When summer comes everyone wants to grill something delicious and eat outside. Vegetarians are often clueless about what to do when that urge strikes. When your meat-eating friends are grilling steaks and chicken, what are you supposed to do? Nuke another veggie burger?
We have found that grilled or broiled Vegetable Wraps are not only delicious, but beautiful — much more colorful and appetizing than a hunk of brown meat. Plus, you can do all the slicing and dicing the day before and allow the veggies to marinate overnight. The next day you only have to broil or grill them for a few minutes, and they’re ready to wrap.
Any combination of 1/2 inch sliced zucchini, yellow summer squash, eggplant, and red, green, and/or yellow sweet peppers . (Slice enough to fill a large oblong glass lasagna-type casserole dish).
1 large onion cut into eighths
2 – 3 cloves of thinly sliced fresh garlic
1/3 c olive oil
2 – 3 Tbsps. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
Drizzle marinade mixture over vegetables and gently stir and toss to coat them. (Use more marinade if desired). Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day:
Preheat oven on BROIL setting. Spread marinated vegetables on a large PAM-sprayed baking sheet (with sides). Broil for 4 minutes, turn veggies, broil for another 4 minutes. Repeat until done. This doesn’t take too long — about 10 – 15 minutes total. The veggies will be done when they are slightly wilted and browned. — OR —
If you want to use your outdoor gas grill instead of the oven broiler, just put the prepared vegetables on a double thickness of PAM-sprayed heavy-duty aluminum foil. Cover with another double layer foil, and securely seal edges. Place on center grate and turn package over once or twice during cooking.
Serve on whole wheat tortilla wraps with veggie cheese and Creamy Herb Dressing*