Grill up some delicious and nutritious vegetable dishes with your barbecue. With just the right combination of heat, seasonings, and marinades, you can create flavorful meals with some of your favorite veggies - from corn on the cob to summer squash. Learn what veggies work best served directly from the grill, as well as tips for creating succulent side dishes.
Grilled corn is a summertime favorite, and can really make a meal special. Leave the husks on or remove them as desired, then place the corn in a shallow pan of cold water for about 15 minutes before grilling - this helps keep it from drying out too quickly. Place on the grill over medium-high heat and cover with a lid or damp towel. Check often and turn several times for about 15-20 minutes total cooking time until cooked through. Serve hot off the grill with butter and Low n Slow Basics "Garlic Goals"!
Asparagus makes for a simple, delicious side dish when grilled on the BBQ. Just lightly oil spears of asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Place over medium-high direct heat and grill for 4-5 minutes, turning once or twice until just tender but still crisp. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to take your grilled asparagus over the top!
Large, meaty portobello mushrooms are perfect for grilling on the BBQ. Brush lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper before placing over medium-high direct heat. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until tender and golden brown. Serve these mushroom caps whole or slice them up for a fantastic addition to vegan burgers, salads, pizza, or sandwiches and don't for get to add a sprinkle of Boars Night Out "White Lightning" seasoning.
Capsicum (Bell peppers)
Not all vegetables can stand up to the heat of the BBQ grill, but bell peppers, eggplant and zucchinis are all great contenders. Slice your veggies into thick chunks or long strips before brushing lightly with oil and seasoning. Place over direct medium-high heat to get those beautiful grilled marks, then flip every few minutes till you’ve got a nice char. Serve these grilled vegetables as part of a hearty salad or on their own as an appetizer.
Zucchinis are a healthy barbeque option due to their low calories, natural sweetness, and variety of vitamins and minerals. For delicious grilled zucchini, it’s best to slice into ½ inch thick circles or cut lengthwise in half. Brush lightly with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, oregano and other spices of your choice. Place over direct heat for a few minutes until lightly charred on each side. Serve as part of a salad for added crunch and flavor or enjoy alone as a vegetarian side dish.