Friday, July 23, 2010

Grilled Vegetables



I love grilled vegetables and what better time than summer to make them. Grilling vegetables is now a common practice in backyards across the country. Not only do grilled vegetables give you side dishes with bright, intense flavors, but they are also quick and easy to make.

Here is a great recipe for grilled mixed vegetables.

Grilled Mixed Vegetables

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 red bell pepper, quartered
1 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into 1/2" thick pieces
1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/2" thick pieces
1 japanese eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1/2" thick pieces
4 cremini mushrooms
4 ounces asparagus
3 scallions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh italian parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat. Brush the vegetables lightly with some of the oil to coat. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell pepper; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; and 4 minutes for the asparagus and scallions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the remaining oil, the vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, rosemary, and salt to blend. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Season to taste with black pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

~Lisa~ said...

I love grilled anything! Veggies, yum!

Beth said...

That sounds delish!!

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Ayesha Monique said...

It looks so colorful and delicious

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