July 15, 2011

friday food: farmstand vegetables on the grill


Summer food for me is all about freshness and ease, and nothing's fresher than farmstand vegetables and nothing's easier than cooking on the grill. I could eat this grilled veggie mix over bulgur every night of the week. It tastes delicious, and it'll help you feel virtuous in between all your burger and hot-dog grill nights.

Start with a nonstick grill basket. Cut some farmstand veggies into large chunks. Buy whatever you like and whatever's in season. For this mix I used:

asparagus
summer squash
green pepper
red onion
baby carrots

Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss well. Place in the basket and grill until tender. In the meantime, make a rice or grain to serve with the veggies. I really like Near East's wheat pilaf, a mix of bulgur wheat and orzo. Chiffonade some basil or other fresh herbs and toss with the grains, adding more olive oil as you like. Set grilled veggies on top, or mix them in—anything goes. Enjoy!

6 comments:

My Little Bungalow said...

YUM! Sounds like a delicious (and super healthy) vegetarian meal. That Aramis wine you've poured is one of our favorites too.
Claudia

Rene said...

Yum! I could eat this for breakfast. Enjoy your weekend!

Comeca Jones said...

They look too pretty to eat!

hollyG said...

Yum yum yum...did I say yum? I love me some fresh veggies on the grill...and let's talk about all the colors. Enjoy!!

Mary Ellen (ME) said...

I did this tonight and it was so delish, really easy and super satisfying! A huge hit! I used the "Near East" pilaf too! It's definitely going to be on regular rotation at my house!
-ME

casey at loft and cottage said...

Mary Ellen, so glad you liked it! I know I could eat it every day and it wouldn't get old!

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