Simple Grilled Vegetables Oreganata

grilled vegatables
Dana Angelo White
Total Time 20 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 6 (1/2 cup each)

Oregano is an under-appreciated herb—it's filled with cell-protecting antioxidants and is exceptionally flavorful, with virtually no calories. Claims exist that the natural oils in oregano may help relieve heartburn symptoms, but more evidence is needed. Regardless, it's delicious to incorporate into heartburn-friendly dishes.

Elevate fresh veggies with an herbaceous marinade and a quick sizzle on the grill. This recipe highlights heartburn friendly vegetables and a marinade made with ingredients that typically won't aggravate the symptoms of heartburn. Make a large batch of these vegetables and use leftovers for sandwiches and pasta dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into large pieces
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl whisk olive oil, salt, vinegar, and chopped oregano.
  2. Place all vegetables into bowl with marinade and toss to coat.
  3. Heat outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  4. Place vegetables on grill.
  5. Cook eggplant, pepper, and zucchini pieces for about four minutes per side.
  6. Toss asparagus gently on grill and cook until tender. This will take 3 to 4 minutes as well.
  7. Transfer cooked vegetables onto a large platter.
  1. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Replace fresh oregano with another sturdy herb such as thyme or marjoram. If you can’t find fresh oregano, replace with one tablespoon of dried oregano leaves instead.

Cooking and Serving Tips

When the vegetables come off the grill place them back into the marinade bowl. This will add a last touch of flavor, plus you will have fewer dishes to clean.

Rate this Recipe

You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating!

Continue Reading