Well I figured it is almost summer here – knock on wood – so best time to have some BBQ or grilling type recipes, with a healthy twist. So here is the first of a couple, let’s start with marinated vegetables. You can eat them as a salad, or put them on skewers and grill them on the BBQ like we did. Either way – they were yummy!
Garlic Herb Marinated Vegetables
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Braggs seasoning
1/4 cup organic, extra virgin olive oil
1/4 Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1/8 tsp celtic sea salt
2 Tbsp fresh tarragon leaves, minced
2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, minced
1 Tbsp fresh (fill in herb of your choice here) minced
Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, whisk to blend. Add herbs and stir.
Refrigerate until ready to use, but make sure you use it the same day you make it so the herbs are still fresh. I had planned on soaking the veggies in it for about an hour while I was also marinating some chicken (come back next week for that recipe) but it turned out the chicken was still partly frozen so I left them both in the fridge overnight.
Well, I can tell you that was a happy accident cause the vegetables soaked up the sauce and were so tasty, I wouldn’t do it any other way now.
You can use just about any vegetables but some work better than others for grilling. I recommend: bell peppers (any color but red are so tasty and grill superbly), zucchini, mushrooms (button, crimini or portabello), onions (I had some little pearl onions and I put them on whole, or you can make big chunks of a regular one and use them), asparagus, eggplant, etc. I tried carrots but they took too long to cook compared to the others and we still a bit crunchy – I’d suggest either cutting them small or omitting the carrots.
This is how they looked on the grill.
Doesn’t that make you want to fire up the Barbie! So go on – off you go! Enjoy this weeks Garlic Herb Marinated Vegetables and we’ll be back on the grill next week.
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Garlic Herb Marinated Vegetables Recipe Photo Credit: Her View Photography
Just last week we were doing lots of BBQing and I was thinking, I need some healthy recipes … Here they are today! Thanks! We will try these tomorrow. Something fast and easy when you’ve been working and want a nutritious meal.
This recipe inspired me to go buy a Weber and start grillin
I avoided the crunchy carrot problem by making each skewer all the same kind of vegetable; that way I could adjust the cooking time for each. Great, mouthwatering recipe, thanks!
Grilled veggies are one of my family’s favorites during summer. Some times I grill veggies then toss them into some cooked pasta add grated cheese and you have dinner. You could also do the same thing except chill the pasta and you have a quick and easy pasta salad.
I like to cut the zucchini into planks so it’s easier to handle them on the grill.
Another good marinade idea if your in a hurry during the workeek is to use just about any salad dressing in the store. Just unscrew the cap and pour over your veggies and your done. Balsamic dressings work really well I think.
These vegetables look amazing! I’m definitely giving this recipe a try 🙂