The Great Veggie Experiment:8-ball squash!

Saw this fun sign at the store:


Cute little thing, isn’t it?


Turns out the 8-ball squash is a variety of zucchini.  I keep getting fooled by that LOL!  The shape just said “Grill me!”.  So I sliced it up, brushed with oil and S&P and put it on the grill.


Came out nice.  The larger diameter kept the pieces from falling through the grill.


It looked like a zucchini inside, but not quite as watery and more firm.  It had a delicate, almost buttery flavor and I loved the grill.  Not sure if I will get this again, as it is more expensive that regular zucchini, but fun to try.  And it was from a local farm!

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6 thoughts on “The Great Veggie Experiment:8-ball squash!

  1. Diane, Fit to the Finish

    That is the cutest thing. It reminds me of a gourd by its shape!

    I love finding new things at the farmer’s market. This week I didn’t buy anything new, but I did buy 3 gigantic watermelon. (You know I have a family of nine)

  2. Pam

    I have gotten the round zucchini several times this year – we really enjoy them! If you come across the smaller ones, they are fun to hollow out and stuff. I used a veggie rice and salmon mixture in mine, and once just the veggie rice, and they were so good!

  3. Karyn

    Lol. I actually thought it was grilled zucchini when you showed the pic of your dinner yesterday. It is cute. Makes me want to pull out my zucchini and grill some for lunch, maybe sprinkled with a little parmesan too. Yum!

  4. Susan

    Oooh, that sounds right up my alley! I’ve been on a huge zucchini kick lately. Good call on grilling it. Everything tastes divine on the grill!

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