Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, shares tips on grilling fruit and veggies to bring out their best flavors. For more grilling techniques and advice, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos Here's how to grill vegetables to give them a light smoky flavor. ?Just make sure to keep smaller vegetables, like mushrooms, whole and slice larger ones, like zucchini and onions, into wedges. You can cook vegetables directly on the grill, on skewers, in a veggie basket or perforated metal sheet to keep them from falling between the grates. When using wood skewers, soak them in water before cooking to keep them from burning. 01 For extra flavor, dip vegetables into olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt or your favorite seasoning. Also consider brushing them with a vinegar-based salad dressing. 02 Heat the grill to medium-high (350-400° F) temperature. 03 Place vegetables on the hot grill to sear the skins and seal in the flavor. Turn the veggies in 1 to 2 minutes. 04 Move the vegetables to a low heat (250-300° F) until they are tender when pierced with a fork. ------------------ Grilling fruit caramelizes its natural sugars, enhancing the foods flavor—and making it a great dessert. Apples, peaches, pineapples, bananas and pears are all good grilling choices. 01 Slice the fruit into larger pieces. 02 Brush the fruit with a small amount of light cooking oil. 03 Heat the grill to a low (250-300° F) temperature. 04 Place the fruit on the grill and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. ?TIP: Watch fruit closely since its high sugar content can cause it to burn quickly. 05 Add grilled fruit to a meat or vegetable meal, eat it plain or top with a bit of ice cream..
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