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Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

This Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich is so easy to make and it is the perfect way to use up that summer squash and zucchini!

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.

This Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich is so easy to make and it is the perfect way to use up that summer squash and zucchini!

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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.

It is 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.

This Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich is so easy to make and it is the perfect way to use up that summer squash and zucchini!

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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.

MORE ZUCCHINI RECIPES

Looking for more tasty recipes to use up that garden zucchini before zucchini season is over?

Check out some of these favorite recipes, or browse the recipe index archives for even more great recipe ideas:

Pesto Pork Chop and Summer Vegetable Foil Dinners – Fresh, summertime vegetables are tossed in pesto and balsamic and cooked with boneless pork chops in this makeover version of the classic foil dinners from childhood.

Zucchini is stuffed with a mixture of salsa and ground turkey and topped with cheese and avocado salsa for a quick, easy and healthy dinner in this recipe Tex-Mex Stuffed Zucchini with Avocado Salsa.

Grilled Summer Squash Crostini with Goat Cheese and Pesto is a great way to savor the abundance of zucchini and yellow squash during the summer months.

This Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette is a light and refreshing summertime salad and perfect when your garden is exploding with tomatoes, basil, and zucchini in the later summer months.

Ricotta is mixed with a combination of primavera style vegetables, parmesan, and fresh herbs to create a tasty primavera stuffing to fill manicotti pasta. The manicotti primavera is then baked smothered in homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a comforting meal

Italian Chicken, Mushroom, and Zucchini Skillet is a super easy dinner recipe for busy school nights. It features pan seared chicken tenderloins, zucchini and sliced mushrooms in garlicky herbed tomato sauce.

This Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa would make a great appetizer or snack, but with the added protein from the black beans, it also makes a perfect light and healthy lunch.

Try this recipe for No-Bake Grilled Vegetable Lasagna when it is still too hot to turn the oven on.

Another take on a zucchini muffin is this delicious recipe for  Zucchini Cherry Muffins with Pecan Streusal Topping, which can be made in your food processor!

What is your favorite thing to make with summer squash?

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Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

Yield: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich is so easy to make and is the perfect way to use up summer squash and zucchini.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. A gas grill or indoor electric grill will also work.
  2. Brush the sliced squash on both sides with olive oil.
  3. Place the squash on the grill and grill until grill marks start to appear and squash becomes tender.
  4. Flip and repeat.
  5. Meanwhile, toast the bread.
  6. Then, spread the Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Garden Vegetable Spread evenly between the slices.
  7. Layer a few slices of fresh basil on top of the cheese, then place the grilled squash on top.
  8. Brush the tops of the squash with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 288Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 13mgSodium 683mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 10g

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Robin {Mom Foodie}

Thursday 11th of July 2013

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.

Sara

Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

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!

Ruthy @ Omeletta

Saturday 29th of June 2013

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!

Tieghan

Saturday 29th of June 2013

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!