Veggie Corn Skewers
Prep time: 10 minutes Grill time: 10 minutes
I love to make grilled veggie skewers. I usually do a mixture of onions, peppers, and some kind of fruit like peaches for example. This recipe is made with a mixture of vegetables and also corn on the cob. The trickiest part was getting the corn on the cob onto the wooden skewers. I used a knife to precut a hole before inserting the skewer. Be careful when cutting the corn because it is challenging. After cooking, I like to serve with chicken or fish. The guests can slide the veggies off when they are ready to eat. It makes a great grilling side dish.
Tip: Soak your wooden skewers in water prior to placing the food on them, and it will be easier to make.
Healthy tip: Bright colored vegetables tend to have the most nutrients. Look for a mixture of orange, yellow, red, and green when making a vegetable dish.
Grilled Cilantro Garlic Wings with a Cucumber Jalapeño Dip
Time: 25 minutes
Grilled wings are so tasty, and really easy to cook. I love this combination of garlic with the cilantro. The cucumber dip is made with yogurt and adds a cooling contrast with the spicy jalapeño. Serve it with a fresh summer salad of chopped garden vegetables, dressed with olive oil. These can also be baked but they definitely come out crispier on the grill.
Tip: Make sure the chicken is cooked through on the grill by cutting a knife into one of the wings, and making sure all of the pink meat is gone.
Healthy tip: When you grill or bake chicken there is no need to coat it in flour or fry it. This is healthier for you, and you still get the crispy texture from the heat.