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Monday, October 19, 2009

Grilled Vegetables

I dedicate this recipe to Azza, my pregnant bff who craved this dish from across the country :)

Everything about this dish is wonderful! The flavors are robust, the assortment is colorful, it is healthy, low fat, easy to prepare...the list goes on and on!

I ALWAYS serve up a dish of these at a BBQ, and it really is a nice side dish to accompany all the meat/poultry options. BBQ events are supposed to be fun and relaxing with minimal prep work, and these veggies are no exception! For an even easier version than outdoor grilling, I use my George Foreman grill and they taste just the same as outdoor grilled veggies.

Sometimes I toss all the ingredients together and grill them all at once, but in this picture I grilled each vegetable separate and arranged them as such on the serving dish.

TOTALLY experiment with the vegetables. Everytime I make these veggies the ingredients will differ. I like to add artichoke hearts, fresh bell peppers, corn bits, asparagus...whatever chunky vegetable I have! I would be interested to find out how pumpkin would taste...maybe I'll try it and update you guys :)

-1 cup baby zucchini (if using a large zucchini, chop into chunks)
-1 cup baby yellow squash (if using a large squash, chop into chunks)
-1 cup baby carrots
-1 large red onion, cut into large cubes
-1 cup crimini mushrooms
-1 cup grape tomatoes

-1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
-1/3 cup olive oil
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
-salt and pepper to taste

To make
-Mix all the marinade ingredients together and coat the veggies with the marinade.
-Grill for about 5-10 minutes on a George Foreman grill (depending on your grill and how well-done you like them). If you are using an outdoor grill these will take a few minutes longer.
-Serve and enjoy!

These are equally delicious as leftovers! You can chop them up finely and turn them into veggie quesidellas or use them for the  grilled vegetable couscous salad!


  1. these are crisp, colorful and overall a really delicious and easy recipe. thanks savvy chef! you da best!

  2. its nice to have the veggies seperate because then peope can pick and choose what they like. i agree with the comment above, colorful! it encouraged my kids to eat them even though they dont even like vegetables that much!

  3. "Colorful" is definitely a word I hear a lot about this dish, I'm glad you guys are enjoying it.

    After all...we eat with our eyes first...

  4. These Grilled Veggies were amazing, so tender, yet cruncy with a burst of flavor!!