Grilled Squash Bruschetta with Fresh Herbs

Rich, smoky grilled squash tossed with pungent fresh dill and cilantro.  Use as a dip, topping, or here on pizza.  (pizza dough recipe)
Prep time:   35 minutes
Cook time:  6-8 minutes
Yield:          about 2 cups

1 fresh yellow squash, large enough to yield about 1 1/2 -2 cups diced
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 TB olive oil
2 TB balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
several sprigs cilantro, chopped
several sprigs dill, chopped
1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper

Slice the squash lengthwise into strips about 1/3" thick, and layer in a baking dish, sprinkling a little salt on each layer.  Set aside for 30 minutes.

Preheat your grill.  In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, and garlic.  Pour off any water released from the squash, and pour on the garlic oil mixture,turning to coat.  Grill the squash for about 3 minutes per side, or until softened.  Remove to a cutting board and dice into pieces about 1/4 inch across.

Scrape squash into a bowl, and toss with the cilantro, dill, and black pepper.

This is tasty as a bruschetta or pizza topping.

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