One Easy Way To Save Time, Eat Better: Grill Extra Vegetables

One cooking philosophy has served me well as my family grows busier each year: Anytime I bother to cook, I make extra to freeze or set aside for future meals. That goes for grilling, too. Here’s a short list of the meals you can create just by grilling an extra batch of vegetables each time you fire up the barbecue.

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Here’s what to do with your leftover, totally tasty grilled vegetables

The possibilities are endless. And now you’ll have at least one less meal to prepare each week!

Easy Grilled Zucchini

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To prep: You have two paths, really: marinate your vegetables before grilling for deep flavor with a recipe like this, or wait to add seasoning/vinaigrette to your vegetables until you use them in a future dish. I favor the second route, as it enables you to use your leftovers in a larger flavor variety of dishes. Check out this grilled vegetables how-to for cooking basics.


See our collection of BBQ & Grilled Vegetable Recipes.


Happy grilling!