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Tastes of the Season: Grilling Vegetables

Elena Harrington


Jul 15th, 2016

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From weekend barbecues and weeknight dinners to summer entertaining and family cookouts, transform vegetables this season with fire-grilled flavor! Summer is the perfect opportunity to experiment with the grill and go beyond classic entrée grilling. Instead, add incredible flavor and texture to your favorite veggies this summer by grilling them. From asparagus to corn and even romaine lettuce, grilling vegetables will transform your summer favorites for a new take on these seasonal staples.

Zesty Grilled Asparagus

Take roasted asparagus to the next level this summer by grilling it instead! Olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan and red pepper flakes add zesty flavor to nutrient-packed asparagus. Try this Zesty Grilled Asparagus recipe as a side at your next dinner party. This recipe pairs well with grilled chicken and crisp white wines.

Easy Grilled Corn

Simplify corn on the cob by grilling it with this Easy Grilled Corn recipe! This summer staple is easy to prepare on the grill—simply soak the corn in the husks for 30 to 45 minutes, grill it and then remove the husks to reveal perfectly cooked corn. Add your favorite toppings like butter, sea salt and pepper or mix it up by adding some parmesan cheese, too. This recipe is perfect paired with other summer staples like burgers, grilled chicken and fish.

Grilled Roasted Bell Pepper

From salads to sandwiches, top your summer favorites with Grilled Roasted Bell Peppers. Select your favorite color peppers and prepare them with fire-grilled flavor. Ready in just 20 minutes, this simple recipe is a great way to add flavor and nutrients to your favorite staples. Try adding them to an entrée salad at dinner and then use the leftovers to top your sandwich at lunch the next day!


Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Grill Portobello mushrooms this season for a unique side dish or vegetarian entrée option. Ready in under 20 minutes, this simple Grilled Portobello Mushroom recipe is a great addition to any summer meal. Or, place the grilled mushroom cap on your favorite bread or bun with your favorite toppings for a delicious vegetarian sandwich option!

Grilled Caesar Salad

Transform this classic salad by grilling the romaine lettuce in this Grilled Caesar Salad recipe! Use garlic, olive oil and lemon juice on the romaine to prep for grilling and infuse with delicious flavor. Grilling the romaine changes the texture and consistency of the lettuce and add fire-grilled flavor. Topped with Caesar dressing and shaved parmesan cheese, this salad is great served as a side salad or delicious served with grilled chicken or salmon as an entrée salad.

This season, enjoy transforming your favorite vegetables by grilling them. For more summer grilling inspiration, visit our Grilling Pinterest board!

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