As if my family needs another excuse to grill, July is National Grilling Month. And, to help celebrate, Pompeian, a leading brand in oils and vinegars is sharing simple tips and recipes to help get your summer started. You can try out these recipes for a taste of the Mediterranean from the comfort of your backyard.
Fat is usually considered a dirty word but not all fats are created equal. Fats like those found in grilling essentials like Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend are good for you and can actually help you achieve your nutritional goals without sacrificing flavor. Plus with high smoke points, the flavor combinations of these oils make them the ideal base for all sorts of dishes from dressings to marinades.
This weekend my family and I tried out the Pompeian Mediterranean Blend on two different dishes featuring a dressing and a marinade. Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, created three mouthwatering grilling recipes including Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad, Jalapeno Peach Shrimp Skewers, and Spicy Mustard Chicken Kebabs. Perfect for any summer occasion that feature Pompeian!
We tried two of the three creations and were not disappointed. I know you’ll be equally pleased at how delicious and simple these recipes are to make.
Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad
- 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced tomato
- 2 dashes each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped basil
- 1 large heart romaine lettuce halved lengthwise
- 2 tbsp. Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tbsp. Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bring grill to high heat.
Drizzle and brush 1/2 tsp. olive oil onto the cut sides of each romain half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Lay romaine halves on the grill, cut sides down. Grill until slightly charred, 1-2 minutes.
Plate romaine halves, cut side up. Top with tomato, onion, cheese, and basil.
In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and remaining 2 tsp olive oil. Drizzle and enjoy!
With temperatures in some parts of the country (including Texas) that have already hit the triple digits, make sure you stay cool this summer by keeping the heat off in the kitchen and turning things up outside with Pompeian!
Pompeian Olive Oil, a leader in olive oils and vinegars, is here to help you celebrate July for National Grilling Month! Pompeian products give you a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving your backyard.
By using Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend products you can make grilling healthier and more flavorful in a Mediterranean way. For more information about Pompeian Olive Oil, please visit http://pompeian.com/.
And if you are looking for recipe inspiration, be sure you do not miss the below Hungry Girl recipes!