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Grilled Zucchini or patty pan squash with cherry tomatoes

I love grilled zucchini just by itself but add in some cherry tomatoes and you suddenly have such a flavourful dish that EVERYONE wants seconds.  Think of this as a simplified summer ratatouille.

Very easy.  Just..

Heat your bbq to medium high

Wash then slice 3 medium zucchinis (yellow or green) lengthwise.  I cut each zucchini into 3 equal (ish) sized strips.

You can also use patty pan squash.  If they are small use them whole, if larger, cut in half.  I'd use between 12-15 patty pan for this recipe depending on their size.

Remove the green stems from two pints of cherry or cocktail tomatoes.  The tomatoes have to be good.  It's the acidy zip which good tomatoes add to the dish that drives the flavour.  Buy cheap imported cherry tomatoes and this dish will not work out.

Brush the zucchini slices with my easy peasy lemon squeezey dressing. (recipe also on this blog)

Please slices on the grill and set your timer for 4 minutes.

After the 4 minutes flip your zucchini slices and toss your cherry tomatoes in the same dressing, place in a veggie bbq basket and put on the grill with the zucchini.  Don't have a veggie bbq basket?  Just put the cherry tomatoes on a skewer.

Set your timer for 5 more minutes.

After the 5 minutes, remove the zucchini, place in a heat proof dish, cover the zucchini with the roasted cherry tomatoes and cover the whole things with foil or a lid or a plate that fits to cover.  Let the dish sweat out for 2-3 minutes.

Serve to the hungry masses!  To truly enjoy this simple dish, you need to have a bite of tomato with each bite of zucchini.