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Pesto Summer Squash

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Total Time: 30 mins

Pesto Summer Squash

Toasty rustic pesto takes simple grilled squash from ordinary to exceptional with tangy lemon and fresh garlic. Serve as a side dish or chop the grilled squash, combine with the pesto and toss with pasta for a light entree.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium summer squash, (about 1 pound),, sliced diagonally 1/4 inch thick
  • canola or olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

Step 1
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Step 2
Combine basil, pine nuts, oil, Parmesan, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl.
Step 3
Coat both sides of squash slices with cooking spray. Grill the squash until browned and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve topped with the pesto.

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