Girl Vs. Grill
by Keleigh May on June 14th, 2014

Summer Grilled Vegetables
  • half a bunch asparagus
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 green summer squash
  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Prepare the coals for cooking. Once the coals are ready and your grill is hot, grill orange and red bell peppers whole for a just a few minutes to have some char marks on them. Quater squash. Cut the bottom 1/2 inch off the bottom of asparagus. Cut onions into strips. Once bell pepper has char marks, cool to the touch and then slice into even strips. Place all sliced vegetables in a bowl, zest the lemon over the veggies, then squeeze lemon juice over it. Coat with extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, cilantro, salt and pepper. 
Cover a section of your grill with foil (and grease it) to keep the smaller slices of veggies from falling through the grates. Typically the center of the grill will be the hottest and the outer edges will be the coolest.  As you cook your veggies, you can move them to the outside edges to keep them warm and slow their cooking.  Grill the squash until grill marks are present, then move over to the foil.  Grill the peppers and onions on the foil until cooked.  Place the asparagus on the top rack to keep it from burning and it will cook faster than the rest of the veggies.  Once veggies have been started, you can shut the lid of the grill to retain the heat inside the grill.  Once veggies have finished cooking (5 - 7 minutes), take them off the grill, transport inside, and cut squash into small bite sized pieces.  Combine all veggies onto a dish and serve.

Let's Get Grill...

Ok, I have a confession.....I really don't like the grill. To me its like a kitchen appliance that suffers from bipolar disorder, its hot, its cold, its a mess. It takes forever to heat up, which for those who have ADD like myself is a major no/no because I've already lost interest by the time it heats up (anybody want waffles?!?). And how does it ever get clean, I just don't know people, I just don't know. BUT, it just wouldn't be summer without the smell of charcoal, so I allow my dear sweet husband to be the king of the grill at our house. I decided to come up with a veggie dish that Chef Joe could grill up for me. The boys loved it, and I have to say, it was really pretty, yep, grill marks make food pretty. Whether you're a fellow grill-aphobe, or a grill master, where there's a meal, there's a way!
The Guardian of the Grill, Count Charcoal, the Friend of Fire, the Wielder of the Tongs,
my husband, Joe May. 

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