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Grilled Vegetables Guide

9 great vegetables to cook on your grill.

Summer Squash

Amount for 4 Servings: 1 pound

Prep: Slice diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper—or with a flavoring combination of your choice (see "Seasonings").

Grilling Time on Medium-High: Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 4 to 6 minutes total.

Nutrition Information Per Serving with Oil, Salt and Pepper: 49 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 148 mg sodium; 284 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value). 0 Carbohydrate Servings

Seasonings

Toss grilled vegetables with one of these easy flavor combinations.

Chile-Garlic & Soy: Before grilling, toss the vegetables with 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil), 1 tablespoon each chile-garlic sauce and reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper.

Analysis per serving: 48 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 246 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium.

Chile-Lime: Before grilling, toss the vegetables with 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil), 3/4 teaspoon each chili powder and ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt. After grilling, toss with 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

Analysis per serving: 47 calories; 5 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 300 mg sodium; 22 mg potassium.

Garlic-Thyme: Before grilling, toss the vegetables with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil), 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried), 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper. After grilling, toss with 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds, if desired.

Analysis per serving: 65 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 146 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium.

Maple Butter: Before grilling, toss the vegetables with 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Analysis per serving: 52 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 292 mg sodium; 25 mg potassium.

Spicy Orange: Before grilling, toss the vegetables with 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, the zest of 1 orange, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper.

Analysis per serving: 45 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 291 mg sodium; 9 mg potassium.

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