Summer time is the time for grilling. There is nothing better than a meal of perfectly grilled chicken with a side of grilled veg, like peppers and zyccchini. Yesterday I decided to expand my outdoor cooking horizons and threw cucumbers on the fire along with my tried and true favorites and I’m glad I did.
In the middle are the two cucumber halves.
If you are a fan of grilled zucchini I think you’ll also like grilled cucumbers. The charring and time over the coals brings out a mild sweetness that you just don’t get from eating them raw.
It’s very simple to prepare. This is all you need.
Cucumbers, oil, and salt and pepper.
1. Cut your cumbersome in half.
2. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds
3. Coat with olive oil
4. Liberally salt and pepper both sides with
5. Place cut side down on the gril – flip when there is a bit of char, then finish it with skin side down till tender.
I serve mine doused with my 5 minute vineigrette along side grilled chicken. Absolutely delicious. They are even better the next day.
If you are feeling adventurous try grilling cucumbers for a novel and nutritious addition to your next summer time meal.