Friday, July 16, 2010

Homegrown Veggie Medley Recipe

Having a garden can be work, but it is oh so rewarding when the harvest starts!

All of the vegetables & herbs in this dish came from our garden {with the exception of the mushrooms}.  It was super quick and delicious.  After grilling chicken for dinner, Sew Daddy just put this in his handy-dandy saute' pan for the grill.  In a few minutes, we had the most divine side dish EV-AH!!!  For those who refrain from eating meat, this would be a delicious vegetarian dish too.

If you don't have your own garden, the local farmers market has everything you need to create your own medley to grill AND the farmers will appreciate your business!  You can put together your own combination, but I'll share what we used.

Nothing was measured in this creation.  Use as much or as little as you like!  :)

Grilled Garden Veggie Medley
4-5 garden fresh yellow squash
1 garden fresh Japanese eggplant
1/2 garden fresh Zucchini-zilla {or a couple of regular zukes}
1 handful garden fresh grape tomatoes, whole or cut in half
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms {portabellos would be delicious here too}
6-8 leaves garden fresh basil, cut into a chiffonade
garden fresh thyme, as much as you like
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper
extra virgin olive oil

Cut the squash, eggplant, & zukes into slices about 1/2" thick.  In a bowl, combine veggies with tomatoes, herbs & garlic.  Add salt & pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil, not to much; just enough to coat everything well.  Grill until desired doneness & enjoy!

If you don't have a grill, you may also roast the veggies in a 350' oven for 20-30 minutes or until they reach your desired state of doneness.