Looking for a quick weeknight dinner, a dish to impress, or an easy way to make veggies ahead of time for meal prep day? I’ve got a delicious solution that will satisfy all of these (very) different needs – a simply grilled vegetable platter with a garlic herb oil dipping sauce!
Growing up, my mom was the king (err… queen) of the grill. Her go-to weeknight dinner on the grill was usually some kind of protein and a nice variety of grilled vegetables. I vividly remember how she always marinated the veggies in a balsamic vinaigrette before throwing them on the grill, which added a robust flavor without overpowering the natural deliciousness of the veggies.
Even though I’ve adopted somewhat of a different way of cooking in my own kitchen, there’s always times that I like to go back to the basics. To me, there’s nothing better than a delicious spread of veggies that have been seared with grill marks and infused with a flavor that can only be achieved by the grill.
Selfishly, I’m a fan of the grill because it means less clean up in the kitchen, and more times than not, I can convince my husband to take over so that I can kick back and relax. Not a bad deal, right?
Grilled veggies are a delicious way to fill your dinner plate, toss into a leafy green salad, or add on top of quinoa with a dollop of hummus for a quick and easy lunch. In this recipe, the natural flavors of the veggies are enhanced with a super simple balsamic marinade to amp up the flavor before grilling, then a garlic herb dipping oil to add even more deliciousness at the end.
For this recipe, you can use any vegetables that you have on hand or that are in season. I chose spring green onions, bell peppers, eggplant and asparagus, but mushrooms and zucchini would work well here, too.
So who’s up for taking a trip to the local farmer’s market over the weekend and grilling up your delicious finds with this super simple recipe?
This recipe is a part of my weekly menu plans that I send to subscribers of the FitLiving Eats community.
If you make these Grilled Veggies, let me know! Leave a comment below or snap a pic on Instagram and tag it with @fitlivingeats and #fitlivingeats. I love seeing your recipe creations!