Summer Grillin’, Happens So Fast…

One of my favorite things about the warmer weather is firing up the grill. For so many different reasons — grilled food is awesome, it means I get to be outside enjoying the spring/summer air and light and time in the backyard, and I’m not heating up my house unnecessarily by using the stove or oven.  And, ever since we switched from a charcoal grill to a gas grill a few years ago (thank you for the bestest Christmas present ever, honey!), grilling is fast and easy, so it’s no longer relegated to being a weekend-only event.

So what’s a girl to do when weeknight dinner beckons and you don’t want to be bogged down in prep time? Why, grill peppers, onions, tomatoes and sausage! Here’s a super easy, super fast, and super yummy dinner that you can make in, literally, 10 minutes of grilling time!

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 Green Bell Peppers, cut into bite size pieces

2 Red Bell Peppers, cut into bite size pieces

1 Onion, cut in half and sliced (think half onion ring size)

1 Pint Grape tomatoes, halved (or cherry, whatever floats your boat)

1 Packet Mojito Lime seasoning

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Turkey Sausage (or any other sausage of your choosing)

The before cooking pictures:

(Note: I used Ekrich Skinless Turkey Sausage)

Instructions:

1. Get your grill going nice and hot. You’re going to need a veggie grilling basket for this meal, and I always toss mine on the grill while it’s warming up so that the basket is piping hot and ready too.

2. In a large bowl, toss the peppers, onion, tomato, Mojito Lime seasoning and olive oil, to ensure that everything is coated up.

3.  When your grill is ready (I usually let mine heat up for about 10 minutes), toss the pepper mixture into the grilling basket, and toss the sausages on the grill.

For the sausages, assuming they are pre-cooked, which most are, you can grill them over medium heat, 5 minutes per side. Key –> Be sure to poke a few holes in each sausage with a fork so that the juices can escape and you don’t have the sausage explode on you while cooking. For the veggies, I let them cook away in the basket over medium-high heat, and mix them around with tongs at the halfway mark of cooking (5 minutes) to ensure that they are evenly cooked.

4.  Once the cooking time is done, turn your grill off and enjoy your fabulous dinner.

Behold, the beauty of grilled veggies, piping hot:

And sausages, perfectly grilled as well:

What’s your favorite meal to toss on the grill in summer?

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