Balsamic Marinade

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 each garlic clove, smashed

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ tsp dried oregano

1 pinch dried chili flake (optional)

1 pinch sea salt

Grilled Summer Squash

2 each summer squash, cut into 1 inch slices

1 each red onion, cut into 1 inch slices

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 pinch sea salt

6 cracks freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp balsamic marinade

2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled

1 tbsp pistachios, chopped

¼ cup basil leaves, torn

to taste coarse sea salt


For Balsamic Marinade:

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except olive oil. Whisk to combine.

2. Whisk together with olive oil. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Remove garlic cloves.

For Grilled Summer Squash:

1. Toss summer squash slices and red onion rings in vegetable oil, and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Grill on the hottest part of the grill just until tender, about 2 minutes per side for squash, and 3 minutes per side for onions.

3. Remove vegetables from grill and place in a medium mixing bowl. Toss in balsamic marinade.

4. Transfer marinated squash and onions to a plate. Sprinkle feta cheese, pistachios, and torn basil over the top. Finish with coarse sea salt.