Grilled Vegetable Stack with Homemade Lemon Hummus
Recipe from www.glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com
Smoky grilled vegetable stack with homemade lemon hummus.
Tired of the same old red-meat backyard burger? We adore this gluten-free, vegan alternative: grilled vegetable stacks layered with a light and lemony hummus. (And best of all, so easy to make!)
Grill up some of your favorite farm fresh veggies and make these rustic hummus grilled vegetable stacks tonight!!
- 1 large red or purple onion, peeled, trimmed, sliced into 6 slices
- 2 large red bell peppers, cored, sliced into 3 pieces
- 2 large yellow bell peppers, cored, sliced into 3 pieces
- 1 large zucchini, halved, sliced lengthwise, to make 6 pieces
- 1 large yellow squash, halved, sliced lengthwise, to make 6 pieces
- 1 medium-large eggplant, trimmed, sliced into 6 pieces
- 6 large portobello mushroom caps, stemmed, gills removed
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon each: dried thyme, dill, parsley
- Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
- Lemon Hummus- recipe below
- Fresh chopped chives
- In a large bowl combine the onion, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, portobello mushrooms.
- In a glass cup combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, dill and parsley. Pour the marinade over the vegetables. Season with sea salt and ground pepper, to taste. Gently toss to coat.
- Cover and marinate for one hour.
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Place the veggies in a grill basket (or spread out the veggies on a large sheet of foil). Place on the hot grill, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender crisp, about 20-25 minutes, depending upon the size of your grill.
- Remove the veggie basket/foil with vegetables to a large platter and set aside.
- To serve, create a vegetable stack. Place the portobello mushroom cap on a serving plate and layer it with a spoonful of lemon hummus. Add the eggplant, peppers, zucchini and onion. Top with a dab of more hummus, if desired. Sprinkle with fresh chopped chives. Repeat for the remaining five servings.
Dig in! Grilled vegetable stack layered with lemon hummus.
Hummus is so easy to make at home- especially if you have a food processor. Five minutes prep- and you’re ready to roll. Tip: Chill the can of chick peas beforehand if your kitchen pantry gets hot in summer.
- 1 14-ounce can chilled chickpeas aka garbanzo beans, drained, reserve liquid
- Juice and zest of one big fresh lemon
- 2 tablespoons sesame tahini or almond butter
- 1 clove fresh garlic, peeled, crushed
- Pinch of sea salt, to taste
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, lemon zest, tahini, garlic and sea salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly to combine.
- Turn on the processor and pour in the olive oil, and a dash of the reserved liquid, and process until creamy smooth.
- Scoop into a serving bowl. Cover and chill until serving.
- Serve this lemony hummus layered in grilled vegetable stacks (recipe above) or as a protein-rich condiment to your favorite grilled dishes and gluten-free grains.
Recipe courtesy of: www.glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com