Vegetables are so good in the summer. If you can buy them fresh from a local farmers market they are even better! They really don’t need much more than salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil to be delicious. This recipe offers a side dressing in case you’d like a little something extra.

Serves 4 as a side

1 closed fist = 2 greens. Add 1 yellow for a thumb tip serving of dressing.

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 teaspoons dijon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, basil, oregano, or whatever you have on hand)

Vegetables:

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/4″ lengthwise pieces
  • 1 large yellow squash, sliced into 1/4″ lengthwise pieces
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, approximately 20 spears
  • 1 red onion cut into wedges
  • 1 lb asparagus

Directions

To make the dressing: 

  1. Add all ingredients to a jar or small bowl. 
  2. Shake or mix very well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

To make veggies: 

  1. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. 
  2. Heat a grill or indoor grill pan to high. Cook veggies 3-5 minutes per side until fork tender and lightly charred. 
  3. Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with dressing if desired and serve.