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Grilled Vegetable Packets

Grilled Vegetable Packets

194 Ratings
194 Ratings
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Grilled Vegetable Packets
Makes: 5 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Veggies are wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill for an easy side dish to your cookout. Don't have a grill? This recipe can also be made in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini, small (sliced)
  • 2 yellow squash, small (sliced)
  • 4 red potatoes, small (scrubbed well and sliced)
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (red or green, seeded and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing, light
  • salt and pepper (optional, to taste)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Heat grill to medium heat or 350 degrees.
  3. Wash vegetables and slice.
  4. Toss in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss until all vegetables are coated.
  5. Tear 2 large squares of aluminum foil and place half of the vegetable mixture on each piece. Place an equal piece of foil over the top of vegetable mixture and fold bottom piece with top sheet to form a packet.
  6. Place on heated grill for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. If you don't have a grill bake Veggie Packets in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Before you open the packets, poke holes in the foil with a fork. Be very careful opening the foil as the steam will be very hot and could burn you!
  8. Empty vegetables onto serving plate or serve from foil packets.

Notes

Try different vegetables- Tomatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, corn or your favorites.

Be Creative! Use herbs or spices in place of dressing - Chili power, Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, curry powder, or your favorite seasoning!

Source:

Connecticut Food Policy Council.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup (316g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 133
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 144 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 38 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 868 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 133
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 38 mg
Potassium 868 mg
Sodium 144 mg
Copper 222 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 51 mg
Phosphorus 132 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 12 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.6 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 54 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 51 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 26 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 2 cups

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