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Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Medley with Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled Vegetable Medley with Blue Cheese DressingWe were finally able to fire up the grill this weekend… and by we I mean my husband – I still have no idea how to use the thing. It doesn’t help that it is missing knobs and ghetto rigged to where only he knows how to turn it on. I’m not feeling bitter about that at all.*ahem*

Did you know that when I first met my husband, he pretty much would only eat two vegetables and that was it… corn and potatoes. From what he tells me, he was a typical Iowa farm kid who grew up on a pretty stringent diet of meat and potatoes. As would be expected, right? 

It makes me smile when I hear things like “I could eat only this for dinner and be happy” and the “this” he is referring to is a big bowl of grilled vegetables. Squash, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Sweet Onions… my meat and potatoes guy would be perfectly happy if I set a big bowl of vegetables in front of him and called it dinner. We’ve come a long way, baby!

Marzetti Simply Dressed  Blue Cheese Dressing

Of course, even though I love grilled vegetables, I love to doctor them up sometimes too. Today, we made a Grilled Vegetable Medley and drizzled / tossed them with a bit of Kosher Salt, cracked black pepper and Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese salad dressing. It was the easiest way to add a little all natural goodness to the fresh, grilled vegetables. The flavor of the Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese dressing complimented the grilled vegetables perfectly. Such a tasty dish!

As grilling season finally gets under way, remember your grill can serve a purpose other than grilling up a big juicy steak or burgers! Try throwing some vegetables on the grill  with a little seasoning and topping off with some Marzetti Simply Dressed dressing (there are a variety of flavors that would totally work with this recipe!). Who knows… you may even decide to skip the steaks next time!

Enjoy!

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Medley with Blue Cheese Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Medley with Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled vegetables get a touch of pizazz with Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese Dressing!

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini sliced into one inch pieces
  • 1 butternut squash, sliced into one inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into 1 inch strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into 1 inch strips
  • 4 fresh Basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese Dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine zucchini, squash, onion, bell peppers and fresh basil leaves in a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat.
  2. Place on a grill pan We actually use this pan from Pampered Chef Grill, uncovered, over medium-high heat (350º to 400º) for 12-15 minutes, turning once, or until just tender.
  3. Remove from grill and place vegetables in a heat proof bowl or pan. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper. Then, drizzle with Marzetti Simply Dressed Blue Cheese Dressing. Toss well.
  4. Serve hot.
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Disclosure: I was hired by Marzetti Simply Dressed to create and share a recipe using their products. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. This looks so good! I love grilled veggies and the dressing is a great idea!

  2. We’ve just begun using our grill as well and it’s so wonderful! This is our first year having one and I feel like I have so much to learn. This recipe is next up on my to do list!

  3. My family loves grilled veggies. We try to have them as much as we can. The dressing in your recipe puts an interesting spin to it. I’m definitely gonna try it one of these days.

  4. I’m a big fan of roasting veggies (since I also cannot work a grill!), but I never thought about adding some blue cheese dressing. I love that stuff and both combined sounds fantastic!

  5. Love the grilled veggies! Oh and the blue cheese dressing?! That is just so awesome!!!

  6. Grilled veggies + blue cheese dressing? SOLD.

  7. Looks amazing Kristen- I seem to be having a slight obsession with blue cheese lately.

  8. My husband too! He didn’t even eat onions when we were first married. I mean… how does a new bride make anything flavorful without onions?! I cheated and grated them in. Sheesh! Now I’m happy to report that minestrone is his favorite soup!

  9. I am in love with this mixed veggies… especially when you add my favorite dressing, Blue Cheese!

  10. It’s like a roasted veggie salad! Yum! I loove bleu cheese… How long did it take your hubby to like veggies? My boyfriend is the same way–corn, potatoes, no veggies. My summer goal is to work on fixing this!

  11. I am all over this salad! Blue cheese and I are very good friends, let me tell you. What a creative idea to add to grilled veggies!

  12. Nothing I love more than grileld veggies-yum!

  13. I LOVE grilled veggies, but I have never thought to add a dressing to the mix. Im going to pin this recipe to try next time we cook out!

  14. Oh I love this! I really cant wait for summer now! The dressing addition is even better! Yum

  15. My kind or meal:) Love it!

  16. Gorgeous veggies! Topped with that dressed, woo girl!

  17. We’ve been grilling already and I LOVE their dressings, Kristen! :)

  18. This looks delicious! Like your husband, I grew up only eating about 2 vegetables…but I too have seen the light! This makes me so excited about the summer garden! #hurryupandgrow

  19. This looks fantastic. We love bleu cheese around here and I try to go meatless several times a week. I just need to pick up some Vidalias. Yum!

  20. This looks great! I can’t wait until it’s grill season here. (Almost, but we’ve had a high wind advisory for the past 4 days.) And this looks like a wonderful combination of veggies. I’ll have to give it a try!

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