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Grilled Summer Squash & Pepper Skewers with Chimichurri

In today’s post, I share my favorite Grilled Garlic Flavored Summer Squash Chimichurri Recipe.  You will love how easy it is to grow your own squash and cook it up for this meal.

Grilled Garlic and Summer Squash Skewers

I never heard of Chimichurri until I started searching for things to create with all my herbs.  Today this recipe is one of your favorites to cook year-round using the oven air fryer indoors or out on the grill.

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
SKEWERS
  • 12 large garlic cloves
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

Chimichurri
  1. In a large bowl, combine the parsley, basil, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Skewers
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. For the skewers, place the garlic cloves on a small baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and toss well. Roast until lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of sauce. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, and bell pepper to the bowl and toss well.
  3. Thread the vegetables and garlic cloves onto skewers and set aside.
  4. Preheat a grill to about 400*F
  5. Grill the skewers until lightly brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  6. Drizzle with any remaining sauce and serve hot.

The recipe was inspired by my summer garden! 

What is Chimichurri

Chimichurri is basically a mix of uncooked greens. It originated in the countryside of Argentina and Uruguay, and comes in a green and a red version. It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar.   Super easy to mix up with fresh herbs and you can even freeze the mixture to use at a later time.

Growing Herbs

The herbs used in this recipe are super easy to grow.  Find out more on my website at Bren Haas Herb Growing.  I grow basil, parsley, and oregano year-round in my Ohio home and garden.  Fun products like Aerogardens and Dome Greenhouses allow just about anyone grow what they want year round.

Squash and Zucchini in my Veggie Garden

 

If you can’t find starter plants squash is super easy to grow from seed.  In the post at ‘How to Grow Summer Squash’ I show how easy it is to do that.  There is even a YouTube Video to show you how.

Tips on How to Grow Summer Squash

Let’s Connect

What are you excited to harvest this summer season?  Are you creating any new recipes with that harvest that you would be willing to share with me. Please connect with me by commenting below.  I look forward to cooking it up with you!

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