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TOP 10 VEGGIES TO GRILL THIS SUMMER

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It’s officially the season for cooking and eating outside — which coincides perfectly with bright, vibrant summer produce that makes its way into local stores. But what’s the best way to make the most of it all?

We asked our friends at Whole Foods Market for suggestions on how to enjoy more vegetables on the grill. They did not disappoint with 10 gorgeous veggies to grill this summer! Check out some of our favorite veggie picks below for your grill, plus recipes to help you make the most of them.

lettuce

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Yes, lettuce. You’ll get deep flavor, and crisp varieties like romaine will stay crunchy when grilled briefly at higher heat. Slice heads in half and grill them just long enough to get a kiss of char on each side. Lettuce relatives like radicchio and endive grill well too.

Try it: Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad

Broccoli

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The flowery tops of broccoli spears are perfect for catching marinades and getting perfectly crispy while the stems turn soft and sweet. Make sure to keep florets big so they don’t drop through grill grates, or use a grilling basket. Grilled broccoli holds its own as a veggie side, and it’s a welcome addition to pizza and summer pasta salads, too.

Try it: Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Eggplant

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The grill turns eggplant sweet, smoky and meltingly tender. Sliced, halved or whole small eggplants don’t need much more than a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. They also make a great canvas for other flavors, like salty feta cheese, sweet grilled peppers and fresh tomatoes.

Try it: Grilled Summer Vegetables

Corn

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Summer sweet corn turns nutty and roast-y when grilled. It also turns tender without going mushy for the perfect corn texture. Make sure you rotate ears of corn frequently so it cooks evenly and doesn’t char or dry out.

Try it: Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Summer Squash

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There’s squash everywhere this time of year, and your grill is one of the best places for it. Grill halves, thread onto skewers for kabobs or cook in foil packets (this method is particularly handy if you’re camping).

Try it: Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs

Vidalia Onions

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Fennel

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Mushrooms

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Sweet Potatoes

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Tomatoes

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