Friday, July 25, 2014

Vegetable Marinade - Weekend Recipe

I like how grilling brings out the sweetness of vegetables and in the summer when the vegetables are fresh this is just so much fun.  I have been experimenting with dressing for grilled vegetables.  An herbal butter is wonderful on hot cooked vegetables but in the summer something slightly more tart may be called for so I have been crafting vinaigrettes to toss the cooked veggies in.  This recipes seems to be the best (or at least the most popular.)

Basil Vinaigrette for Vegetables

3 Tbls olive or canola oil
1 Tbls plus 2 tsp. basil or purple basil herb vinegar
1 Tbls minced onion (finely chop or grate a wedge of an onion)
½ tsp. fresh bruised lemon thyme leaves
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh basil leaves
3 or 4 needles of rosemary finely minced


Grill your vegetables, like egg plant, zucchini or summer squash, cherry tomatoes or tomato slices, green or colored peppers in any combination.  Place the dressing ingredients together in a cruet and shake well.  Toss the cooked veggies with the dressing and serve immediately.  This recipe can make a great grilled veggie salad if you chill the veggies before serving with the dressing.

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