best grilled vegetable recipes

by Gustave Senger Published 11 months ago Updated 9 months ago

How to make the best grilled vegetables?

Tips for the Best Grilled Vegetables:

  • Cut approximately the same size. I try to keep my vegetables as close to “whole” form as possible. ...
  • Brush with Oil. ...
  • Season. ...
  • HOT Grill. ...
  • Close the lid. ...
  • Finish with Sauce or Herbs: One of my favorite tricks to do whenever anything comes off the heat is to finish with fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice or ...

What are the best vegetables to put on a grill?


  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees).
  • Mix the vegetables with enough olive oil to coat, and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. ...
  • To grill the portobello mushrooms: Place the grill grates gill side up and grill 10 to 14 minutes until tender and juicy. ...

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What are some good grilled vegetables?

The Best Vegetables for Grilling

  1. Corn
  2. Brussels Sprouts
  3. Zucchini
  4. Potatoes / Sweet Potatoes
  5. Carrots
  6. Eggplant
  7. Artichoke
  8. Romaine Lettuce
  9. Portobello Mushrooms
  10. Onions. Need some more recipe inspiration for these grilled veggies? Check out our grilling board on Pinterest!

What vegetables can you Grill?

  • Bell peppers and onions: Eight to 10 minutes
  • Yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms: Seven to eight minutes
  • Asparagus, green onions, and tomatoes on the vine: Four to six minutes


Which vegetable is good for grilling?

10 Shockingly Grill-Friendly VegetablesGrilled Edamame. A little bit of smoky char makes edamame even more compulsively snackable. ... Cabbage. ... Grilled Cabbage. ... Parsnips. ... Grilled Parsnips. ... Okra. ... Grilled Okra. ... Artichokes.More items...

How long does it take to grill vegetables?

Grill the vegetables.8 to 10 minutes for bell peppers and onions.7 to 8 minutes for yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms.4 to 6 minutes for asparagus, green onions, and tomatoes on the vine.

What are good sides to put on a grill?

15 side dish recipes to make on the grill:Grilled Vegetable Kebobs.Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Bacon Skewers.Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus.Grilled Corn on the Cob.Grilled Ranch Potatoes.Honey Grilled Peaches.Bacon Grilled Ranch Potatoes.Grilled Eggplant.More items...•

What temperature should vegetables be grilled at?

Use a Grill Thermometer to Gauge Temp Use the thermometer in your grill or a separate one to make sure the grill is as hot as you want it. For grilling vegetables, you don't want it as hot as it can get—more in the medium range. That means roughly 400 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit is usually the sweet spot.

Should I marinate veggies before grilling?

The most amazing grilled vegetables are charred on the BBQ or roasted in the oven, then marinated in a lovely lemony herb garlic dressing. Unlike meat, it's better to marinate vegetables AFTER cooking because they absorb flavour so much more effectively when they're hot.

Do you put oil on vegetables before grilling?

Oil the Vegetables Lightly Before putting the veggies on the grill, toss them with a light coating of oil. Don't use too much-it not only adds unnecessary calories, but dripping oil causes flare-ups and greasy flavors. Plus, tossing them in oil helps your seasoning stick more uniformly.

What are the most popular BBQ sides?

7 Classic Southern Sides Every Barbecue NeedsWhen it comes to barbecue, there's no question about it: Southerners do it best. ... Corn Pudding. ... Collard Greens. ... Coleslaw. ... Baked Beans. ... Mac and Cheese.

What do you serve at a BBQ party?

Some of these are great appetizers while you're waiting for the grill, too.Coleslaw.Potato Salad.Pasta Salad.Corn on the Cob.Watermelon, Berries, and Other Summer Fruits.Cut Vegetables for Dipping.Tortilla or Potato Chips.Dinner Rolls, Tortillas, or Pitas.

What should I bring to my last minute BBQ?

Whether you're throwing a last-minute soiree or forgot about your friend's cookout, these last-minute meal ideas are just the thing to liven up a barbecue....Great garlic bread. ... A perfect pitcher of iced tea. ... Compound butter and cornbread. ... Baller baked beans. ... Easy sangria. ... Marinated cheese. ... Easy antipasto platter.More items...•

How long should you marinate vegetables before grilling?

Semi-Hard Vegetables (Green Beans, Asparagus, Peppers, etc.): Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to several hours. Soft Vegetables (Broccoli, Tomatoes, Greens, etc.): About 10 minutes is good. Don't marinate these for longer than 30 minutes because they will release water and get soggy.

How do you just grill vegetables?

Indirect grill at 400 degrees until sizzling, browned and tender, stirring every 5 to 8 minutes, about 40 minutes in all. I call this technique pan-grilling, and the last five minutes or so, I like to move the pan directly over the heat to further brown and crisp the veggies.

What is the best oil to use on a grill?

The Best Oil to Use Most grill manufacturers recommend canola or peanut oil because they have a smoke point over 450° F. You can also use vegetable oil, sunflower oil or avocado oil.

Our best-loved grilled vegetables will make it easy to get your daily serving of veggies

Our best-loved grilled vegetables will make it easy to get your daily serving of veggies.

Grilled Vegetable Platter

The best of summer in one dish! This pretty grilled vegetable recipe is meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and the easy marinade really kicks up the grilled vegetables’ flavor. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas

Easy Grilled Squash

This is grilled butternut squash recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook with fresh produce. I usually make it when I am grilling steak or chicken. —Esther Horst, Monterey, Tennessee

Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There's no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed before grilling. Just soak, grill and add your favorite flavored butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Grilled Sweet Onions

These onions are so delicious, we prepare them all year long—on the grill in summer, or in an oven preheated to 350° for the same amount of time in winter. A small salad, a slice of bread, these grilled onions, and you've got a great light meal. —Mary Bilke, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Grilled Broccoli

I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It's been a favorite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavors, it once took second place in a cooking contest. —Alice Nulle, Woodstock, Illinois

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Grilled Caesar Salad

Romaine tastes surprisingly delicious after a quick trip on the grill and levels up your standard Caesar salad. The homemade dressing is easy to make—add anchovy paste if you like a traditional Caesar.

Grilled Corn Salad

Everyone knows grilled corn on the cob is to die for, but when you take it a step further, it's a gift from the gods. Grilled corn salad is made by mixing grilled corn kernels with cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, bell pepper, plenty of fresh parsley, and a delicious creamy mustard vinaigrette.

Sweet Potato Frites with Garlic-Rosemary Aoili

This is a great alternative to traditional sweet potato recipes and it's really fast and easy to make. Be sure to cut the sweet potatoes into long steak fries. This gets them cooked quickly. If you are frying a turkey add these to the heated oil once the turkey is out of the way and you will get more flavor into these fries.

Grilled Zucchini

If you take small zucchini and cut them lengthwise, you'll find that it's really easy to grill. I suggest sprinkling a little Parmesan cheese over them before you serve.

Perfect Grilled Corn

One of the best grilled vegetables out there: corn on the cob! Say hello to the best grilled corn you'll have. Place it right on the grates and char it to perfection.

Grilled Peppers

Next up in the best grilled vegetables: bell peppers! Peppers are one of our favorite vegetables to grill because they are simply incredible. Throw them on the grill and they come out charred, smoky, tender and sweet. You won’t believe how flavorful they are! You can either place them right on the grill, or use a grill basket.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Ready to up your grilled vegetable game? Try these incredible grilled portobello mushrooms! They’re juicy and bursting with big, meaty umami. This method for grilling them is fast and easy: unlike most recipes, there’s no marinading time required. Just sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and pop them on the grill.

Perfect Grilled Potatoes

Out of all the vegetables imaginable: potatoes somehow always steal the show. These grilled potatoes are just how you’d want them: crisp on the outside and tender on the inside! They’re like the French fries of grilled vegetables, really. The outsides are just salty enough, seasoned with Old Bay to give them a hint of celery salt and paprika.

Grilled Zucchini

Turns out, zucchini is at its very best when it’s grilled.

Grilled Onions

Onions are usually back up characters in a recipe; but have you tried them on the grill? Meet one of the best summer side dishes out there: grilled onions! The grill does wonders to this layered vegetable: the flavor turns from spicy to sweet and a little smoky.

Grilled Tomatoes

Speechless. That’s what you’ll be after trying these grilled tomatoes (at least, we hope!). Take one bite and it’s true magic: smoky, pure sweet tomato, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality that makes you immediately want to shout how delicious they are. These grilled tomatoes work as a side dish or appetizer for a grilled dinner.

Grilled Whole Cauliflower with Miso Mayo

Basting cauliflower in a spicy butter sauce infuses it with flavor while turning it into one of the best grilled vegetables you'll every experience.

Grilled Greens and Cheese on Toast

There's a lot to love about grilled cheese. But we're not talking about orange-tinted, buttery sandwiches here. Instead, this vegetarian main (or appetizer, if you prefer) introduces grillable Halloumi to direct flame, add a grilled veggie or two, and lightly charring some toast.


Come summertime, corn is king. This handheld fave just requires a few ingredients. But the most important element here comes from the grill: char. Make sure you get your grill to medium-high heat before you brush the husked cobs with oil and place them on the grill grates.

Grilled Whole Eggplant with Harissa Vinaigrette

Nestle a whole eggplant in the dying embers of a charcoal grill (or char it up top) and it’ll soften into a deliciously smoky, spoonable mush. Serve this impressive, flavorful grilled veggie with slices of lightly charred bread or flatbread, and maybe something fresh and crisp like this cabbage tabbouleh.

Grilled Mushroom Antipasto Salad

Keep the mushrooms whole or in large pieces (so they don’t fall through the grate), and you will be rewarded with burnished, concentrated mushroom flavor. You can also prepare these hearty, easy grilled vegetables in a grill basket if you prefer. Dried oregano and a grated garlic clove boost the flavor of the vinaigrette.

Grilled Summer Squash and Red Onion with Feta

For maximum flavor without compromising char or texture, marinate zucchini or yellow squash for up to one hour after grilling. Bonus: it'll give you plenty of time to relax and have a drink.

Charred Leeks With Honey and Vinegar

This recipe will teach you to grill vegetables without fear! Keep these leeks cooking to the point where they almost look burnt. A well-charred exterior means the interiors will be creamy, soft, silky, and delightfully sweet.

Every cookout needs some vegetables, and grilled vegetables are particularly delicious

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Simple Grilled Asparagus

Grilling asparagus is so simple, you barely need a recipe for it: Just toss the trimmed asparagus stalks with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then throw them on the hottest part of your grill for a few minutes. We recommend picking up fatter asparagus spears that won't fall between the grates.

Charcoal Chimney–Grilled Asparagus With Green Goddess Dressing

Want to make sure your grilled asparagus lives up to its full potential? Make your chimney starter do double duty: Place a small wire rack over the starter to use as a mini grill for your vegetables, before you dump the coals out over the grate and start working on the meat.

Charcoal Chimney–Grilled Broccolini With XO Sauce

The same chimney-starter method works wonders for tender-crisp broccolini stalks, lending just the right amount of char. For an excellent foil to the sweetness of broccolini, try salty, savory XO sauce, whether store-bought or homemade.

Charcoal Chimney–Grilled Sugar Snap Peas With Buttermilk-Dill Dressing

Snap peas can be a challenge to grill using traditional methods—they're small, slippery, and prone to falling through grates or burning to a crisp while you attempt to flip them with tongs.

Grilled Leeks With Romesco Sauce

Trying to cook leeks entirely on the grill is a waste of time and coals; instead, try softening them in boiling water before grilling them just until charred. Mildly oniony grilled leeks are wonderful paired with romesco, an incredibly versatile Catalonian sauce made with peppers, nuts, and tomatoes.

Catalonian-Inspired Grilled-Vegetable Salad (Xató)

Speaking of romesco and its many uses, this grilled-vegetable salad, inspired by a Catalonian dish called xató, is dressed with a sauce that's very similar—though, in this case, the tomatoes, chiles, hazelnuts, and almonds also get treated to a little time on the grill before they're puréed.

Classic Grilled Corn on the Cob

You can't go wrong with corn at a cookout. This recipe offers flavorful twists with butters and toppings to take the classic summer side to the next level.

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette

Grill marks look great on fresh eggplant and zucchini. Served with a zesty basil vinaigrette, they taste even better than they look.

Easy Grilled Asparagus

It may have "easy" in its name, but its tastes anything but simple. Using bacon drippings for a tasty vinaigrette, this side is sure to step up your grilling game.

Grilled Baby Zucchini-and-Tomato Salad

Fresh summer tomatoes meet baby zucchini in this colorful dish that only needs a two-minute kiss on the grill on each side.

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Topped with honey and salty queso fresco, these sweet potato fries are anything but ordinary.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Celebrate corn season with a touch of smoke. Buttery with a subtly smoky flavor, this recipe has just a bit of a kick.

Grilled Potato Salad

You'll want to bookmark this creamy, grilled take on a summertime staple.

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