Make room on the grill for veggies. Caramelizing flames and a touch of smoke do wonders for vegetables.
Best for the Grill
A lot of veggies do well on the grill, but some really stand out–asparagus, corn, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers (bell or hot), onions, even cabbage.
- Thai Charred Eggplant with Tofu
- Savory Grilled Onions
- Cabbage on the Grill
- Grilled Poblano Pepper and Mango Quesadillas
- Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
Most vegetables cook better and are less likely to stick if marinated first or brushed lightly with cooking oil. For added flavor, sprinkle grilled vegetables with fresh herbs.
- Eggplant Mixed Grill
- Marinated Barbecued Vegetables
- Marinated Veggies
- Grilled Beets in Rosemary Vinegar
- Marinated Mushrooms and Eggplant with Peanut Sauce
Perfect for grilling, corn even comes with its own wrapper.
- Miss Bettie’s Zesty Grilled Corn
- Cajun Grilled Corn
- Tasty BBQ Corn on the Cob
- Horseradish Corn on the Cob
- Grilled Corn with Ancho Chile and Lime Butter
- Corn with Bacon and Chili Powder
Grilled Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Corn’s frequent companion, the tomato, might not seem well-suited for grilling, but it works surprisingly well. Grilling also brings out the best in most mushrooms, especially portobellos.
- California Grilled Veggie Sandwich
- Grilled Portobello and Mozzarella
- Grilled Tequila Portobello
- Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, and Goat Cheese
Depending on what you’re grilling, you might want to cut larger veggies (like eggplants, squash, and onions) into smaller pieces.
Small vegetables like cherry tomatoes or sliced veggies work best threaded through kabobs. You can also wrap vegetables in heavy duty foil, though cooking in foil cuts back on that appealing smoky flavor.
- Grilled Yellow Squash
- Grilled Radishes
- Foil Wrapped Veggies
- Grilled Zucchini and Squash
- Grilled Potatoes and Onion
Grilling times vary from veggie to veggie, but they’re generally more delicate than meats. So keep a close eye on your vegetables.
Veggies to Avoid
Most vegetables love the grill. But a few–like cucumbers, celery, and most leafy greens–don’t do well because of their high water content.
A Complete Menu for the Grill
Try this ready-to-go grilling menu or create your own menus.