June 12, 2015

Veggies on the Grill

Veggies on the grill is one of my favourite go-to summer sides.
A few years back, I learned about the grill basket and promptly acquired one. 
It's been put to good use around here.  Mostly for grilling up veggies. 

The method is simple and the ingredients can 
be as varied as you want them to be.

First, choose the types and amounts of veggies you will need.
Then, clean and chop those veggies up into big chunks and divide into freezer bags.
Last, pour in a good amount of Zesty Italian Dressing and
let marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.

Don't forget to place the bag(s) into a casserole dish to catch any potential leaks.
Turn at least four times during the marinating process ~ the more, the better.
The next day, fire up your BBQ, place the empty grill basket 
on the rack, and let it get smokin' hot.  

Drain excess dressing off your veggies and dump into the grill basket.
Be careful.  The oil in the dressing might cause splatters and flares.

Reduce heat to medium, and stir frequently to get an evenly cooked batch of veggies.
Close the lid of the BBQ between stirrings in order to allow 
the veggies to cook more thoroughly and give them a smoky flavour.

This particular batch served the five of us generously.
There were enough for seconds all around.

This is what I used ~ one large red onion,
a big handful of asparagus, two large red bell peppers,
1/2 lb mushrooms, and one medium head of cauliflower.
The veggies were divided up between two freezer bags
and a full bottle (475 ml) of dressing was needed for the two bags.

Do you have a grill basket?
If so, what do you cook in it? 

Happy Grilling!
With Love, Camille


Esther said...

I can't wait to try this!! We love veggies as a side but usually steam them. Where did you get your grill basket?

Camille said...

Esther ~ I am sure your crew will like them. :) I got my basket at SuperStore...it's their own PC brand. Hugs, Camille

Nikki said...

I have never seen a grill basket. These sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Nikki ~ They are SO good! Even non-veggie-loving kids might approve. Hugs to you! Camille

Pam said...

I got my husband a grill basket like that a couple of years ago for Father's Day. He loved it, and we use it all the time as well. I am loving your ideas, and am going to link you in my current post.

Camille said...

Pam ~ Awww..thanks for the link my friend! Hugs! Camille