Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Favorite Summer Cooking Tool

Do you have a grill basket? I'm telling'll never know what you did with out it once you get one. In the winter I roast all my veggies on a big cookie the Barefoot Contessa told me to. Olive oil..salt...pepper...that's it. Well, who wants to put the stove on in the summer? Not me. I'm all about doing everything on the grill.

So..get yourself a grill basket. I think I got mine at Home Goods years ago...try Bed, Bath and Beyond..William/Sonoma if you feel like paying top dollar. Spray the basket with some Olive Oil cooking spray...I use PAM!

In a big bowl add whatever chopped veggies you like. Today I did
mushrooms, red onions, asparagus and green pepper..cuz that's what I had. Add some olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Mix it up. Heat up your grill. Throw the veggies in the basket...throw it on the grill. Every few minutes give it a stir. Use a pot holder to take the basket off the's HOT!

These are great on their own...over your a a pita pocket..with fish, chicken, steak. I make a BIG basket of them at the beginning of the week and they're great all week long.


  1. I roast all my veggies the BC way, I cannot eat them any other way!...but I LOVE to grill and do not have a grill basket...looks like that is now on my list!!!

  2. Isn't it the coolest invention, the grill basket? Your veggie combo here looks divine!

  3. These look so good. I do the same thing and we use our grill 3 seasons out of the year, but I don't have a grill basket! :( Must get!