You can savor many fruits and vegetables on the grill or in the broiler.
Enjoy a plant-based diet in unexpected ways when you explore the worlds of grilled vegetables and fruits.
For example, when fresh figs are available, simply slice in half, sprinkle with sea salt and a curl of manchego cheese, place under the broiler for about eight minutes, and enjoy!
Check out an entire gallery of grilled fruit ideas, including Grilled Bananas with Mexican Chocolate Sauce, Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty, and many more…
Savor the rich flavors of grilled leeks, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, and so many other fresh vegetables. And here is a recipe for a fresh Grilled Vegetable Salad. Take a fresh look at grilled corn. Try out Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums. How about Cheese-stuffed Grilled Peppers? You can please almost any palate with grilled treats.
Meat lovers are sure to enjoy Grilled Chicken and Bacon shish kabobs. The picture shows sweet red pepper and onion, which sounds even better to me than the pineapple in the recipe – play with what you have available and find your own favorites!
Seafood on the grill opens up a whole new world, too… with choices like Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Verde or Ginger Shrimp with Charred Tomato Relish or a Grilled Jerk Seafood Medley. A simple yet elegant fish dish with olive oil, herbs and lemon will let always let fresh fish shine, deliciously.
To make sure you are keeping our oceans as well as your family healthy, choose sustainable seafood by consulting www.seafood.org, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Guide to Sustainable Seafood Choices.
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For fresh local produce as well as locally sourced healthy animal proteins for grilling, check out the Statesville Market and Exchange. Find fresh fish to make a delicious meal in minutes, as well as Iredell County raised grass-fed beef and chicken, Buncombe County bison, and more.