With summer in full swing, now is the time to take advantage of the many vegetable varieties that are available. I prefer to grill vegetables, because as they begin to caramelize under the intense heat, it brings out full flavor and natural sweetness. I grill some type of vegetable every day all year long. When weather forces me inside I pull out my trusty indoor grill pan and don’t miss a beat.

Grilled vegetables are a healthy choice, easy to prepare and super low in calories. Here are a few suggestions on how to serve them up:

  • Chopped vegetable salad with crumbled Greek feta, fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon juice. You can even toss in chopped grilled chicken or shrimp.
  • Tossed in your favorite pasta with freshly grated Romano cheese, chopped Italian parsley and basil.
  • Pizza, with buffalo, goat or feta cheese; fresh basil and thyme. You can also grill the pizza dough, just brush olive oil on both sides and place on a hot grill.
  • In an omelet with goat cheese and your favorite fresh herbs.
  • Panini.
  • Fajitas with marinated grilled flank steak. My personal favorite!