Lemon Basil Roasted Summer Squash with Garlic Crisp

By • June 28, 2010 • 3 Comments



Author Notes: This quick and easy summer squash side dish debuted in our dinner table last summer. It's one of our family fav dish to paired with a chicken or fish entree. - Dominique FryDominique Fry

Food52 Review: A lovely way to dress up zucchini. The lemon juice -- which seeps through and perfumes the squash as it roasts -- also keeps it from browning as much as if roasted in oil alone (so don't wait for it!) but the garlicky breadcrumbs add a toasty crunch, and the basil chiffonade lands you on a nice final herbal note. Heads up: I only needed 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the breadcrumbs, so start low and add to taste. - KristenA&M

Serves 4

  • 4 medium zucchini and/or yellow squash
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cups bread crumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • 5 large leaves of fresh Basil finely sliced
  1. Cut the squashes in bite size cubes and dressed with at least 1 tbsp of Olive Oil (according to your taste), salt, black pepper and the lemon juice. Quickly roast it at 360 for 15min. Remove and reserve. In a small fry pan heat 2 tbsp of olive oil, add the 3 clove of garlic chopped and 1 to 2 tsp of salt. When garlic starts to brown, turn heat down and add the bread crumbs. Mix to obtain small clusters. Remove from the heat once the clusters are browned. Add more olive oil if not moist enough. Top the roasted squash with the garlic crisp and the sliced basil. Enjoy it!

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Stringio

about 1 year ago Mike Prudhomme

For squash lovers.....

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about 2 years ago sfielding

This was amazing! I served this on top of polenta with sun dried tomatoes mixed in. All the different textures worked very well together. Definitely going to do the garlic topping on other roasted veggies.

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

This was yummy. Baby squash are plentiful here and I just never know what to do with them...

thanks!