The Best Grilled Vegetables

Here’s another delicious reason to fire up the grill! This recipe is as quick as chopping up vegetables, adding a little flavor to them, and then throwing them on the grill. Then it’s just a matter of letting the fire add all its magical smoky, burnt flavour.

This recipe is already delicious, but to take it to the next level, consider drizzling with a balsamic glaze. Above for submission.

Why did you describe us?

  • Perfect combination of vegetables that have the same cooking time.
  • Just a little seasoning to allow the real flavor to come from the grill itself.

A plate of grilled vegetables with a fork.

The grill is not limited to just meat lovers. You can even add vegetables! Instead of a cold vegetable salad, you can add grill flavor to your side dish. We love the mix of textures in this dish from the crunchy onions to the juices that emerge from the tomatoes when you chew them. There is something to satisfy everyone. Try it and you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to repeat it over and over again!

Ingredient notes

Ingredients for grilled vegetables are placed on the table.
  • Courgettes: Or you can use yellow squash or a combination of the two.
  • Pepper: Choose any color. Red, orange and yellow have a little more flavor and sweetness. Green is always cheaper.
  • Mushrooms: Use button mushrooms or cremini (brown) mushrooms.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Or grape tomatoes. It explodes in your mouth and adds a little juiciness.
  • Red onion: Perfect for grilling because it tastes best when eaten raw. Even though it is cooked and tender on the grill, it has the right flavor because it is still a salad green.
  • olive oil: This helps the spices stick to the vegetables. Make sure to stir the vegetables so they are evenly distributed. You can also use other cooking oils.
  • Spices: Added a distinct flavour of course. You can’t go wrong with these staples!

What are the best vegetables for grilling?

The better question is, are there any vegetables that aren’t good for grilling? Because the vast majority of vegetables are perfect for cooking on the grill. Corn is a summer classic, but asparagus, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes are also great when grilled to perfection.

When grilling multiple vegetables at the same time, they should all take similar cooking times. This recipe is designed to match vegetables with similar cooking times so you can serve up a crunchy roasted vegetable salad.

A variety of grilled vegetables.

Grill baskets

Making a grilled vegetable salad requires the use of a grill basket. Without one, vegetables will fall through the grill grates. You can buy them at major stores like Walmart, Target, or even Home Depot or Lowes. In the summer, grocery stores often carry them, too.

There are all kinds of styles ranging from baskets that look like a bowl or pan, or you can go fancier with rotating baskets or closed baskets with lids and handles that allow you to turn the vegetables over rather than stir them. It doesn’t particularly matter which one you have or use. The only important thing is that you have a tool that prevents the vegetables from falling through the grill grates, while allowing the fire to cook the vegetables and add their magic flavor.

Prepare advance instructions and store.

You can chop vegetables a day before grilling, then add oil and seasonings just before grilling.

cooling Store vegetables in an airtight container for up to three days.

reheat In a skillet over medium heat with a little butter or olive oil.

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