3 Easy and Healthy Grilled Side Dishes to Pair With Your Steak 3 Easy and Healthy Grilled Side Dishes to Pair With Your Steak

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Fruit and vegetable side dishes complement any grilled meat well - they're light, healthy and appetizing plus they add color to your menu. Fresh produce are also generally easy to prepare because they cook fast on the grill. So the next time you plan to grill a steak, add nutrition to your meal with these delicious vegetable side dishes!

1. Parmesan Zucchini Boats

What you need:

    3 pieces small zucchini, halved lengthwise
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup tomato and basil cooking cream
    1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Scoop out the insides of each zucchini half, leaving only 1/2-inch thick shells. Set the pulp aside for another use. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Spoon cooking cream into each zucchini equally then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat until zucchini halves are tender, about 10 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese then grill for a few more minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from heat then sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

2. Cheesy Butter Barbecued Potatoes

What you need:

    6 medium potatoes, peeled then thinly sliced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 large white onion, sliced
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    3 tablespoons butter, sliced
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
    Salt and ground black pepper to taste

On a large piece of heavy duty foil, arrange potato slices with butter and onions in between. Top with minced garlic then season with parsley, salt and pepper. Seal tightly with the foil. Cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat, turning once, until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. When ready, carefully open the packet then sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Re-seal packet then cook for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

3. Butter and Bacon Grilled Cabbage

What you need:

    1 head cabbage, cored
    1/2 kg. cooked bacon slices
    1 tablespoon butter
    Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine butter, salt and pepper. Mix until ingredients are well-combined. Fill the hole in the cabbage (from coring) with the butter mixture. Roll bacon slices and place inside the hole. Place the remaining bacon slices on top of the cabbage before wrapping it with heavy duty aluminum foil. Cook the cabbage on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 40-50 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Remove the bacon slices on top of the cabbage and cook on the grill until crisp, about 6-8 minutes. Remove both cabbage and bacon slices from heat. Crumble bacon slices then sprinkle on top of the cabbage. Serve immediately.

Give these healthy and delicious grilled side dishes a try the next time you cook steak for a more fulfilling and enjoyable meal!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of barbecuing experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's page.

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