Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grilled Summer Vegetables with a Scallion Vinaigrette

Healthy foods are easy to come by in the summer months when vegetables are abundant.  At our house, our grill is fired-up at every opportunity.  We grilled a variety of vegetables and served it with a healthy versatile dressing, which is just as good on delicate greens as it is on grilled vegetables, fish, or meat.

Yes, along with those healthy grilled vegetables there was room for a few hot dogs too. 

Until now, it never occurred to us to grill radishes.  Wow, what were we missing!  Radishes really take on a mellow flavor when grilled.  I have added them to our personal list of vegetables that are plentiful and benefit from being grilled.


Grilled Vegetables with a Scallion Vinaigrette
Makes 1 cup
Recipe from Bobby Flay

For the vegetables:
Assorted vegetables suitable for grilling (we used baby portabella mushrooms, radishes, zucchini, yellow squash, and asparagus).

Directions:
Heat grill to high.  Brush the vegetables lightly with olive or canola oil.  Season the vegetables with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.  Grill the vegetables for roughly four minutes on each side until tender.

Vinaigrette Ingredients:
6 scallions, pale and dark green parts only, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
In a blender, puree the scallions, jalapeno, vinegar, water and honey: gradually add the oil.  Add the cilantro and pulse.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Enjoy!

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57 comments:

Anncoo said...

Love Vinaigrette dipping sauce and I don't mind eating that healthy grilled vegetables everyday.

My Little Space said...

Hmm...mm... super love your grilled vegetables platter especially with that vinaigrette dipping! Yummm.... such a great summer outdoor activity to enjoy with the family! Have a great day.
Cheers, kristy

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Yum yum that sounds wonderful. I would never have thought of grilling radishes but will remember for next time when I have a lot. Thanks Diane

Joanne said...

Grilling veggies is an awesome way to prepare them! That vinaigrette sounds delicious.

ThatJewCanCook said...

Love the hot dogs hiding in the back! Need to try grilled radishes, I never in a zillion years would have pictured that!
Andy

Pam said...

Where was this post back in the spring when I had bagfuls of radishes!!??

Katerina said...

These veggies look so juicy and the sauce is the perfect compliment. Nothing can substitute a good grill.

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't eat grilled veggies very often....they look so fresh! I remember I attended a birthday BBQ party some time ago, and the only food I ate was grilled corns. :-))

Barbara said...

Oh Velva, those photos are calling me! I love roasted vegetables!
And your vinaigrette sounds delicious!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So beautiful, and so satisfying! I've been realizing that each vegetable takes on a very unique, sweet flavor when it is grilled or roasted.

TKW said...

Ha! As soon as I saw the words "scallion vinaigrette" I knew this recipe was from the Flay-man! Gorgeous photos!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Grilled vegetables are wonderful! I've never tried grilling radishes but can't wait to try them now after your comment. The scallion vinaigrette sounds like a wonderful condiment for them.

Susi said...

Your plate with the grilled vegetables is stunning! We grill a lot of our veggies as well, it's much easier than heating up the house and the flavor is just out of this world!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

It all looks delicious, but I'm especially intrigued by the grilled radishes. I never would have thought of that!

lakeviewer said...

Oh Yummmmmm!

Julie said...

Love grilled veggies! I will miss them when the weather turns cold. Beautiful colors and choices!

RamblingTart said...

Ohh!! I've never grilled radishes either, Velva. :-) What a fabulous idea. My Mum adores radishes and I'll have to tell her about this right away. :-)

From the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. I've steamed radishes but never grilled them. I'll be tossing them on next time!

Best,
Bonnie

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous! Who needs meat when you have this gorgeous plate of veggies.

Recipe for Delicious said...

Good lord, Velva! What a spread! I would never have thought of grilling rasishes either.

Ana Powell said...

I love grilled vegetables but I have never had grilled radishes, what a great idea.
Awesome barbecue ♥

Marguerite said...

Love grilled veggies and that is one gorgeous platter and the vinaigrette sounds fantastic! Yummm!

grace said...

ah, such a pretty display! the vinaigrette sounds perfect for those marvelous veggies.

Julie said...

That platter of grilled veggies is nothing short of amazing! Who needs meat?!

Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

My Gent and I just put our grill together tonight! I know what's for lunch tomorrow!!

aipi said...

Wat a fantastic way to sneak veggies in our daily diet, looks yummm!! Loved the vinaigrette too:)

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intuitive eggplant said...

Yeah, the scallion vinaigrette recipe!! Your platter of grilled veggies looks absolutely divine. Aren't cooked radishes an interesting taste? Thanks so much for sharing!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've never grilled a radish, but now I've got to try! Thanks~

Dishesdone said...

Your grilled vegetables look absolutely fantastic. Have to try the vinaigrette, looks delicious!

Kim said...

Velva- I love the shot of all the veggies on the grill- gorgeous! I'm in love with the idea of grilled radishes. That must be fantastic.

Mags said...

I get all giggly when I see veggies on the grill. For those who've never tried grilling veggies, they're really missing out on something delicious.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

A friend of mine gave me food that she made this evening. So I had half a bowl of veggies. I was weeping because it's nice to be fed once in a while.

Peanutts said...

yumm, thats a gorgeous looking platter

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Velva, all of those vegetables on the grill look like summer time for sure. I would have never thought of grilling radishes. Clever.

I love sherry vinegar, so I know I would like your vinaigrette too. I imagine you get oohs and ahhs as you present that lovely vegetable platter.
Sam

Sandi said...

Wow those look fabulous Velva!! I love grilled veggies but I never thought to make it with a dressing and yours looks perfect. Will definitely try that over the weekend....thanks for sharing it!

Bonnie said...

I love grilled vegetables. The dressing looks easy and so good. Your grill might be the cleanest one I have ever seen. Amazing.

Haupi said...

How delicious! This shows again you can eat great and healthy at the same time. I love it. I'm your new follower from the Fresh and Clean blog hop. I like for you to come and visit my blog too. I'm looking forward to reading more here. Thanks!

Haupi

teresa said...

i LOVE this! i never would have thought to grill radishes, but now i'm dying to. i also love that dressing!

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow! That grill with all the veggies on it is about the prettiest picture I've ever seen :) I would totally frame it and put it on my wall! I love grilled vegetables and now I really want radishes!

Sues

Sage said...

WOW! those look aamzing; all healthy and good; love your vinaigrette.

5 Star Foodie said...

Grilled veggies are awesome to make right now, your scallion vinaigrette is a terrific accompaniment!

Chris said...

Grilling vegetables makes them tolerable because it makes them almost taste like meat (ha ha ha)!


Seriously though, roasting them on the grill like this brings out their best in my opinion. Better tastes and texture! Nice cook, V.

merrilymarylee said...

Haven't been able to get my husband into grilling vegetables. This picture should change that. YUM!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, what a delicious spread of vegetables! Great with those hotdogs! Yum... thank you for visiting me. You have a fantastic site. I will have to try out the dill and cucumber salad, love the simplicity and it looks good, I love cucumbers. Joining you! Have a nice weekend.

girlichef said...

Oh my...now that is a fabulous summer grillin' platter! I would love to be seated around that w/ a bevvie in hand....

Reeni said...

We have a whole bunch of radishes fresh from the farm market just begging to be grilled! I could happily nosh on that grand plate of veggies with that delicious vinaigrette until it was laid bare!

Pam said...

Velva, this looks delicious! Radishes are great and now I see they will have to be grilled. Way to go!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That looks like an amazing meal. Who needs the hot dogs?! :)

Megan Carroll said...

I would eat those all up...

agrigirl said...

Your blog is so beautiful. I have never grilled a radish but you can bet that I will the next time we have them. What a wonderful meal.

Vickie said...

That dressing sounds like the perfect accompanyment to those beautiful grilled veggies. I've seen more cooked radishes this year - a real first for me - and I always have tons of radishes at the first of summer. Really great pics, too Velva.

Stella said...

All I have to say is that this is a vegetarian dream......lovely.

Karen said...

What a beautiful platter of goodness that is!

The Japanese Redneck said...

It all looks yummy!

UrMomCooks said...

This is my kind of dinner!!! We luv to eat this way! (Thanx for visiting our blog! Hope we will see you again!) Really enjoyed looking around ur recent posts!

Mimi said...

Radishes again. They are popping up all over. Not my favorite raw, but grilling does seem to improve many things.
Mimi

momgateway said...

awesome pictures...your food makes me hungry!

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