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Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini with mozzarella

… and side of marinara

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A lite summer side…

Ingredients

– 1 large yellow squash

– 1 large zucchini

– shredded mozzarella

– salt/pepper

– olive oil

– jarred marinara sauce

– skewers (soaked)

Directions

1. Soak wood skewers in water for at least 20-30 minutes.

2.  Using a mandoline, slice the squash and zucchini. Thread the skewers with the vegetables and then brush with olive oil and season with salt/pepper.

3. On a stove top grill or an outside grill, place vegetables and grill 6-7 minutes per side.

4. As the in the last two minutes, top with shredded cheese.

5. Serve with marinara

Remember…Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day???

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