A BBQ is one of those things that makes me feel like I can do anything in this world. If I can BBQ myself a meal, I can surely conquer the world. How funny is that? Fresh out of a relationship, it took me a bit to get cooking again. I've found that when living alone, cooking (while still lovely) is really just not as much fun when you don't have someone to share it with.
...but then I got a BBQ. And damn, it feels good to be a gangster.
In my life, the man has always handled the BBQ. I remember my mom putting the beautiful side fixings together for the main dish on the grill that my pops was proudly cooking. And while I might not currently have a man to share this with, I've got a load of great friends that can't say no to some good ol' home cooking.
So, I invited some friends over, started up the BBQ, prepared some veggies with love and got right into doing the damn thing. Because I don't need a man. I've got a BBQ :)
While these are vegetarian, I promise all your meat-loving friends will be just as wowed. They are simple, fast and fun to eat. Who doesn't love tacos? Use your hands and quit taking life so seriously - wuddya?
- 1 lb summer squash (zucchini and yellow squash mix)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- small pinch each of chili powder, cajun seasoning, cayenne, and salt
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- 8 corn tortillas
- red onion
- cojita cheese
- Cut the squash in half length wise and then into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
- Toss the squash with olive oil and spices to taste.
- Heat the grill to medium-high and watching carefully, sear squash on all sides just until heated through and crispy on the outside. Remove from grill and place on platter.
- In a small bowl, mash avocados with lime juice and a pinch of salt.
- Optional- but I like to throw the tortillas on the grill for just a minute to heat through!
- To serve tacos, spread some smashed avocado on each tortilla and then top with 3-4 pieces of summer squash.
- Optional: top each taco with crumbled cojita cheese (or feta), fresh cilantro and thinly sliced red onion.
Crack open a bottle of wine, and enjoy!