Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grilled Vegetable Medley Packets

These simple grilled veggies packets are perfect for summer. The veggies stay tender during grilling and clean up is a snap.
Well, it's grilling season again at our house. Actually grilling season is at least 6 -8 months out of the year here in North Texas. Today's menu is steak and bratwurst, veggies and a summer salad. I guess anything prepared on the grill on a hot summer day is a perfect summer time meal. 

I was looking for a simple side dish to go with our meal and I was lucky enough to find some vegetables on clearance at the grocery store. "Clearance Vegetables" sound kind of weird but it's really pretty great.  

Our local grocery store has a section in the produce department where they bag up some of the fruits and veggies that need to be sold rather quickly. Not because they're bad. but because they are really ripe and need to be sold quickly. 

I found a mixed bag of everything I needed to make these wonderful Grilled Veggie Packets. The total cost for all the veggies was $1.49!!!! That's really exciting for me because, I love finding a bargain. 

One day I was able to snag a bag of 20 California Cuties for $1.00 (California Cuties are a brand of clementines). That was a awesome find. So believe me I always stop and check out the bargain produce section anytime I am in the store. 

If your lucky enough to have a garden you might have some yellow squash, zucchini squash and carrots on hand which is even better. These grilled veggie packets turned out so perfect and the flavor was wonderful, not to mention how easy it was to throw together. I think these would be a great side dish for grilled chicken, beef or fish. 


To start add all of the cut vegetables to a large bowl.



add olive oil, basil salt & pepper and toss to coat everything.



Place half of the vegetables on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. (About 18 inches) Add the fresh rosemary sprigs



Fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly. Repeat with remaining vegetables and seal 2ND packet. I only did half a recipe so I just had one packet.


Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning once.


Viola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remove fresh rosemary and dig in.






Grilled Vegetable Medley Packets 

1/4 - cup olive oil
2 - tablespoons minced fresh basil
2 - 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - teaspoon pepper
2 - 3 yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2- 3 zucchini squash, cut into 1/2 inch slices 
1 - pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
5 - carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slice

In a large bowl mix together olive oil, basil and salt and pepper. 

Add all the cut up vegetables and toss to coat. 

Place half of the vegetables on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). 

Fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly to make a packet. 

Repeat with remaining vegetables. 

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning once.



3 comments:

Debbie said... #

mmmm.....looks great!
and today is our "Farmer's Market", so I have this on my list!

Stephanie said... #

This looks so colorful and delicious! And your limeade above so refreshing!!!!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Stephanie the veggie medley was very good. Although my husband didnt eat much, he picked and ate only the carrot and potatoes, but i ate everything else. LOL thanks for stopping by.