Still not a vegetable believer? There is still time. You can still be saved.
If you have not grilled vegetables on the BBQ, it may be safe to say you have yet to truly feel alive. I used to shy away from using the BBQ, but the truth is, it’s so easy that once you learn how to turn it on without burning down the house you’ll never look back.
Below is an example of my favorite dinner right now. There is no real “recipe” for this meal. I dare you to get creative, find your favorite person to cook with and make sure to turn on some jams. The Bob Marley station on Pandora radio was the musical inspiration to this particular meal. I think it really got the broccoli to loosen up a bit.
Here’s the deal: there’s no discrimination here – use vegetables of all sizes, shapes, and colors. I like to use zucchini, broccoli, kale, mushrooms, onions, peppers and whole garlic cloves (just don’t forget to peel them when you eat them). Throw em’ all in some tin foil or on a BBQ-safe pan, slather them in olive oil and add any spices or condiments that you dig – a garlic, salt and pepper rub is delicious sprinkled all over our antioxidant-full friends!
Throw them onto the fire and use tongs to occasionally move the veggies around. Time on the grill depends on how crispy or soft you like them. Don’t be afraid to taste them along the way, just be careful – they get very hot. The veggies below were on the grill for about 20-25 minutes before they made it onto my plate.
The photos below also include a piece of albacore tuna and a skewer of raw shrimp which were brushed with olive oil AND some butter. Sear the fish on both sides for durations to reach your liking. Drizzle fresh lemon juice and add sesame seeds immediately once removed from the grill.
Cut up and ready to be grilled.
Preppin’ the tuna.
Veggies on the grill. They’re so pretty when they glisten.
Grillin’ and feeling those Bob Marley jams.
Dinner is served. My life is saved now.
I didn’t think there were enough greens, so I added some salad. NBD.
This meal was so incredibly tasty, easy and healthy. But the best part was the company and the music.
Do you have any adventures in grilling veggies to share? I’d love to hear your tips and stories!