Jul 07.4

Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with our favorite vegetarian BBQ recipes.

DIY

It’s officially the 4th of July, which means it’s time to dust off the grill, invite some friends over and have a good ol’ fashioned barbeque! This long weekend, why not celebrate our fine country with some delicious vegetarian recipes?

We’ve taken inspiration from the fresh, nutritious ingredients in our products to develop these recipes: the nutrient-rich Portobello mushrooms in Full of Grace serum, the fresh asparagus in Ayesha Fresh Face Mask, and the tropical coconut in our Curly Wurly shampoo all inspired these summery treats. Just as they are beneficial for your skin and hair, these ingredients make for delicious, healthy meals too.

Each recipe serves two, but feel free to double or triple to serve a crowd. Let’s get grilling!

 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

This simple and delicious recipe will satisfy even the most enthusiastic meat-lovers in the crowd.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-2 Portobello mushrooms (stems removed)

-2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

-2 tbsp olive oil

-1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary

-2 buns

Plus whatever garnishes you’d like. This is what we’ve used, but feel free to get creative:

-2 slices mozzarella cheese

-1/2 avocado

-sliced red onion

-spinach

Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and rosemary, then coat the mushrooms with the mixture. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour, then grill on medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, brushing with marinade often. Pull your mushrooms off the grill, then assemble your burgers and enjoy!

Herbed veggie kebabs

These kebabs are easy, completely delicious and make a fantastic accompaniment to any summertime meal.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Skewers

-3 tbsp olive oil

-2 tbsp fresh chopped dill

-1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

-2 tbsp lemon juice

-2 cloves minced garlic

-1/2 red onion

-a handful of green beans

-1/2 zucchini

-about 6 asparagus spears

-2 bell peppers

-Halloumi cheese or tofu cubes – optional

Simply chop up your veggies into 1-inch pieces, toss with the olive oil, garlic, parsley and dill, and assemble them onto skewers. Pop them onto the grill at medium heat and turn often for 10-15 minutes.

Grilled pineapple with toasted coconut



Making dessert on the grill might seem strange, but this tropical treat will make you a believer!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-4 tbsp dark (or spiced) rum

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tbsp honey or brown sugar

-¼ cup toasted coconut flakes

-2 thick slices of fresh pineapple

-vanilla ice cream (optional)

Mix the rum, honey and vanilla together in a shallow dish, then add pineapple slices and marinate for an hour in the fridge. Grill pineapple slices on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side, then remove from the grill and finish with a generous topping of toasted coconut and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

We hope your holiday is filled with sunshine, great friends and delicious barbequed fare. Do you have any favorite recipes for the grill? Share them in the comments below!

Katy Cobb

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