A grilled entrée is delicious but creating a well-rounded meal requires some healthy BBQ side dishes. Some of these can be cooked on the grill while others like salads do not require any cooking. Here are some great recipes for side dishes that will complement your grilled entrees with the class and style they deserve.
Grilled Herbed Vegetable ingredients:
• 4 cups mixed vegetables like peppers, zucchini, eggplant, squash, green beans, and red onions
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 teaspoons fresh or ½ teaspoon dried, crushed rosemary
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• Mixing spoon
• Medium bowl
Step 1: Combine rosemary, garlic, salt, and olive oil in the bowl.
Step 2: Add vegetables and toss to coat. Spoon the vegetables onto the foil. Bring the opposite edges of the foil together and use a double fold to seal tightly. Enclose the vegetables by folding in the remaining ends but allow some space for steam to accumulate.
Step 3: Heat grill to medium and direct grill the package of vegetables for 20 minutes or until they are tender, turning the package halfway into the cooking time.
Step 4: Remove package from grill, open it, and season vegetables to taste. Serve as a side dish.
Grilled Corn on the Cob ingredients:
• 6 ears fresh corn
• 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 14 teaspoon dried, crushed thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh snipped thyme
• Large saucepan
• Small grill-safe saucepan
• Mixing spoon
• Vegetable brush
• Basting brush
• Kitchen string (optional)
Step 1: Peel the corn husks back without removing them. Remove the corn silk with a vegetable brush. Pull the husks back around the corn cobs.
Step 2: Put the corn into the saucepan and cover it with cold water. Let soak for 1 hour and then drain the water. Shake the corn to remove any excess water. Cover as much of the cobs as possible with the husks, using wet kitchen string to tie together husk tips, if necessary.
Step 3: Grill corn in husks on medium-hot temperature until tender (approximately 25 minutes), turning periodically. Remove from heat and remove corn husks.
Step 4: Combine thyme, lemon juice, and butter or margarine in the small saucepan. Heat pan on the grill until the butter or margarine melts. Brush this over the corn prior to serving.