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Skewers for your summer BBQ!

Hello harvesters!

This is the season of BBQs, and if you grow your own food, it’s also the season of tons and tons of zucchini and summer squash!

Summer squash is delicious, nutritious, and very easy to grow, so here’s a new recipe to help you use up some of that good stuff and entertain your guests at the same time.

 

Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Onion Skewers with Basil Vinaigrette

Photo Credit: Paul Asman & Jill Lenoble

Photo Credit: Paul Asman & Jill Lenoble

 

Ingredients

2 medium zucchinis, ends removed and cut into ½” chunks

1 bell pepper, seeds removed and cut into 1” chunks

1 sweet onion, cut into 1” chunks

Skewers for grilling

 

For vinaigrette:

2 cups basil leaves

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup white vinegar

1 clove garlic

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

  • In a blender or food processor, combine vinaigrette ingredients and whirl until smooth. Preheat grill with medium flame/heat
  • Place summer squash, bell pepper, and onion on skewers, alternating as you go.
  • Brush skewers with the vinaigrette
  • Place skewers on grill and cook until the squash is soft, about 12-15 minutes depending on temperature.
  • Serve with some BBQ chicken or steak for a perfect side dish!

 

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango, Bell Pepper, and Avocado

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Ingredients

8 ounces grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 avocado

1 mango, sliced

1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin

1 small yellow onion, sliced thin

1 bunch red dandelion greens

4-6 corn tortillas

2 tablespoons butter

¼ teaspoon coriander

Juice of ½ a lime

Salt and pepper to taste

Onion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions

In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sautee bell pepper and onion until

onion is translucent and peppers are tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Mash avocado and season with coriander, salt, and pepper. Assemble tacos by adding

all remaining ingredients, topping each with a squirt of lime.

Tip: to get corn tortillas soft, lightly fry in some oil or butter in a medium skillet before

assembling tacos.

Makes 4-6 tacos

 

 

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