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Best Grilled vegetables in Summer

Here’s how to make grilled vegetables! Fire up your BBQ grill for the best summer side dish that goes with any meal.

It’s grilling season! The grill brings a crisp char and irresistible smoky flavor to everything it touches. And don’t relegate it just to burgers or ribs. Make your side dish at the same time with these best grilled vegetables! This mix of veggies is delicious, colorful, and the best part: they all cook at approximately the same rate. Throw them together with a quick mix of balsamic, olive oil and a hint of rosemary, and you won’t be able to stop eating them.

Ingredients for grilled vegetables

You can grill just about any vegetable. At the same time, you can’t just throw them all and hoping for the best! Some vegetables are tougher than others, like carrots and potatoes. This type of vegetable needs to be parboiled before grilling. In this mix of best grilled vegetables, we’ve picked veggies that all cook with a similar timing. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baby bella mushrooms
  • Green beans
  • Red and orange bell peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Red onion

How to grill vegetables

All you really need to know about grilled vegetables, aside from which to pair together, is the grill temperature and timing. Memorize those few things, and then make this recipe on repeat all summer! For this recipe, you don’t even need a grill basket. You can throw these veggies right onto the grates! Here are the basic steps for how to grill vegetables (or jump to the recipe below):

  • Preheat a grill to medium high heat (that’s 375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Chop the vegetables into bite sized pieces. You can leave the green beans whole.
  • Mix with olive oil and little salt. 
  • Grill 14 to 17 minutes with the vegetables directly on the grates, turning every few minutes as grill marks appear.

Optional: add a quick and easy sauce!

You can eat these grilled vegetables right off the grill and they taste incredible. Even better? Mix them with a quick mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to heighten the flavors. All you need is 1 tablespoon of each, and it adds just the right shine and hint of brightness to the veggies. We like to add 1 clove grated garlic and ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary to really bring out the flavors.

Or, serve with a dipping sauce!

You can also serve grilled vegetables with a dipping sauce! Creamy sauces like aiolis, honey mustard or even Green Goddess dressing make irresistible dips. Here are a few ideas:

  • Try Pesto Aioli or Chipotle Aioli
  • Opt for White BBQ Sauce or Horseradish Sauce
  • Mix up Honey Mustard Recipe
  • Try Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a list of master recipes of how to grill any vegetable you want to cook: on its own! 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.