Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grilled Foods

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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.

How about you? What do you like to cook on the grill? Share it with us today.

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1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.)


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3. Above all, please stick to topic. Today is Grilled Foods. So, if your recipe is not cooked on the grill, your link will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.

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I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Sasha @ Cherished Moments says

    Oops. I just posted a link to my delicious recipe, and THEN noticed it is a grilled foods theme. Sorry. Will try to read ALL the words on the page next week!

  2. Hoosier Homemade says

    We have never grilled veggies until recently. They are really good!
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Melissa says

    LOL I was all ready with a pasta salad that’s great WITH grilled foods. Next week I’ll be ready. 🙂

  4. Annicedda says

    I love to grill. One of my favorite things to make are foil packets. Simply cut up veggies, pull off a large sheet of foil that you can fold over itself to create a packet then add the veggies, sprinkle with some olive oil and spices (season salt, regular salt & pepper, or anything else you find that sounds good) seal on all sides and grill – flipping 1/2 way through. Also great for camping!!

    Another recipe I have to share that is for buffalo chicken wings. Simply take some chicken wings and put them into a ziplock bag with Frank Original Red Hot sauce. Allow to marinate for at least 30 mins or up to overnight. Then grill till slightly charred. Delicious 🙂 Serve with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing.

  5. FishMama says

    Sorry for the theme confusion. I’ll try to be more clear next time. Thanks for putting up with me!

    Annicedda, your recipes sound great. Thanks for sharing them.

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