Put your garden-fresh summertime veggies to good use with a colorful side dish that gets a little heat from Cajun seasoning. It pairs well with any entree and is quick and easy to prepare. —Nancy Dentler, Greensboro, North Carolina
A big, juicy grilled mushroom with a nutty pear mayonnaise and creamy blue cheese makes for an outstanding veggie burger. "Absolutely delicious!" said the judges, awarding Lindsay's recipe Grand Prize in the Mushroom Council's Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest.—Lindsay Sprunk, Brentwood, Tennessee
My husband and I like gardening, and these kabobs are a fun way to enjoy our fresh vegetables. They're so easy to make and they can grill right along the main course.
-Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana
"My husband loves to barbecue, so when it's hot outside, we do entire meals on the grill," writes Shirley Hopkins of Olds, Alberta. "Since our kids love rice, we often include this tangy side dish as part of the menu," she informs.
"The marinade that seasons these summery skewers has a robust flavor that friends and family love," relates Cheryl Arnold of Lake Zurich, Illinois. They're a breeze to marinate ahead of time, then assemble before grilling.
Linda Farni of Durango, Iowa wraps a lightly seasoned blend of veggies in foil for quick cooking. "This colorful combination includes so many different vegetables that there's something to please everyone," she promises. "Cleanup's a snap because there are no dishes to wash."