Ahhh the grill. The quintessential summer cooking method. Ryan loves throwing the usual suspects on the grill. You know, steaks, hot dogs, bratwurst, burgers etc. He even throws some corn on from time to time. But other than that vegetables aren’t something that are usually grilled in our backyard, until now. Now that I have tried this vegetable salad, I am going to grill every vegetable I can get my hands on. That’s right I am going to grill.
I’ve always been a little scared of the grill. I’m not sure why. I just always viewed that as Ryan’s territory. I have a good handle on the kitchen. He handles the outdoor cooking. Until a couple of weeks ago when I said to him “I want grilled chicken for dinner. And I am going to grill it.”
Rightfully so. I mean I said it with such conviction and I hadn’t grilled before. Not even a hot dog.
I did it though. And it was good. It was really good. (the second time I tried to grill chicken not so much, but let’s not talk about that)
After that first go around with the chicken, I found I had a new found love. I loved grilling. Standing over the hot BBQ, watching my food get those beautiful grill lines. Oh yeah, I was hooked. And I still am. I want to grill everything. Which is why I grilled this vegetable salad the other night and used every vegetable I had on hand to make it.
The result was marvelous. It’s chock full of chard, tomatoes, zucchini, walla walla sweet onions and portobello mushrooms. The only seasonings are a little olive oil and salt and pepper. And that is all you need because the grill really makes these vegetables shine.
Now…what else can I grill?
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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