Sunday, August 2, 2015
Two-fer Meals_ Veggie grill packets and Taco Squash Boats
I was in the middle of prepping food for lunch when I decided I had an opportunity to prep a two-fer meal. I was making veggie packets and chicken for the grill. I had 1 good sized yellow squash but didn't want to use all of it for the veggie packets.
Grilled Chicken and Veggie Foil packs
3 small potatoes-peeled, cubed & rinsed, 1/2 small green pepper slivered, 1 inch thick slice ripe tomato, 1/2 of yellow squash neck as half inch slices, oil, himalayan salt, onion powder and black pepper. Wrap veggies in 2 oiled foil sheets, cook on 350°F grill until tender.
(Sorry no after picture --we ate it before I remembered I needed a picture)
Taco Squash Boats
Slice the clean squash in half lengthwise. Remove a small slice from bottom of squash and remove the neck portion of squash.. Scoop the seed and pith. Place into an oiled dish.
Add diced tomato (equivalent to 1&1/2 small tomatoes)
1/2 of a small diced green pepper
dash of cumin,salt, pepper, and approximately 1 1/2 cups leftover taco meat (from the night before)
and 1/2 slice of hot hungarian pepper divided among the 2 halves of scooped squash.
I placed 2 teaspoons of water in the bottom of the pan and covered it with foil. It was cooked on the grill (350°F) for 20 minutes (top rack).
After removing the foil, I sprinkled a little cheese and placed it back on the grill (heat off) and let stand for about 10 minutes until the cheese melted.
You can see all the layers. It is so light and flavorful. There are no heavy carbs which is good if your are dieting or looking for filling meal on a hot summer day. Not to mention we can can always use another recipe for summer squash.
We couldn't resist, so we split 1 for dinner. It was so good! Now the other has been split and packed for tomorrow's lunch.
Any squash recipes y'all want to share?