Monday, July 20, 2015

Grilled Vegetables with Rice

Adapted from Bobby Flays Grilling Series

1  yellow squash
1 zucchini
1 small eggplant
1/2 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
Canola oil
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
1 cup cooked Whole wheat Cous-cous OR white rice

Heat grill.
Split the squash, zucchini, red onion and eggplant in half.  Dab the top and bottom with canola oil.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Place on hot grill and cook for 7 minutes each side

Dab a little more canola oil on the vegetables and cook for another 3-5 minutes.  Watch carefully that they do not burn.  Remove from grill and set aside.

If you have a grilling skillet, first add some olive oil to the tomatoes in a medium size bowl.  Stir around to cover the tomatoes in oil then add to the grilling skillet and cook over the grill.  I don't have a grilling skillet :(  So, heat about 2 tbsps. of olive oil in a heavy skillet.  Carefully add the tomatoes to the hot oil and stir to get all the tomatoes good and covered. Stir occasionally.

While the tomatoes are cooking, chop the vegetables into small bite size pieces and add to a platter or a bowl.

Cook the tomatoes until they are quite soft and have blackened (this step took longer than I expected - at least 10 minutes or more)

Add the cooked tomatoes to the vegetables.  Take the garlic bulbs and smash them until they have a paste consistency, adding salt to them will help.  Add garlic to the vegetables (I completely forgot to add garlic, that's why you don't see it). 

Gently combine. 

Add the Cous-cous or white rice to the vegetables and gently combine

Add a little more salt & pepper to taste, if desired.  There you have it!  Serve as a side dish to your favorite grilled food.

Or, eat by itself.  Enjoy!

Bobby Flay made this recipe last Saturday on his TV show.  It looked so good I had to make it too.  I already had the yellow squash, eggplant, red onion and garlic, I just needed to run to the grocery store to get the zucchini and tomatoes.  I completely forgot to buy the whole wheat Cous-cous so I had to improvise with white rice.  It did not disappoint.  Even my meat and potatoes man loved it  Yay!  My favorite flavor was the eggplant.  I LOVE eggplant but this whole dish was a very tasty treat and I will definitely make it again.

Until next time,


  1. Almost like a ratatouille..I love grilled veggies!

    1. Ohhhh, so that's what Ratatouille looks like (I loved the animated movie) :) I love grilled veggies too!

  2. That not only looks delicious, it is healthy food too and my mouth is watering. : )

    1. Two days later, I want some more too!!! Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Looks yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us :)


  4. Looks like a good recipe! I was just reading the story about your house and James Earl Jones! How cool is that!

    1. Thx! Yeah right?!! It's so cool that he is part of the history of this house. I'm tempted to get a Darth Vader costume for my hubby and Princess Leia for me for Halloween, wouldn't that be cool? :)