Fresh from the grill
Summer is here. Time for sunshine, swimming, picnics and grilling. What better way to kick off summer than getting outside and grilling your favorite foods? While many of us think about cooking our …
Fresh from the grill
Summer is here. Time for sunshine, swimming, picnics and grilling. What better way to kick off summer than getting outside and grilling your favorite foods? While many of us think about cooking our favorite meats, don’t forget to save room for grilled vegetables and fruits. Not only does grilling add great flavor to fresh produce, but it also simplifies meal preparation.
Here’s three easy ways to grill fruits & veggies.
One easy way to grill vegetables is to put them on a kabob. All you need is a wooden skewer that’s been soaked in water for about 30 minutes and your favorite vegetables. When grilling vegetables, make sure to rub them with a small amount of oil to prevent sticking to the grill. It will also be important to time your vegetables to ensure equal finishing time. For example, grilled potatoes may take longer than zucchini or another squash, so to prevent burning add the more firm vegetables to the grill first and make sure they are cut evenly.
Vegetable Foil Packets
Another way to cook veggies on the grill, try a foil pack. This is a no-fuss way of grilling vegetables and only requires a piece of foil. Place your vegetables in the middle of the foil, drizzle with oil, salt and pepper or add any other seasoning you like, and fold foil over, pinching the edges together to make a packet. Simply put on the grill and check back in about 15 minutes. You can personalize the foil packs for family members with just the right veggies that they like. Or make a surprise packet with some new veggie combos that they can try out.
Remember the fruit. Grilled fruit is equally as easy and delicious as grilled vegetables. Simply brush the fruit with cooking spray or light oil (something with little flavor such as canola or vegetable oil) to prevent sticking and set on the grill until soft. Drizzle your fruit with a little honey before grilling for an extra flavor punch.
No need to worry about all the pots and pans this summer; use your grill for all your family favorites and to try new menu items as well.