Smoked, Grilled Squash Topped with Tomato Parmesan


Prep School

Published by Agate Surrey

A student of mine, Brian Ward, made these in class. They were outstanding, and I asked Brian to share his recipe. Grilling the squash is optional.

4 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 minutes

Cooking Time15 min

Cooking Time - Text15

Cooking Methodgrilling, sauteeing


Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course, side dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentgrill, smoker

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturesmoky

Type of Dishvegetable


  • 2 zucchini or yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into about four 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, minced basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper, optional


  1. Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat; grill squash until grill marks form, about 1 minute per side.

  2. Combine the tomatoes, cheese, oil, onion, basil, chives, salt and ground red pepper in a small bowl; spoon mixture onto grilled squash.

  3. Place squash on a rack in a stove-top smoker; smoke over low heat until squash is just tender, about 10 minutes.

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