When eggplant, peppers and summer squashes are in season, use a simple cooking method such as grilling to fully enjoy them and benefit from their nutrients.
1 green bell pepper, quartered
1 eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch-thick rounds
1 red bell pepper, quartered
1 yellow squash, cut crosswise on the bias into 1/2 inch-thick slices
1 zucchini, cut crosswise on the bias into 1/2 inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons chopped herbs, such as tarragon, thyme and/or basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat grill to high heat. Working in batches, arrange veggies on the grill and cook, flipping once, until tender and just beginning to char, 3 to 5 minutes for the zucchini and squash, 6 to 8 minutes for the peppers and eggplant. Spread out to cool slightly on a large baking sheet.
Roughly chop hot veggies into bite-size pieces and toss with herbs, vinegar, salt and pepper on a large platter. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.
Per serving: 70 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 16g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 3g protein
Source: Whole Foods Market