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June 25, 2012

Chimichurri Marinated Grilled Vegetables {Food Matters Project}

This week's Food Matter's recipe was chosen by Lexi and is the perfect summer recipe!

I really try to be creative with the recipes chosen by the members of the project each week but thought the original recipe just screamed to be followed.  Of course I added my little spin on it, but this is a fantastic recipe no matter what!
Hungry hubby and I finally purchased a gas grill last year and can't live without it.  In fact, it ran out of propane in the middle of cooking this recipe! First we semi-freaked out, then remembered that we purchased a back-up tank just for moments like growling stomach was thankful.
And we loved using the chimichuri sauce as the marinade on our vegetables and LOVED it! I think this is how we will grill our vegetables from now on.
After dinner, I cut up the vegetables and mixed them into some leftover brown rice with some goat cheese....and that will be my lunch tomorrow.  I can't wait!!

No matter how you marinate your vegetables, they always seem to come out tasting even better when cooked on a grill over a flame, YUM!

Chimichurri Marinated Grilled Vegetables1 c fresh parsley
1/2 c fresh basil
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp salt
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
optional: 1-2 oz goat cheese

Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until pureed and smooth.  Pour over chopped vegetables and marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.  Grill on medium high heat until lightly browned and softened.  Enjoy!

Click here to see what the other members of the project made!


Blogger Lexi said...

Sara, you kicked it up a notch with the goat cheese. Love it!

June 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM  
OpenID prairiesummers said...

I like to grill onions and mushrooms as well. Weird, how I forgot it this time hehe. Goat cheese is a wonderful addition.

June 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

We mixed our leftovers with some rice, too. Now I have to go add some goat cheese! Looks great :)

June 26, 2012 at 3:00 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks Lexi! I'm afraid I put it on everything possible. My hubby makes fun of me when I am almost done making a recipe and say "ummm, this needs something..." and the answer is always goat cheese!

I this recipe I LOVED the creamy goat cheese with super caramelized parts of the vegetables! Great recipe choice!!

June 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks! Onions are a hard one on the grill sometimes. We forgot to use a grill pan and lost a few into the grill...

June 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks Erin! Yes you should! And I added a few tablespoons of the leftover chimichurri 'marinade' to the rice to add extra flavor and moistness. I can't wait to eat it at lunch today!

June 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Alyssa @ Everyday Maven said...

Grilled red onions are one of my absolute favorite summer foods! This looks great :)

June 27, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Cookie and Kate said...

Your meal makes me wish I had a grill! Yum.

June 28, 2012 at 3:21 AM  

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