Grilling Summer Vegetables

Lots of fabulous vegetables are available at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Grilling them is a quick, easy way to enjoy summer veggies (and easy on the kitchen clean up).
Here is a reference chart form the Old Farmers Almanac website.

HOW TO GRILL VEGETABLES

This quick how-to guide on grilling vegetables gives preparation and grilling time instructions to make delicious, healthy meals in 20 minutes or less.

VEGETABLE HOW TO PREPARE GRILLING TIME
Artichokes Cut in half lengthwise, press down on them to spread the leaves open. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. 15–20 minutes per side, or until base is tender.
Asparagus Roll spears in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 5–10 minutes; turn every few minutes until tender.
Corn Leave the stem and husk on. Pull back the husk, remove the silk, and soak for 15 minutes in cold water. Then carefully pull the husk back up, smoothing and twisting it if necessary so it stays closed. 10–20 minutes; turn several times.
Eggplant Cut in half lengthwise or into circles about ¼ inch thick. Brush with olive oil. 4–5 minutes per side.
Fennel Remove the stalks and cut the bulb in half lengthwise, or slice, keeping part of the root attached. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. (Lightly steam large bulbs before grilling.) 5–6 minutes per side.
Leeks Cut white portions in half lengthwise and wash well in warm water. Brush with olive oil. (Lightly steam large leeks before grilling.) 4–6 minutes per side.
Mushrooms Use large caps, such as Portobello. Brush with olive oil and slice after grilling. 8–10 minutes per side.
Onions Cut into ½-inch slices. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. 8–10 minutes per side.
Peppers Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, remove seeds, and brush with olive oil. 6–10 minutes skin side down, then 3–4 minutes on the other side.
Summer Squash/Zucchini Cut into thirds or halves. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. 5–8 minutes per side.

 

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