Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetables with Herbed Olive Oil

Recipe: grilled summer vegetables with herbed olive oil 1
Grilled summer vegetables

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This nutrition-packed recipe makes a delicious salad. And its uses are endless. It also can be the base for other salads, added to pasta dishes and mixed with deli turkey or chicken to make a sandwich.

Prep Time: 28 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Table of Contents


  • 1 small eggplant (about ¾ lb.), cut into 3/4 inch slices
  • Salt
  • 2 ears fresh or frozen corn on the cob*
  • 1 large yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise into 3/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 orange or red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 (½ inch) slice red onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoons garlic-pepper seasoning
  • ½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

About 6 1-cup servings or 12 ½-cup servings

* Can substitute 1 cup frozen corn for the corn on the cob.


  1. Heat grill to medium direct heat.  Brush or drizzle eggplant, corn, squash, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, onion and garlic with 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning. Place all on grill (placing garlic on a small square of aluminium foil on grill); grill covered 7 to 11 minutes, or until hot and tender-crisp, turning once or twice.
  3. Remove vegetables from grill as they are done. Cool slightly.
  4. Cut corn from cobs; discard cobs. Peel garlic; mash or finely chop. Place corn and garlic in medium bowl.  Coarsely chop remaining grilled vegetables; add (with any accumulated juices) to bowl.
  5. Add remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, thyme leaves, remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning and salt; toss to mix.
  6. Serve as side dish or see serving suggestions below.

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