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My Favorite Summer Meal

Updated on December 4, 2011

Brie and Grilled Vegetables


One of My Favorite Summer Dinners

I believe in simple Summer meals especially in this terrible Summer heat. So this is a favorite meal of my family. And I will provide you with two versions. My American friends think it is a weird meal but I love it just the same. It is inexpensive and delicious.


Round of Brie (At Sam's Club $5 for a big one.)

Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes et al. Cheapest and most abundant vegetables at the market or our of your garden.

Fresh Fruits like grapes and pears

3/4 cup olive oil

Fresh Basil form your home garden.


I slice the vegetables as evenly as possible and I place them on a cookie sheets. I coat them with olive oil and then salt, pepper and basil.

I slice the top off the brie and I usually snack on it as I cook.

I chill the fruit in the refrigerator.


With the oven preheated to 375 degrees, I place the brie and the vegetables in the oven. They only take about 20 minutes to cook so watch them carefully. You want your vegetables to be cooked but still crisp.


Place cooked Brie in the center of your plate and on one side place all you warm vegetables and on the other side have all your chilled fruit. Serve warm brie with roasted vegetables and fruit on each plate.

*** You can grill vegetables instead of roasting if you so choose***

In Conclusion

I believe good food doesn't need a recipe. It is good on its own merit. I think food is often over thought and if you just have simple meal, it is great especially in a society which believes everything must be overly prepared. Don't get me wrong I like a fancy meal now and again as well but I prefer to buy them and live a much more simple existence in my home.

We don't eat processed foods at home and I know someone will tell me Brie is processed but it is about the only luxury we have on our lives so it is not much.

When I started this article I realized it isn't a recipe and it may not qualify as a meal although you have your protein, fruit and vegetable. You may want to add bread to this meal to round it out. I don't because I think it is good without the bread and we are on low carbs. In the Summers it is too hot to eat heavily and to me this is my favorite Summer meal.

It tastes great and is satisfying without all the expense and clean up of traditional meal.


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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Victoria Lynn,

      We are all veggie lovers on this hub. The brie is considered rather controversial but I love it as well. I can do without my carbs but please let me have my brie.

      Thank you for reading, commenting and taking the time to provide feedback.

      All My Best,


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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Love it, JT! I like simple meals in the summertime--with lots of veggies. I usually grill the veggies. And I absolutely LOVE brie. Nice hub! I'll have to remember this one.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi NMLady,

      I haven't cooked in a clay pot yet but yu are definetly giving me ideas.


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      Jt Walters 

      8 years ago

      Simple meals are the best ones. Thanks for reading, commenting and taking the time to provide feedback.

      Elizabeth Siebert, MS

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      8 years ago from Syracuse, New York

      There is something about roasted/grilled vegetables that just makes my mouth water when I see them. I'm like you and just make a meal out of it. Red peppers, zuchinni, carrots, onions, mushrooms, grilled pineapple and peaches...the list goes on. Like the brie idea.

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      8 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      This looks wonderful. I'd lovet his tray with my fav. gazpacho!

      Have you ever tried clay pot cooking? I use it in the fall and winter when the root veg are available AND when it is okay to heat up the house with the oven.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      What can I say we love fruits and vegetables but I have to get my young son his protein. I think it is the best way to eat.

      Always wonderful to see you and talk with you as well.


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      8 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      HI JT, now your talking my kind of meal. I eat a lot like this every day except for the brie. Rice is what we use, but the fresh vegies and fruit I love. Good to see you and talk with you,



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