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Grilled Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Chimichurri Dressing

Kingsford® Signature Charcoal with Mesquite, bright chimichurri flavors, and goat cheese turn butternut squash into an upscale dish.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 1 large butternut squash

Chimichurri Dressing

  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp. honey
  • ¾ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. red onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • tsp. black pepper

Seasoning Paste

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt


  • crumbled goat cheese

1 Food Prep

Peel the butternut squash and remove the seeds. Cut into ¼-inch slices. 

Combine the ingredients for the chimichurri dressing in a food processor. Blend until the ingredients are coarsely chopped. 

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the seasoning paste.  

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Signature Charcoal with Mesquite

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 350–400°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly. 

  • Apply the seasoning paste lightly and evenly to each butternut squash slice and grill directly over the coals, until they soften and start to char, about 3 minutes on each side.  

  • Remove the slices from the grill and arrange in an 8-inch, round serving pan. 

  • Drizzle the chimichurri dressing over the grilled squash, and sprinkle with the goat cheese.  

  • Serve warm. 

Recipe created by Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal. 

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