A weakness for summer grilled vegetables
Yes, eating vegetables can be delicious (and easy). We believe in the magic of healthy cooking and focus on the most natural ingredients to nourish both body and mind. We'll go the extra mile to make your mouth water with these colorful grilled vegetables. Grilled vegetables are an ideal way to get our 3 servings of vegetables per day. Grilling maximizes flavor and puts a great vegetable dish on the table with minimal effort. No one gathers around a stove to watch your broccoli cook or steam. But sear that broccoli over a hot fire on the grill, and you'll both be stars of the show. Explore the possibilities for an easy side dish that goes perfectly with almost anything.
Conjuring up something delicious with grilled vegetables is quick, easy and virtually effortless. Grilled vegetables go with most main dishes with beef, chicken, turkey, fish or just completely vegetarian. They are incredibly versatile, on the barbecue, in a sandwich, on a salad, as a pizza topping, in quesadillas, as a snack, you name it.
The ultimate reason to grill vegetables is taste: fire almost always makes them taste better. The high, dry heat from the grill caramelizes a vegetable's sugars, enhancing its sweetness. Grilling imparts a subtle flavor, adding complexity and soulfulness to a vegetable's already vibrant flavor.
What are the best vegetables for grilling?
You can grill any firm vegetable. Below is a list of vegetables that are delicious on the grill.
- Bell peppers
- Portabello mushrooms or large brown mushrooms
- Romaine lettuce
Because they are just as tasty hot as they are at room temperature, grilled vegetables are our summer dream dish.
Simple toppings or sauces
Serve the grilled vegetables plain, or consider adding a simple topping or sauce, such as:
- grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta or goat cheese
- garlic chimichurri sauce
- creamy avocado salsa verde
- homemade basil pesto or arugula pesto
- Jolliette's balsamic dressing
Our favorite side dishes
Try one of our following grilled vegetables, such as:
- grilled romaine lettuce with a dressing of avocado
- lime grilled zucchini with tzatziki