So let’s talk about marinaded vegetables, or perhaps, how it isn’t really possible to marinade raw vegetables. I mean really, no matter how long you soak that pepper or onion in yummy flavours it’s not really going to take on any of that deliciousness.
So, while I’m calling this recipe marinaded vegetables it’s really more of a grilled vegetable salad. All of these yummy flavours envelope the grilled vegetables making it the perfect combination of charred deliciousness, tart lemon, and earthy oregano. It's the ultimate greek combination!
The other great thing about his recipe is that you can use basically any vegetables that you love, this would be great with eggplant, asparagus, or why not even some baby broccolini. Basically, anything you have available to grill will be enhanced by these flavours.
So the question is what are you going to grill to go along with this? Fish? Chicken? Or if you’re as lucky as I am and end up with leftovers these are delicious on a beautiful grilled pizza - I mean seriously, these are leftovers you want leftover!
prep time 12 minutes
cook time 8 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 4 - 6
1 green or red pepper
1 white onion
1 zucchini (or a bag of mini zucchini)
2 cups small tomatoes
2 cups white mushrooms
1/2 cup olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt + pepper
To prepare your vegetables slice into bit sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil, 3 of the cloves of garlic that have been finely chopped then season liberally with salt + pepper. Toss well then skewer onto pre-soaked wooden skewers with like vegetables together.
Grill for 5-8 minutes depending on the vegetables, flipping often. Remove from the grill then carefully take each vegetable off of the skewers.
In a small bowl combine remaining olive oil, lemon juice, remaining garlic cloves, sugar, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes and salt + pepper.
In a large bowl place grilled vegetables and dressing. Toss well to combine then serve immediately.