25 Best Grilled Vegetables

Here’s how to make the best grilled vegetables: a master recipe for every veggie you want to cook! The perfect easy side dish for grilled dinners.

Best grilled vegetables

It’s grilling season! The grill brings a crisp char and irresistible smoky flavor to everything it touches. And it’s not just for meat. This cooking method is even more perfect when veggies are involved. Introducing: how to make the best grilled vegetables!

Here’s a list of master recipes of how to grill any vegetable you want to cook. Infuse sweet smokiness into bell peppers. Try sizzling, meaty portobello mushrooms. Grill up some tender asparagus to go with your salmon. Even try grilled avocado or BBQ cauliflower for a unique twist! These truly are the best grilled vegetables to make at home…ready to make an appearance as an easy side dish at your next grilled meal.

And now, the best grilled vegetables!

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Best grilled vegetables

Best Grilled Vegetables


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s how to make the best grilled vegetables! The perfect easy side dish for grilled dinners. Note: See above for a master recipe for every veggie you want to cook.


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Ingredients

  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into quarters
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale 
  • 2 avocados, halved with pit removed

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees). 
  2. Mix the vegetables with enough olive oil to coat, and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. For the portobello mushrooms, coat liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. Use the following timing to grill these vegetables (listed as stand-alone instructions for each, but grill them together!):
  3. To grill the portobello mushrooms: Place the grill grates gill side up and grill 10 to 14 minutes until tender and juicy. Liquid will pool in the cap. Flip the mushrooms (this drains the liquid into the grates) and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until browned.
  4. To grill the bell peppers: Place them directly on the grill grates, spaced as far apart as possible. Grill until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes, turning once.
  5. To grill the kale: Grill over indirect heat, on an upper rack if available, for 6 to 9 minutes until lightly crispy, bright green and charred in parts.
  6. To grill the avocado: Grill the avocado halves cut sides down for 4 to 6 minutes total, until grill marks form. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Vegetables

Keywords: Grilled vegetables, Best grilled vegetables, How to grill vegetables

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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