Veggie "Wraps" Caprese Style!

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Even though it’s the dead of winter here in Chicagoland, and the weather forecast says blizzard conditions here tomorrow with frigid temperatures, I still crave grilled veggies!

Thank goodness for an indoor grill pan! There’s no way you’d catch me out there grilling anything!

Grilling eggplant and zucchini indoors is so quick and easy. Get your grill pan nice and hot, brush your veggies with olive oil, cook till tender, and then while they’re still warm, layer with fresh basil, a ripe tomato slice, and a small bite size ball of fresh Bocconcini. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with pine nuts. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

Add a salad, and have a great lunch, or a light dinner!

Nothing extraordinary, just simple, good food!
Buon Appetito!!!

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  1. OMG, they look gorgeous, almost too gorgeous too eat. My mouth water!

  2. gosh i am so making this tonite ….love the greens.

  3. I’m drooling here at 6:55 in the morning.

  4. I love grilled veggies, one of my favourite ways to eat them! These look amazing.

  5. I heard about your weather! It’s freezing! Keep warm, marie!..(and it’s coming this way!)

  6. That,s what I like simple yet good!
    I love grilled veggies. Stay warm!!
    Thanks Chuck

  7. Simple and true flavours are quite often the best. Some grilling is required!!!!

  8. That looks very summery and sounds great. Stay warm!…or come down to FL 😉

  9. That looks very summery and sounds delicious! Stay warm…or come to FL! 😉

  10. This looks awesome! So pretty and I love the flavors. Best of all I have some zucchini and eggplant in the fridge.

    I don’t have an indoor grill, but there’s only about an inch of snow on my deck so I oculd probably convince the hubby to go out there.

  11. That just looks so perfect! I would love to eat it on a hot summer day!

  12. Beautiful grilled vegetables, right up my alley.
    I used my grill pan for paninis today!

  13. …and there you had a little bit of summer right in the middle of winter. The color of those photos jumps out at me and I bet it tasted as good as it looks.

  14. I’m with you, I crave veggies in the dead of winter. I always feel like a new person after eating them too during this time of year.

  15. I love this, Marie! I cook for one most of the time and this is perfect. And healthy too.

    Beautiful photos.

  16. Your beautiful photos are mouth-watering. I have a grill pan but not the right ingredients. Will have to get to the store asap.

  17. Good, simple food is the best! I don’t know what I’d do without my indoor grill pan — it is actually my preferred place to grill veggies, even in nice weather. I LOVE your ideas for using these, Marie! Sounds like we can grill up a little taste of summer right now!

  18. That’s my kind of breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner Marie! 🙂 I love pine nuts.. they add so much flavor in cooking, it’s wonderful to see them used often!
    Hope your doing well.. Keep warm with lots of hugs..

  19. I’m ready for one of those little bites, Marie, and a BIG portion of that beautiful salad!

  20. Yum! They look so good. I’m drooling…really. Try and keep warm.

  21. I disagree… I declare them extraordinary! So pretty and healthy too. Love that.

  22. My MIL just gave me an indoor grill too and I am loving it. I am not a huge fan of grilling but this thing keeps me occupied for long hours grilling veggies. Veggie wraps are always a great idea 🙂

  23. “Nothing extraordinary” my foot!

    (If it’s any consolation, it’s freeeeezing here too. I’m writing this in my hat and coat – that’s how extraordinary I think this looks. I should be in bed with three hot water bottles.)

  24. Oh my!! I love the eggplant one!! Thanks for a great, simple and easy recipe! The combination is mouth-watering!

  25. Things don’t have to be complicated to be good, this is a good example, Wonderful!!!

  26. Mmmmmm this looks so good and healthy Marie. Love those veggies any which way…

    BTW…your gift is on it’s way, I mailed it this morning.


  27. Looks delicious Marie, stay warm, hugs, Kathy.

  28. Oh My!!!! I just discovered your blog. I am also a proud Italian cook…..your food looks fabulous. I was on Pat from New York’s blog and saw someone mentioned you, I’m so glad she did….

  29. I used to live in Chicago and I can not imagine the chill there now!! Your food looks amazing!

  30. Excellent idea Marie! Good diet food too — and I really need that right now 🙂

  31. Hi Marie-
    I am like you and craving vegetables during this deep freeze that we’re in. Believe it or not, I’ve never grilled eggplant before. I am putting it on my grocery list now.

  32. Looks delicious. I just posted abouy my love for everything Caprese. This is perfect timing!

  33. Yippee!! Although I know you’ve been doing us right by offering such wonderful vegetable dishes, this is just reminding me of spring. I had just come from a site about italian folklore for the month of January and there was a saying that translates into this:

    If they are cold (the days), Spring will be beautiful. If they are warm, Spring will arrive late.

    Here’s looking forward to a beautiful (and timely) primavera so we can all fire up the grill outdoors!

  34. Mmm, you bring me back to summer in Positano – sitting in the beach bar with those lightly grilled vegetables for lunch. I crave too!

  35. I love the photos! Such vibrant colors. I can’t wait to make this! Thanks!

  36. Another clever use of vegetable alternatives. Very pretty and tasty looking.

    I love my grill pan. I have to use it all year round since I don’t have a grill (or a yard to put one in).

  37. I woould crave that no matter what the season. Excellent.

  38. well isn’t this like spring on a plate? god this winter couldn’t end soon enough.

  39. I am SO going to make these as a starter this summer!!