Have you made a commitment to eat better but don’t want to sacrifice taste? Spring is a time of renewal, of growth, of trying new things. A pellet smoker can be great for making all of the healthiest dishes. We have salad recipes at our site, of course, and there’s nothing wrong with plenty of good, meaty protein. But, what some folks still don’t realize, is that you can make great veggie dishes on pellet smokers with our wood pellets.
What You’ll Need
One of our favorite dishes involves getting together a bowl of Brussel sprouts, red onion, zucchini, red bell peppers, yellow squash, coconut aminos, olive oil, and some of our Knotty Rub for seasoning. You can substitute in your own favorite vegetables, of course. One thing to keep in mind: if you’ve just started cooking with veggies on your pellet grill, many of these veggie recipes are good for multiple kinds of vegetables in varying amounts. So, like so much else in life, you’re going to want to engage in some experimentation to find what’s right for you.
How it Works
Chop the veggies up till they’re in smaller pieces. We prefer to do so till they’re “bite-sized,” but that’s one of those words that has different definitions for everyone. Take the seasonings, the olive oil, and the aminos and stir those in a small bowl. Add the veggies to a large bowl. Preheat your grill to 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Then, drip that mixture onto the veggies. Toss them so that they’re completely covered in that mixture. Then, put the veggies in your grill and cover them for 40 minutes. Stir them from time to time and you’ll be good to go.
What You’ll End Up With
What you’ll end up with is a delicious caramelized veggie dish. With the seasonings, olive oil, and the like, you’ll have something that makes the veggies taste better without adding a lot of sugar, a bunch of calories, and so forth. You can serve this as a side dish, of course. But, if you’re looking to eat healthier, this can make for a great lunch, or something that you can save and eat tomorrow for breakfast, too.
Knotty Wood Recipes All Year Long
We’re mentioning this veggie recipe in the context of spring and summer, of eating outside during the warmer months, etc. But, the truth is that this dish is delicious any time of year. After all , just because the weather may get colder, that’s no reason to ignore eating healthier. That said, don’t feel like you have to just use our pellets on your smoker to make dishes that are considered “healthy.” Indeed, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in some apricot crisp, garlic bread, creamy chicken pasta, and so forth. With our grilling pellets, the sky’s the limit (at least, in terms of taste). You can find them at our site.
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