I just love the smell of food cooked outdoors. Last weekend we spent an afternoon at the beach, and the scent of charcoal fires mixing with the salty breeze and a hint of Bain de Soleil was fantastic. Now that’s the smell of summer!
One of my favorite things to grill is veggies. If you’ve never had them, you don’t know what you’re missing! Vegetables cooked over the grill are soft and tender and smoky-tasting. Gotta love that!
You can do this with almost any veg. I like zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, and colored bell peppers. Simply wash your veggies and trim accordingly:
squash: cut off ends and slice thickly, lengthwise, about 1/4 inch
onion: peel, remove ends and slice thickly in rings, about 1/4-1/2 inch (if your grill has big slots, you can thread a skewer through the different rings so the small pieces don’t fall through the slats.)
peppers: core and seed and slice in half or quarters
Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook over a hot grill, turning frequently, until tender and cooked through.
Serve as a side dish with grilled meats. Chop up leftovers for salads or pizza toppings.
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