Grilled Vegetables with Rosemary Lemon Vinaigrette

I love grilled vegetables.  It was supposed to be another early season, cookout weekend, but the April showers seem to have arrived early.  I had planned to smoke a pork loin over cherry wood outside, but I had to make do with my indoor grill/griddle which is actually a treat to use.   It is a Lodge Professional cast iron grill and weighs 16lbs.!  I had always wanted a cheap cast iron version to play with, but my husband went whole hog and got me the mother of all forged cast iron pieces as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago.  I love it and use it almost every day, sometimes a couple of times a day.  So, to be stuck inside on cookout day wasn’t so bad and it felt like summer to be grilling and eating fresh vegetables for our dinner.  The smoked loin became Maple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops, perfect with the grilled vegetables and roasted corn on the cob that I threw in the oven half an hour before serving time.

Ingredients:

Tomatoes

Red potatoes, roasted or baked ahead of time until tender

Green onions

Celery

Bell peppers

Yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, cauliflower steaks, or even radicchio heads cut in half are also great grilled!!

Salt & Pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

Rosemary Lemon Vinaigrette

Method:

Slice tomatoes in half.  Cut the dry and root ends off the green onions.  Cut the sides off of the bell peppers to portion or cut in half and remove seeds and pith.  Trim celery into long stalks.  Cut roasted potatoes in half.  Sprinkle all with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  Grill until tender and wilted.  Red bell peppers are delicious grilled to black and the blackened skins scraped off.

Lay all grilled vegetables out onto a platter.  Drizzle with the vinaigrette.

You can allow the vegetables to marinate in the vinaigrette and serve at room temperature or serve immediately, hot from the grill.

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    edibletapestry
    March 28, 2011

    You have no idea how far from the truth that is. lol It’s really amazing that I am pulling them off at all. These pics. were taken below under-the-cabinet flourescents I had to install when the overhead lighting in our old farmhouse kitchen went on the fritz (about the time I started the blog, of course). They give me so much light I kept them after the lighting was repaired. I have two places with a little natural light to take pics., but it’s been so rainy that’s not even working.

    Thank you, though. My little Kodak Easyshare has made a world of difference. It has replaced a much more expensive camera and takes much better pictures.

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      whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight
      March 28, 2011

      Wow-I can’t believe that. I’m trying to work out better lighting for my photos but the lamp that I have keeps reflecting off of the plates and making in look darker for some reason. I suppose you can’t expect too much from an iPhone camara. Kudos to you for making them look a million dollars. :)

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