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Summer vegetable for sides dishes

Summer vegetable for sides dishes

Image result for summer vegetables                  Fruits and vegetables just taste better when you purchase them in season. The list of top summer vegetables will vary depending on what part of the country you live in. As a general rule, there is a wider variety of colorful vegetables available during the warmer months of the year. The recipes below will be great additions to any picnic or other summertime gatherings.

Summer Grilled vegetables:

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium yellow summer squash
2 cups mushrooms, quartered
1 large tomato, diced
Pinch sea salt
24in x 12in double thick heavy duty foil

Directions:
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over foil
Combine onion, garlic, and ½ teaspoon rosemary; spread over foil
Top with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and tomatoes; drizzle with remaining oil
Sprinkle with remaining rosemary and sea salt.
Fold foil around vegetables, sealing tightly
Grill, covered for 15 – 20 minutes or until tender
Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.
Makes 8 servings.

As seen on Fox2 Meatless Mondays: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/archive/meatless-monday-summer-grilled-vegetables-and-sweet-potato-salad

 

Sweet Potato Salad

 

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Ingredients:
2 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ chopped walnuts
½ cup grapeseed Vegannaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
½ teaspoon grated ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

 

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, cranberries, raisins and walnuts
In a small bowl, combine Vegannaise, lemon juice, orange juice, orange peel, ginger and nutmeg
Fold juice mixture into potato mixture
Cover and chill for 2 hours

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