The Taste of Summer is now available at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Now available: peppers, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, garlic scapes and much more. Grilling vegetables is a delightful way to enjoy the beginning of the summer harvest bounty.

Try out Grilled Summer Vegetables

Ingredients –

  • 2 Medium Zucchini
  • 2 Medium Summer Squash
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 lemon

Note: When shopping for vegetables, try to select Zucchini and Summer Squash that are about the same size and thickness. This will help create uniform slices.

Preheat the grill.

Slice Zucchini, Squash into ½ inch thick disks. Place the slices into a large bowl and coat liberally with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Roast the Peppers. Set aside until the final assembly of the dish.

Grill the vegetable slices on each side until nicely browned grill marks appear. To create quadillage or cross-marks, place each slice on a hot grill. Allow the first set of grill marks to appear. Then rotate each slice 90 degrees to create cross marks. Flip each one and repeat on the other side.

Note: Be careful not to burn the vegetables. They char very quickly when the grill is hot.

Remove grilled vegetables from the grill and allow them to cool. Arrange the vegetables (including the Roasted Bell Peppers) on a platter in a decorative fashion.

Squeeze fresh Lemon juice over them right before serving.