I love root vegetables because they come in so many beautiful colors and flavors and hold up well on the grill. They also all cook in about the same amount of time, which means you can easily toss together a quick medley.
I’ve made this root vegetable medley extra special by adding grilled Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, kale and hazelnuts. The kale becomes crispy and adds crunch along with the hazelnuts, and the grilled chicken sausage provides a nice snap, along with added flavor from the sausage’s blend of herbs and spices.
I like cooking this dish on a pellet grill or ceramic cooker because I can create an indirect heat zone across the entire grilling space. If you’re using a gas grill, turn on one burner to create an indirect cook area. If you’re using a kettle grill, push the coals to one side and cook over the side without coals.
My root vegetables of choice are beets, potatoes, carrots and parsnips, but feel free to mix things up, using your favorite blend. Just be sure to cut each veggie around the same size, so they become tender around the same time.
Grilled Chicken Sausage and Kale Root Vegetable Medley
Grilled chicken sausage and kale turn traditional root vegetable medley into a beautiful side dish on your harvest table or a star all on its own.