While I was in Rhode Island this weekend, I went to a local farm to pick up some vegetables to go with dinner. They had the usual corn, zucchini, and tomatoes which you’d expect at the end of summer. But I also spotted a wagon full of butternut squash and it hit me like a ton of bricks that fall is truly right around the corner.
Luckily, this recipe for Garlic-Balsamic Grilled Butternut Squash helped to ease the transition between seasons. The butternut squash is peeled and sliced, and then marinated in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and thyme. The slices are thrown on the grill just like any other vegetable, although they do take a bit more time to get tender.
Although butternut squash is a symbol of fall, the grill marks make this a summer time recipe, or at least one you can enjoy while you sit outside and try to forget that the days are getting shorter.