Dinner Tonight wishes you a happy and healthy Memorial Day! Enjoy
Now we all know the grill was made for cooking steak, hamburger and other barbeque favorites but have you ever thought about grilling fruits and vegetables? The grill is a great method to cook fruits and vegetables because of how quickly they cook and the unique flavor it incorporates. You can grill almost any fruit or vegetable, so let your creativity flow. Check out this weeks video and recipes of my favorite grilled fruits and vegetables.
A few key things to remember when grilling fruits or vegetables – size matters. The smaller and thinner your fruits and veggies, the shorter the cooking time. Also, always brush olive oil on the produce before grilling, this will lessen the risk of burning and sticking. For a variety of fruits and vegetables, use wooden or metal skewers and make fruit/veggie kabobs for a nutritious side dish.
So get out outside and start up that grill for some healthy cooking. Have a happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend.
Choose a firm dark purple eggplant for grilling. If you push the flesh with you finger, it should bounce back. You can also use Japanese eggplant as well. [Read more…]
Grilling the watermelon caramelizes the natural sugars in the fruit. Serve with balsamic vinegar, feta and mint leaves or jalapeño juice for a sweet and spicy variation.
Grilling the peaches brings out the sweetness of the fruit. Choose firm slightly ripened peaches for grilling. [Read more…]