Gourmet Veggie Mama

Vegetable mixed grill with basil vinaigrette

With a freshly delivered CSA box brimming with fresh vegetables and a beautiful, sunny evening ahead of us, could there be any better way to enjoy it than to fire up the grill, open a nice bottle of rosé, and sit out on the back porch? That’s exactly what we did on Friday night.

While I chopped the veggies, the hubby preheated the grill and pulled a couple of quinoa burgers out of the freezer.

Hello, my lovelies.

He grilled dinner, and I made a simple basil vinaigrette to serve on the vegetables: a fresh-from-the-farm mix of pearl onions, zucchini, summer squash, purple potatoes.

Oh yeah.

Add some sliced grilled onions and a little wilted spinach to the burgers, and you’ve got a lovely meal to enjoy on the back porch while the sun sets.

Basil Vinaigrette
Original recipe from Food & Wine, with my modifications

1 large clove of garlic
1 large bunch of basil, leaves picked and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Tbs champagne vinegar
pinch of crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

In a blender or food processor, pulse the garlic until chopped. Add the basil and pulse until finely chopped. Add the oil, vinegar and crushed red pepper and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

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7 Thoughts on “Vegetable mixed grill with basil vinaigrette

  1. This looks delicious! I love grilling veggies. And that basil vinaigrette looks like it took the veggies to a whole new level 🙂

    I would love for you to link up this recipe…a great, easy option for a healthy treat! http://inherchucks.com/2012/05/16/whats-in-the-box-26/.

  2. Great photos! I love the basil vinaigrette too – something different than pesto.

  3. This basil vinaigrette sounds so good. All I need is the champagne vinegar – I might just make a special trip to the store for it! 🙂

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