Delicious Grilled Veggies

Delicious Grilled VeggiesDelicious Grilled Veggies are a big favorite at the Chefs kitchen table. We love them, not only for their great taste but also because of all the healthy vitamins and minerals that they give our body and mind to work with.

As summer approaches and you break out the grill, your diet can take a beating with too many high-fat foods. One of the easiest and definitely the most delicious ways to eat healthy is by grilling veggies.

From asparagus to zucchini, you can cook many vegetables on the grill. The best options have fewer juices such as eggplant, onions, peppers, corn, asparagus, squash, carrots, and mushrooms. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy other grilled vegetables.

Grilled vegetables are anything but boring. They can be grilled with little or no seasoning, which is great if you have special dietary needs. You can also marinade them, if you want a big bold flavor, or add a smoky flavor by grilling them with a steak over your favorite wood chips.

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Delicious Grilled Veggies
Grilled Vegetables are a healthy side dish that you should add when grilling outdoors
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Cuisine: all
Recipe type: Side dishes
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 2 small or 1 large zucchini
  • 2 small or 1 large yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Slice zucchini into 1 inch thick rounds
  2. Slice the red onions into large wedges
  3. Core and seed the yellow bell pepper, cut into squares
  4. Slice the tomatoes into wedges
  5. Rub the vegetables with a small amount of olive oil to prevent them from sticking on the grill. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes or your favorite seasonings. Adjust the amount to desired taste.
  6. Grilling the veggies will only a few minutes so you want your grill to be hot.
  7. Add the veggies to the grill, cut side down. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Flip the veggies over and grill another two to three minutes or until desired tenderness. Onions may take longer depending on thickness.
  9. Your finished veggies should be tender and delicious!

Since vegetables can be cooked directly on the grill, placed on skewers, or wrapped in foil, there is no reason to leave these healthy side dishes off your grilling menu.

Chefs Tip: Experiment with your favorite seasonings, sauces, and herbs to find your preferred winning combination. Here are some you may want to try.

• Lemon juice and grated ginger
• Hot pepper sauce & a splash of lime juice
• Rosemary and minced garlic
• Horseradish
• Bacon crumbles and chili powder
• Basil and thyme
• Balsamic vinegar dressing & Dijon mustard

Save the leftover veggies to use in soups, stews or omelets. Because they’re pre-cooked, wait to add them until the last few minutes of cooking so they warm up but not overcook.

Another idea is to cut carrots and zucchini into planks and grill them, then add them to your burger along with tomatoes, onion etc. It makes a great tasting burger. Just remember to add Delicious Grilled Veggies  the next time your grilling.

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bon provecho

Maria and Bill

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2 Responses to Delicious Grilled Veggies

  1. ChefChaney says:

    We enjoy these so much they are a large part of our diet. We have even found a Burger place here in PV where we can get a lettuce wrapped, portabella mushroom “burger” with grilled veggies included plus an order of grilled veggies served instead of french fries for about 120 pesos or $6.50 including a beverage and the meal is so big that we end up taking some home. Nice place to visit when you are away from the casa for a few hours.

  2. Judith Dutton says:

    Awesome! I’ve been on a ‘sheet pan dinner’ kick for a while now (using the full quantity of veggies that the various recipes call for but only 300 grams of protein for the two of us) but grilled veggies sound like a delicious alternative!

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