Grilled Balsamic Vegetables

Easy
Servings: 8
Prep: 10 minutes
20 minutes

Summary

Summary:  XXXX

Does the warmer weather have you in the mood for grilling? Try this recipe for a healthy, easy, flavorful side dish.

Made with a variety of bell peppers, squash and mushrooms, you can easily substitute with any seasonal produce. Try it with a marinade of olive oil and balsamic reduction to add a light sweetness.

Fun fact: Using olive oil will enhance your body's ability to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins from the vegetables.

Ingredients

Ingredients:  XXXX

3 medium bell peppers, chopped (red, yellow or orange)
2 medium zucchini, thickly sliced
1 medium cauliflower head, cut into small florets
1 container baby bella mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup balsamic vinegar, reduced (or 1/4 cup pre-made balsamic reduction)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Preparation

Preparation:  XXXX

  1. Place chopped vegetables and mushrooms in large mixing bowl.
  2. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper to coat evenly.
  3. Add vegetables to a grill basket and grill over medium heat for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are fork tender. You can also spread vegetables evenly over 1-2 baking sheets and roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F, stirring after 10 minutes.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan.
  5. Reduce heat to medium/low and let the vinegar simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The reduction is done when the vinegar has thickened enough to lightly coat the spoon.
  6. Let the balsamic glaze cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator; it will continue to thicken as it cools.
  7. To serve, drizzle glaze over roasted vegetables and garnish with chopped fresh basil.