Grilled Vegetables

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  • Perfectly charred grilled vegetables that are tender and full of flavor. The best summer side dish that can be ready in 20 minutes or less!

    When it comes to summer side dishes, grilled vegetables are a top pick. They’re quick, easy and taste absolutely delicious. Plus they’re healthy too! Some of my other favorite summer sides are cucumber tomato salad, broccoli salad with bacon, corn and tomato salad and southwest quinoa salad.

    grilled vegetables on a white plate

    Best grilled vegetables

    Grilled vegetables are one of my favorite side dishes to enjoy during the summer time. They are super simple to make and can be done in less than 20 minutes. Plus they’re full of flavor and taste perfectly charred and delicious.

    Feel free to use whatever vegetables and seasonings you have on hand. You can add fresh herbs to the oil mixture as well. The marinade is simple and really lets the natural flavors of the grilled vegetables shine through.

    Whenever we’re grilling vegetables, I love to make the rest of our dinner on the grill as well. I’ll either add on some grilled chicken or hamburgers, as well as some grilled fruit kabobs. Talk about the ultimate summer meal!

    raw sliced vegetables on white plate

    What vegetables can you BBQ?

    When it comes to grilling veggies, you can pretty much grill any vegetable you like. I’ve listed out some of my favorites below, but feel free to add in any extras that you prefer.

    Below are some of the best vegetables to grill:

    • Corn on the cob (you can wrap in foil or place directly on the grill)
    • Asparagus (place in foil, basket or you can also place the asparagus onto 2 skewers to make them easier to flip)
    • Sliced bell peppers
    • Mushrooms
    • Onion wedges or slices
    • Green beans (in foil or on basket)
    • Sliced zucchini or squash

    Seasoning for grilled vegetables

    There are plenty of ways to season grilled vegetables. I typically stick with the same marinade and swap out the fresh herbs based on what I have on hand. The marinade is made of olive oil, balsamic vinegar or glaze, garlic powder, S&P and chopped fresh herbs like basil, parsley, rosemary or thyme. Simple, flavorful and delicious!

    seasoned green beans in foil

    How to grill vegetables

    There are several different ways to cook vegetables on the grill. You can grill them in foil, on skewers, use a grill basket or place them directly on the grill. You can’t go wrong with any of these methods, so it’s all about what works best for you. They taste delicious each way!

    Grilled vegetables in foil

    Grilling vegetables in foil is super easy and requires hardly any cleanup. Simply place the seasoned vegetables in the center of a large piece of foil. Then pull the 2 longer sides in and roll down. Then fold in the other 2 sides. Place the foil packet directly on the grill and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.

    Vegetable grill basket

    The grill basket is great for smaller chopped vegetables. Simply place the seasoned vegetables in the basket and then place basket directly on the grill. Make sure to gently stir about every 3 minutes. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until grilled vegetables become tender and lightly charred. Remove basket from grill and serve!

    raw asparagus on skewers

    Grilled vegetable kabobs

    Kabobs are great to make when grilling long and skinny vegetables like asparagus. It makes it so much easier to flip them, especially when they start to get a little tender. Simply add the veggies to skewers, then place directly on the grill. Once they begin to get a little charred, flip and cook on the other side for a few more minutes.

    Directly on the grill

    Larger vegetables are perfect for cooking directly on the grill. They get a great charred flavor and those wonderful grill marks. Simply place your veggies on the grill and flip once they begin to get grill marks (this will be after a few minutes). Then cook an additional 2 minutes on the other side.

    vegetables being cooked on the grill

    What to serve with grilled vegetables?

    Grilled asparagus, mushrooms, squash, green beans and bell peppers

    More fresh veggies:

    Grilled asparagus, mushrooms, squash, green beans and bell peppers

    Grilled Vegetables Recipe

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: grilled vegetables, how to grill vegetables, recipe for grilled vegetables, vegetables on the grill
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 123
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Perfectly charred grilled vegetables that are tender and full of flavor. The best summer side dish that can be ready in 20 minutes or less! 

    Ingredients

    Seasonings:

    • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt , more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh herbs

    Vegetables:

    • 2 bell peppers , sliced into large strips
    • 2 zucchini , sliced lengthwise
    • 1 yellow squash , sliced into rounds
    • 2 cups green beans , trimmed
    • 1-2 cups large mushrooms , sliced in half
    • 12 asparagus , trimmed
    • 1 onion , sliced or quartered

    Instructions

    • Clean and oil the grill grates. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    • Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic, garlic powder, salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
    • Place vegetables in a large bowl. Pour the oil mixture over the vegetables and gently toss until combined.

    Cooking vegetables directly on the grill:

    • Place larger vegetables directly on the grill. Flip after a couple minutes, once they begin to have grill marks. Then cook an additional 2 minutes on the other side.

    Grilled vegetables in foil:

    • For smaller vegetables like green beans, place in a foil packet. Place the vegetables with the oil and seasoning in the center of a large piece of foil. Then pull the 2 longer sides in and roll down. Then fold in the other 2 sides. Place the foil packet directly on the grill. Cook about 15-20 minutes, or until tender.

    Grilled vegetables in basket:

    • Place the vegetables in the basket and then place directly on the grill. Gently stir every 3 minutes. Remove basket from the grill after about 10-12 minutes, or once vegetables become tender and lightly charred.
    • Serve while warm. Salt and pepper, to taste.

    Notes

    To make your own balsamic glaze, try this recipe
    Note: nutrition info will vary depending on which vegetables you use.
     
    Best vegetables to grill:
    • Corn on the cob (you can wrap in foil or place directly on the grill)
    • Asparagus (place in foil, basket or you can also place the asparagus onto 2 skewers to make them easier to flip)
    • Sliced bell peppers
    • Mushrooms
    • Onion wedges or slices
    • Green beans (in foil or as basket)
    • Sliced zucchini or squash

    Nutrition

    Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 39% | Vitamin C: 92% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 9.7%
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