Roasted Summer Vegetables

roasted summer vegetables

It's time to break out the grill and enjoy some outdoor fun! Why not break out of the box this year, too. Summertime grilling doesn’t need to consist only of traditional hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks. Try some healthier options by throwing your favorite vegetables on the grill.

Plant-Based Eating

By increasing the amount of plant foods you eat, you also increase your intake of fiber and important nutrients that can help lower your risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.


  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 small green zucchini, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 small purple onion, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, same as above
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley


  1. Toss first three ingredients with oil and seasonings.
  2. Toss vegetables with olive oil mixture and place in oil sprayed grill basket.
  3. Grill with lid closed over medium coals or lava rocks, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender (approx. 10-12 minutes).
  4. Place in a large bowl and toss with balsamic vinegar and parsley.

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