June 29, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    I love summer squash and I am sucker for anything grilled. So this looks and sounds amazing to me! I can’t wait to make it!


  • 2
    Ruthy @ Omeletta - June 29, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I’m so happy it’s summer squash season as well! I love making cold gazpacho with it- I feel like I eat that stuff all summer long! Great idea on the sandwiches- I’ll definitely be trying that one this year!


  • 3
    Sara - July 03, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    This is one of my favorite summer foods! I’ve made it with some pesto or goat cheese on the bread – the laughing cow cheese is a great idea!


  • 4
    Robin {Mom Foodie} - July 11, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Totally something I’d make when the zucchini crop comes in. Laughing Cow wedges are an amazingly versatile product, I use them all the time.


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