GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH BOWL WITH LEMON-BASIL VINAIGRETTE

bowl6
Photography by Tessa DeLine.

This is a wonderful use of extra grilled summer squash. When packing for a healthy lunch, add the vinaigrette right before serving in order to prevent wilting of the lettuce.

Ingredients

1 cup grilled summer squash, chopped into bite-sized pieces

½ cup cooked quinoa

½ cup cooked farro

Handful of heirloom cherry tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves

2 or 3 lettuce leaves (torn in desired sizes) Save one leaf for plating.

2 tablespoons Lemon Basil Vinaigrette (recipe following) or to taste

Directions

  • In a large soup bowl, add summer squash, quinoa, farro, tomatoes, lettuce and fresh basil leaves on top of lettuce leaf.
  • Drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Serving: 1

TIP:

Make the quinoa and farro ahead of time in order to make assembling the bowls much quicker. The cooked quinoa and farro can also be frozen until you’re ready to use. Experiment with other grains, such as wheat berries, brown rice, amaranth or barley. Another time saver is using your favorite store-bought vinaigrette instead of the homemade lemon basil recipe.

LEMON-BASIL VINAIGRETTE

Ingredients

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced

2 tablespoons onion or shallots, finely minced

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to screw-top pint jar.
  • Shake well.
  • Keep refrigerated.

Servings: 1/3 cup

Like this article? Share it:
Share on reddit
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on pocket

More to Explore

Healthy bowl

bowl3

Latest

Issue

Sept. 2020 TOC:

  • Take to the River: Social distance on the water
  • Menobelly & Metabolism: Hormone changes and weight gain during menopause
  • Flexible & Functional: How KT tape works with the body to offer support and lessen pain
  • This Little Piggy: With the proper care, guinea pigs can be an endearing home companion
  • Pump Up and Push Through: Pushup variations build upper body strength
  • Mama Mia, Zucchini! 5 ways to enjoy abundant zucchini and summer squash
  • The Skinny on Sweeteners: Choosing natural sugars can have health benefits