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Summertime eating is wholesome, simple and healthy. And these grilled vegetable recipes are perfect examples of all three of these mealtime wins.
Grilled Balsamic Asparagus
Robin Gagnon, Mom Foodie, is a busy single mom, a food geek and an avid DIY-er. If she's not stirring a pot or chasing her daughter, she can most likely be found with a paint brush or rake in her hand.
Robin's great grilled veggie recipe is her Grilled Balsamic Asparagus. She says, "I’ve turned a few asparagus haters into lovers with this basic recipe." And we understand why. The simple combination of spices and sweet balsamic vinegar is sure to win over every one of your family members.
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Easy Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob 5 Ways
Erin Phraner is a food editor at a magazine in New York City. She shares a home in Brooklyn with her dashing boyfriend and a closet full of baking supplies. Food & Femininity is where she shares recipes, tips, tricks and inspiration.
Erin's great grilled veggie recipe is her Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob 5 Ways — Simple Side To Sate Any Craving. Erin says, "If you're lucky enough to have a grill and already making dinner out there anyway, it makes sense to cook your corn alfresco, too (read: no running into the house to check on the boiling water)." Erin shares five mouthwatering ways to serve your corn on the cob — she had us at Bacon Cheddar.
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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Whole Grain Mustard
Lindsay is a freelance marketing consultant, event planner, writer and stylist. At Rosemarried she creates recipes that are simple and attainable and at the same time beautiful, celebratory and seasonally inspired.
Lindsay's great grilled veggie recipe is her Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Whole Grain Mustard. These delicious — and healthful — veggies are upped a notch with a simple sauce. Lindsay says, "This is a very basic mustard sauce and could easily be adapted. A touch of honey would be lovely with it or perhaps some crushed garlic." Long gone are the days of Brussels sprouts getting a bad rap, this recipe is one delicious example why.
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Grilled Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
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Curt Despres is the griller behind Smoked 'n Grilled, a site where he shares good 'ole Texas BBQ and traditional Tex-Mex food.
Curt's great grilled veggie recipe is his Grilled Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes. He says, "These are a great side dish for any meal. The salt goes nicely with the sweet flavor of the sweet potato and the cinnamon gives it that extra sweet kick. If you like sweet potatoes, I know you’ll be very pleased with the taste of these." We couldn't agree more, Curt. Salty-sweetness is always welcome at our tables, too.
Balsamic Grilled Zucchini
Valerie is a wife and mother to four mostly grown men who works from her home office as an office manager for her family-owned business and blogs at From Valerie's Kitchen creating and sharing simple, seasonal home cooking.
Valerie's great grilled veggie recipe is her Balsamic Grilled Zucchini. She says, "This is one of my favorite methods for preparing zucchini — marinated in a seasoned balsamic vinegar and olive oil mixture and quickly grilled. It’s a super easy, delicious way to add more veggies to your diet." This simple recipe is sure to become a favorite at our table — and yours.
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Simple Grilled Veggies
Danielle is a full-time corporate employee by day, blessed enough to work for a forward-thinking company who has a work-from-home policy. When she’s not working, she can be found creating stuff and having fun with her kids.
Danielle's great grilled veggie recipe is her Simple Grilled Veggies. She says, "I'm a firm believer in kebabs; they're easy and each member of the family can create their own. Grilling veggie kebabs is a quick and fun way to eat; just gather an array of fresh veggies, some skewers, olive oil and herbs." We love this fresh, simple way to cook and serve veggies — truly summer cooking at its finest.
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Grilled Vegetables in Easy Foil Packets
Shaina Olmanson is a work-at-home mom of four, feeding her family and friends one plate at a time. On her blog, Food for My Family, she shares recipes, tips, opinions and her philosophy on food as she strives to teach her four children how to eat well: seasonally, locally, organically, deliciously and balanced.
Shaina's great grilled veggie recipe is her Grilled Vegetables in Easy Foil Packets. She says, "Wrapping fresh vegetables in aluminum foil packets allows them to cook faster and seals in all of the great flavors that you combine. Plus, the recipe can easily be modified to create a variety of different sides that will complement any meal." This simple method is quickly becoming our summer grilling go-to technique.
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Linda Arceo is the voice behind the quirky blog Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. A fun food and drink blogger, Linda likes to share easy, relatable food and cocktail recipes as well as beer, wine and travel reviews and news. Linda won the 2012 Woman’s Day Magazine Chili Cook-Off (Best Beef Category) and is a lover of music, her two Yorkshire Terriers, traveling, going to the beach and shopping for shoes. Linda has been married to her wonderful husband for 13 years and characterizes herself as a very real and down-to-earth mom of two boys, ages 7 and 5. Follow Linda on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Linda is sharing her Summer Grilled Cabbage and Corn recipe today, a delectable grilling experiment gone oh-so-very right.
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Summer grilled cabbage and corn
- 2 ears corn on the cob
- 1 large head cabbage
- Olive oil, for brushing
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Fresh cracked pepper and sea salt, to taste
- Lemon wedges and fresh lemon thyme, optional
- Begin by husking 2 fresh ears of corn and charring them directly on the grill. Brush the corn lightly with the olive oil to keep it from drying out and to add a hint of flavor.
- Cut a large head of cabbage into slices 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick to make cabbage steaks. Place the cabbage steaks directly onto the grill grates over medium heat. Brush them lightly with olive oil and grill them until they're lightly charred on each side and the cabbage is soft.
- After the cabbage and corn are cooked through, place the cabbage on a large serving platter and cut the grilled corn off the ears and sprinkle them on top of the grilled cabbage steak slices.
- Then drizzle the cabbage steaks and grilled corn with 2 tablespoons of melted butter and squeeze the juice from half of 1 lemon on top of the Summer Grilled Cabbage and Corn salad.
- Finish the salad with fresh cracked pepper and a pinch of sea salt.
- Serve the salad warm and garnish with a small wedge of lemon and some fresh lemon thyme, if you'd like.