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Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Avocado

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Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Avocado

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Avocado
Ray Kachatorian
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  • Preheat the barbecue or grill pan with medium-high heat. Season the squash, zucchini, and asparagus lightly with salt and pepper, and brush lightly with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Grill the zucchini and squash for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, and the asparagus for about 2 minutes total, or until they are slightly charred and cooked through. Transfer the vegetables to a cutting board. Cut the asparagus spears in half and cut the zucchini and squash on the bias into large bite-size pieces.
  • Whisk the balsamic vinegar and the remaining 3 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium bowl to blend. Add half of the avocado and toss to coat, breaking up the avocado pieces slightly. Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the grilled vegetables in a large bowl with the arugula and the remaining avocado. Toss the salad with the dressing to coat. Mound the salad on a large serving platter and serve immediately.