Tomato-Summer Squash Skewers

The simplest recipes are often the best, especially in summer when produce is at its peak. Here, all it takes is a little olive oil and Italian seasoning to bring out the natural flavors of tomatoes and squash.

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  • 20 multi-colored cherry tomatoes, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 16 1-inch-thick slices yellow summer squash
  • 2 Tbs. finely grated Parmesan cheese


1. Purée 4 cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup oil, and Italian seasoning in blender or small food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Set aside.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high, and brush grates with remaining 1 tsp. oil.

3. Combine squash slices and remaining 16 cherry tomatoes with puréed mixture in shallow baking dish; stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Thread 2 cherry tomatoes and 2 squash slices onto eight 10-inch bamboo skewers.

5. Grill skewers 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until squash is tender and tomatoes are bursting slightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 82
  • Carbohydrate Content 3 g
  • Cholesterol Content 1 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 0.5 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 26 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g