Potato and Pepper Foil Packets

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! I know I am, which is why- sadly for this blog- I haven’t been posting too much. I’m sure once September rolls around I’ll get back into the routine of posting regularly. I’ve still been taking lots of food photos and writing recipes so there’s no shortage of things to share with you.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve been doing a lot of barbecuing this summer, so it’s no surprise that this post is about a recipe done on the barbecue. Potatoes grilled in foil packets make an excellent side dish, or you can even turn them into a main course if you add some sausage or other meat to them. It’s a super easy meal to make too, because all you do is mix the ingredients together, wrap them in foil, and onto the grill they go. You can get creative with what you put in the foil packets. I think sweet potatoes or squash instead of potatoes would be yummy too. Other vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or celery would be good additions as well. If you like cheese, try sprinkling some on after you remove the packets from the grill. The possibilities are endless! Foil packets are a fun way to cook and a perfect opportunity to get your kids involved. They’ll love helping you fill up the packets, and they’ll have fun eating them up directly out of the foil. It’s great summer camping food because you don’t even need plates.
What are your favourite barbecue or camping foods?

Potato and Pepper Foil Packets
1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes, halved or quartered if large
1 red pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Cooking spray

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to combine. Lay out 4 sheets of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Divide potato mixture into 4 portions and place them in the middle of each sheet. Fold the edges of the foil to form sealed packets. Place on a barbecue on high heat and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through. Open the packets and transfer to a serving dish, or eat them directly out of the packets.

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