One Family's Quest to Eat Local Ingredients

Recipe….. Grilled Zucchini Rafts

In Recipes, Side Dishes on May 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

It was a busy night after obtaining these great early zucchini.  We have been on a grilling out spree the last couple nights, despite our menu plan, because it has been so awesome outside.  I decided to grill these guys with the local burgers we were having.  As we were eating them, they reminded me of boats, but boats imply some sort of stuffing in them.   So I decided they looked like little rafts instead. 

Zucchini Rafts


Yellow or Green Zucchini Squash— size and amount vary on how many people you are serving.  We were serving 5 so 1 small and 1 medium did the trick.

Organic Grapeseed Oil — has high cooking temperature

Organic Garlic Sea Salt –if I hadn’t felt so tired I would have crushed fresh garlic over the squash

Organic Roasted Red Pepper Salad Dressing —I think italian would be good too!


Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise.   Drizzle with oil.  Sprinkle garlic and sea salt over the zucchini. 

Drizzle the Roasted Red Pepper dressing over the squash

Grill until done!  Make sure there is still some crisp left to the squash. 

These packed such a good flavor.  The combination of grill flavor coupled with the garlic and dressing was melt in your mouth good.  One of our kids ate a whole one!   There is only one local ingredient in this side dish, but if I added fresh garlic instead of the garlic salt that would help!  The remaining ingredients were organic with real ingredients.  I’m happy and our bellies are happy too!


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