Monday, June 30, 2014

Red, White and Blue Grilled Veggies

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Here's a simple way to add some of the season's colors to your 4th of July celebration.
How, by grilling some red, white and blue veggies of course!

Love the seasonal simplicity behind this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower chopped into bite sized pieces
2 red peppers, roughly chopped into large pieces
1 onion, roughly chopped into large pieces
15 small blue potatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp minced garlic

Wash and poke fork holes into blue potatoes.  Cook the blue potatoes in the microwave for approximately 8-10 minutes on high.  Remove and slice in half.  Add the cauliflower, red peppers, onion and blue potatoes into a large bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic.  Pour over veggies.

Place the mixture into a grill safe vegetable pan and grill over a medium hot fire for about 20 minutes or until veggies are soft.




Keeping it simple with seasoning allows all the flavors of the veggies to come out.  And those flavors, after being on the grill, are incredible!  The veggies have this nice smoky flavor too.  Chunks of tomato would be a yummy addition, but put those on at the end of your cooking because they will get too soft.  Also, having precooked the potatoes allows them to cook along side of the rest of the vegetables.  Otherwise they will need much more time on the grill.

As you prepare for your 4th of July festivities, add this to your side dishes.  It's colorful and tastes so good.
The aroma while it is cooking will make your tastes buds water!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,