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Grilled peppers

Perfect Grilled Peppers

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s how to make the best grilled peppers: smoky, tender and sweet! Bell peppers are easy to grill and have incredible flavor: a perfect summer side dish.


  • 3 multi-colored bell peppers
  • 1 medium red onion OR 1 additional bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat: Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees). If using the grill basket, place it on the grill while preheating. Or, fold a large piece of aluminum foil in half and prick several holes in it with a fork, then fold up a 1-inch rim around the edge to make a makeshift tray.
  2. Grill basket or foil method: You can use onion in this method! Cut 3 peppers into 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut the onion into wide strips and separate the layers with your fingers. Place them in a bowl and mix with the olive oil and kosher salt. Grill in the grill basket or on the foil tray for 15 to 20 minutes until tender, turning the vegetables a few times to ensure even cooking.
  3. Grates method: Cut 4 bell peppers into quarters, then place in a bowl and mix with olive oil and kosher salt. Place them directly on the grill grates, spaced as far apart as possible. Grill until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes, turning once.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Vegetables
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Grilled peppers, How to grill peppers