This easy-grilled vegetables recipe is so versatile and it's a great way to make the best vegetables ever!
Grilling vegetables has become one of our favorite ways to prepare them because it takes little effort and it brings out the natural flavor of the vegetables. Plus it adds an amazing smoky flavor.
This simple grilled vegetable recipe is the perfect side dish for summer or any time of the year, one of our favorite main dishes to serve with grilled veggies is Grilled Chicken with Peaches.
Why this Recipe Works
- It's an easy way to prepare fresh vegetables and they can be cooked on the grill with your main course.
- Grilling vegetables brings out the natural flavors of the vegetables.
Here is What You Will Need
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This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions that you will need to make this recipe. Scroll down a bit further for ingredient substitutions, and complete cooking instructions without photos which are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
An assortment of seasonal vegetables (see suggestions below)
Ground black pepper
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
When it comes to grilling vegetables, you can grill just about any vegetable, however vegetables with a low water content work the best, here are some suggestions:
- Sweet potatoes
- Summer squash such as zucchini or yellow squash
- Portobello mushrooms or any type of large mushrooms
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels sprouts
Here is How To Make Grilled Veggies
First, start by cutting your favorite vegetables into equal-sized pieces. This will help them to cook evenly. Make sure that the vegetables are thick enough so that they won't burn quickly or fall through the grill grates (if you are not using a grill topper). While you are preparing the veggies, preheat the grill to medium heat (about 400 degrees F).
Step 1. Toss the prepared veggies in a little bit of olive oil. Once the grill is hot, arrange the veggies on a single layer on the grill grates or grill topper.
Tip! A grill topper or grill basket helps to keep your veggies from falling through the grates on your grill.
Step 2. Brush the tops of the veggies with olive oil and close the lid on the grill for about 5 minutes.
Step 3. At this point, the veggies should be getting soft and slightly charred. Flip the veggies over and cook for a few minutes longer. If you prefer more char, leave them on the grill longer. The cook time can vary depending on the type of vegetables you use.
Total Estimated Time to Make this Recipe: 30 to 40 Minutes. (Most time is prep time)
How to Grill Vegetables Without a Grill
If you don't have a grill, no problem, you can still enjoy grilled vegetables! All that you need is a grill pan and your stove. Here's how to do it:
- Prepare your vegetables as recommeneded in the recipe instructions.
- Toss the prepared vegetables in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place the vegetables on the grill pan and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Some vegetables such as broccoli, carrots and cauliflower may need a little more time.
Pesto Grilled Vegetables. Brush the vegetables as they are grilling with your favorite pesto sauce.
Cheesy Grilled Vegetables. Sprinkle shreds of parmesan cheese or your favorite cheese on the vegetables just before taking them off of the grill.
Season the Olive Oil. Add 1 ½ teaspoons of balsamic vinegar for each tablespoon of oil that you use and a ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder plus a ½ teaspoon of fresh thyme, oregano or Italian herbs.
Asian Grilled Vegetables. Mix 1 ½ teaspoons of tamari or soy sauce, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ⅛ teaspoon of ginger for each tablespoon of olive oil.
Citrus Grilled Vegetables. Squeeze a splash of lemon juice onto your grilled veggies just before serving.
This grilled vegetables recipe is easy to make ahead of time. Cut up the veggies and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
When it's time to cook them, remove them from the refrigerator, brush them with oil and grill them.
Storing and Using Leftovers
Store leftover grilled veggies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Serve your leftover grilled vegetables, at room temperature or heated. They taste great in a salad, sandwich, quesadilla, wrap, with a bowl of pasta or your favorite whole grains.
Freezing grilled vegetables is not recommended as we have not tried it.
Your Questions Answered
Here are the most commonly asked questions about sweet and spicy pickles. If your question isn't answered below, leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Yes, you can! Place them frozen on a grill topper or grill basket on a preheated grill, brush them with oil and grill them.
Grilling vegetables in the oven would be considered roasting them. Roasted veggies taste great, but they won't taste the same as roasted vegetables.
Vegetables are healthy, and grilling them is a simple way to enjoy them without a lot of work.
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