5 Tips for Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

 The end of summer and beginning of fall brings an abundance of vegetables. Many vegetables are now considered in season and as a result, are at their lowest price of the year. While there is still decent weather, why not consider spending a little more time outdoors where you can grill these vegetables to perfection? Even if you have never grilled vegetables before, you will find they are so easy to make and quite tasty when prepared this way. Take a look below at 5 tips for perfectly grilled vegetables and see how easy it is to enjoy veggies on the grill. Take a peek and in no times, you will be a vegetable grilling pro! 

How to Grill Vegetables

Here are 5 Tips for Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

1. Add some zest!

Just like you would season meat before putting it on the grill, you want to season vegetables before grilling them. You can do this in a variety of ways. You can sprinkle them with salt or pepper, garlic salt, lemon juice, or even soak them in a bottled marinade. Season your vegetables before cooking and it will make a world of a difference.

2. Make their size manageable

When prepping vegetables for grilling, you want to be very cautious of size. If they are too big they won’t cook easily or evenly. If they are too small they will fall through the grates on the grill. Instead, cut your vegetables in medium sized chunks or slices that fit nicely over the grates but are only about ¼ of an inch thick. 

3. Utilize skewers

For awkward shaped vegetables, you can always place them on wood or metal skewers. Just place the chunks of veggies on the skewers, season, and place on the grill. The skewers will make them easy to manage and help them cook evenly.

 

4. Get ready to flip

Vegetables on the grill do not take very long to cook, so be ready to flip! Most vegetables need about 4-5 minutes on each side on a medium to high heat. After the 4-5 minutes is up, flip and repeat on the alternate side. Some foods such as potatoes or carrots do not grill very quickly, so you should boil them prior to grilling to speed the cooking time up. 

5. Add the finishing touches

Once your vegetables are grilled and ready to go, you can add some finishing touches for flavor. Sprinkle with olive oil, seasoning spices, or salad dressings. Then, grab your knife and fork and dig in, if you can wait that long.


See how easy it is to enjoy vegetables on the grill? Summer days are fleeting, but while they are still here enjoy some vegetables on the grill and see how truly tasty they can be!

61 Comments

  1. Happy SITS Day! I hope it is an amazing one for you! πŸ™‚

    Love the grilling tips! They are spot on, especially the size and boiling tips! I wish I’d known that the first time I tried to grill veggies. LOL πŸ™‚

  2. Happy SITS Day!!!

    Love your post on the misconception of insurance! Thanks for all the great info πŸ˜€

  3. How I wish that I’ve seen this article before. I really find it hard to grill some veggies. Thanks for providing such useful tips. Happy SITS day!

  4. I was never really much for grilled veggies…until my husband grilled some fresh from the garden green beans. Delish! Your tip to add zest is spot on!

    1. Grilled vegetables is in fact very yummy πŸ™‚ I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it first time πŸ™‚

  5. Oh I love grilled veggies! I have a BBQ grill pan and if I’m really lazy, I use a vinaigrette salad dressing to toss them in the pan while grilling. Thanks for the reminder, I know what I’m doing this weekend!

    1. Even all these conversation on grilled vegetables makes me wanna have them tonight for dinner πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Anita πŸ™‚

  6. We have our garden in full bloom now, and plan on doing exactly what you say above.. we usually use s&p and olive oil.

  7. Mmm. Sounds super yummy! Thanks for the tips.

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a fabulous day for you.

  8. Happy SITS day!!!!
    These are great tips and I hate the end of grilling season, because grilled veggies are the only way I will eat veggies! Any suggestions for how to get grilled like veggies in the house?

  9. Happy SITS Day! These sound like great tips…I’m a dunce when it comes to grilling anything, maybe I need to try it your way πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks for the great tips. I love grilled veggies. I usually marinate mine in EVOO and minced garlic. Just made sweet onions and scallions on the grill… delicious!!

  11. Truth be told, I don’t love vegetables, except when they are grilled. I like your idea of putting a little salad dressing on them after they are grilled. Yum. Happy SITS Day!

  12. Thank you for these helpful tips. I love grilled veggies! I think we’ll be squeezing in quite a few more BBQ’s before fall so I will definitely put these tips to use πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  13. I still don’t have a grill because I’m afraid that I’ll just mess the whole thing up. You have a great handle on this, though!

    Happy SITS Day!

  14. I love veggies on the grill. When winter comes and we are not grilling as much, I miss having them done this way. Thanks for the tips to make mine even better.

  15. Grilling veggies is my favorite way to eat them! Thanks for the tips – they will work for roasting veggies too, which is what I do when it’s too cold to stand outside and grill. Have a great SITS day!

  16. These are really great tips for grilling vegetables. I found that using a vege basket is cheap and highly effective.

  17. I had never grilled my own veggies if ever cooking although I have ate when others have made them when we go over for parties or family dinner.. It’s a habit for me to just cook it in my meals or make salad on the side.. Will def try and grill veggies one day.. I do the cooking in kitchen.. my fiance’ does the grilling part when we use it..

  18. Love grilled veggies. The seasoning makes all the difference. You can sprinkle a little feta cheese on them and drizzle some balsamic vinegar and it makes a nice grilled salad!

  19. Thanks for sharing these tips. For the skewers do you prefer using wooden or metal? One year we used wood and the ends burned. Just curious what you prefer.

  20. I don’t have an outdoor grill, but I love grilling veggies like zucchini and eggplant in our grill pan. Never would have though to sprinkle on some lemon juice or other seasonings (besides salt) during the grilling process, though. Thanks!

  21. Thanks for the great tips for cooking vegetables. πŸ™‚ If they are not cooked right they are not ass enjoyable to eat, so this is very helpful.:)

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