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I Wanna See Your Grillz

Grilling season is officially here, and I couldn’t be happier. We just set up a new grill outside this weekend and have already used it about five times.

The great thing about grilling is that little preparation is required for most of the foods you might throw on the grill. Most veggies can get just a quick coat of olive oil and salt, and then they’re ready for the flames. You can add frozen veggie burgers and some veggie hot dogs for a quick meal, or even tofu. Marinated and seasoned pieces of tofu cut into card-deck-size pieces hold up surprisingly well on most grills.

The one vegetable I was most excited about grilling up this year is asparagus. I love cooking it for only about four minutes, making sure it’s not overdone. This allows it to retain a bit of its crispiness and keeps the spears from getting stringy when you bite into them.

 

Grilled Asparagus

1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt, to taste

•Preheat the grill to medium heat.

•Coat the asparagus with the olive oil by tossing or brushing, then sprinkle with salt.

•Place on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turning every minute or so.

•Serve immediately.

 

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  • robin leclerc says:

    new vegetarian here…i love all veggies but have always been a big meat eater…came from a family where meat is the center of the meal..after joining peta and working with the humane society , i can no longer justify my meat eating behavior and want to change…not sure where to start…any suggestions ???

  • Mitzi says:

    I like grilling portobella mushrooms… they’re freakin’ amazing with lemon pepper.

  • alexis says:

    hi there this is alexis
    i think that we should deffinatly start using our grills because now that everything is getting nice and sunny out then why not have a gril?
    do not go to kfc!!! no way nd dont eat mars products!! use your grills people!!!

  • Kat says:

    yeehaw, we’re going to try grilling asparagus tomorrow!

  • Lyddie says:

    I love grilling!

  • ellen says:

    omg!! grilled veggies im so excited!! woOt warm waether love the recipe loads

  • Jason Levy says:

    Amazing title! lol

  • stephanie jedlicka says:

    Oohhh this is my FAVORITE vegetable to cook on the grill! I do the SAME thing you do only I add a little bit of balsamic vinegar into a bowl with the olive oil, add the asparagus, and toss. It is SO delicious!

  • Erin says:

    Love the picture!

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