A grilled vegetable platter is not only beautiful, but easy to prepare, delicious and healthy. You can serve it alone or with a dip. Vegetables can be grilled on a stovetop grill pan or on your outdoor grill. Both are delicious! Below is what I use, but add or delete based on your personal taste buds. This will serve a crowd, 12+
3-4 Roma tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters, depending on size or cherry tomatoes, whole
4-5 purple potatoes, cut into halves or quarters, depending on size
4-5 golden potatoes, cut into halves or quarters, depending on size
1 bunch asparagus
2 each small red peppers and yellow peppers, quartered
2-3 red onion, cut into quarters
1 container bella mushrooms, cut in half
2 zucchini, cut into 3/4 inch slices
2 yellow squash, cut into 3/4 inch slices
3/4 LB brussel sprouts, bottoms cut off
Wash all veggies. Heat up grill or grill pan to medium high heat. While heating, put cut potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Heat potatoes over high heat until they boil. Boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and drain. Rinse with cold water and set aside. Grill onion, brussel sprouts, potatoes, peppers and asparagus in turn over medium high heat until a fork can pierce each vegetable. Remove and set aside. Grill tomatoes, squash and zucchinni until there are visible grill marks, 3-4 minutes. Add bella mushrooms and grill until visible grill marks. Arrange vegetables on a large platter and serve at room temperature. If you want to serve the vegetables with a dip, trusty old Ranch dressing is always a good choice.
The broccoli will be ready to pick in about a week. Such a versatile vegetable. It is delicious raw in salads or served with dip (my Crack Dip is a very tasty "partner" for broccoli and other vegetables). Another great way to serve broccoli is to steam or boil broccoli briefly to lightly reduce the "crunch" and drain. Add a few chopped tomatoes and green onions. Mix the vegetables with my Crazy Good Dressing (CGD). If you don't have that, use your favorite olive oil based dressing and enjoy!
One of our recent customers sent this photo of a recent dinner that included our Crazy Good Dressing (CGD). CGD is truly the most versatile item you can have ready to go in your pantry. Get yours today by contacting me here, or purchase it at Kowalski's gourmet markets and other locations listed on www.crazygooddressing.com.
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