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Grilled Cheesy Swiss Chard Packets

This is a truly fun and different way to enjoy both your swiss chard and your barbecue! In this recipe I came up with a little trick to avoid steaming the Swiss chard in advance!

Barbecued Fresh Figs

If you have never grilled fresh figs before, I strongly suggest you try it! They caramelize so beautifully and become sticky and oh so flavorful!

Barbecued Jamaican Yams

I discovered this out of the ordinary vegetable when walking though an Asian market with my sister in Toronto. We stumbled across this veggie and both said –“Hey, why not?” Here is a really simple way to prepare it on the barbecue. It comes out tasting like a cross between a chestnut and a potato.

Grilled Lemongrass Eggplant

This is a fun way to flavour the eggplant on the barbecue. Scoring the flesh of the eggplant helps the flavours infuse throughout the entire vegetable, making them absolutely succulent!

Barbecued Flatbreads

This is a really fun idea! All you need is pizza dough and you just won’t believe the amazing result! The breads become grilled and slightly crispy! Top them with anything you like – the possibilities are endless!

Lemon – Garlic Barbecued Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies on the barbecue, even though many people don’t think about it right away as a go to barbecue veggie. It grills up so beautifully, gets a nice crunch while retaining its delicious flavour!

Grilled Chocolaty Banana Bliss

This is a fun alternative to the classic marshmallow roasting for a barbecue dessert. The banana skin is a perfect vessel to contain the banana on the barbecue. When the banana is done cooking it reminds me of those fried bananas that you get in Asian restaurants (which I adore!). The result is a sweet warm delicious treat with oozing chocolate throughout!

Grilled Garlic Basil Polenta

I have to admit I have been avoiding making polenta for the longest time – it just seemed overwhelming! Turns out, it is really easy to make and absolutely delicious, especially if you grill it like this. It becomes creamy with just a slight crispy crust. If you do not want to use a barbecue feel free to grill it on an indoor grill or cast iron skillet.

Grilled Oyster Mushrooms

Although oyster mushrooms can be pricey, they are well worth it. They have so much great flavour and texture. This dish is very simple, but makes a lovely side dish. It can also be served with some grilled peppers and onions as an antipasti salad.

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