Grilling Vegetables Made Easy

by BBQGrillPartsUSA

Great tips for helping you grill vegetables to get the optimum flavor!

You may think grilling vegetables is hard, but in fact it is super easy. Grilling vegetables is not just easy it makes your vegetables taste even better. Have you ever had grilled vegetables? The flavors from the char grilled marks give it a different flavor, along with however you season your vegetables.

Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Basic Tips
  1. Soak any vegetables in cold water for about 30 minutes. This will allow the vegetables to not dry out when grilling.
  2. After soaking vegetables in water make sure to pat dry them with a paper towel. You do not want to place vegetables on grill while dripping with water.
  3. Drizzle vegetables with a cooking oil base. You can use canola oil, vegetable oil or olive oil. You can use any other oil if you prefer something different. Drizzling your vegetables in a oil cooking base will help your vegetables from not sticking to the gas grill. You do not want your vegetables to stick to the grill and fall apart.
  4. Season vegetables however you like. You can do a simple salt and pepper mix, or you can use a sauce base. Sauce bases can include an olive oil with garlic and salt and pepper, or a soy sauce or balsamic vinegar base.
  5. Grill vegetables directly on grill or use a grilling basket.
  6. If you want grill marks, grill vegetables directly on heat, if you want your vegetables to marinate and cook in a sauce using the grilling basket will allow the vegetables to cook on indirect heat.

Other Grilling Tips...

Vegetables

Grilling vegetables is easy! You can cook anything from bell peppers, corn, asparagus, chili peppers, zucchini, eggplant and more. Each vegetable is different, make sure to research the amount of time each vegetable needs cook for. Bell peppers may take longer then zucchini or squash. If you are using your grilling basket make sure to cut the vegetables the same size. This will allow the vegetables to cook at the same time. Bell peppers usually take about 2-3 minutes on each side. Roasted bell peppers are very delicious and the flavors will come together quickly. If you are grilling chili peppers or habanero peppers, they usually take the same amount of time. Make sure to keep an eye on the peppers. If you see the peppers turning black, turn them over. Once all sides of the pepper looks charred you can take them off the grill and place them into a plastic baggie, this will allow the pepper to continue to cook. The skin will later easily be peeled off.

Final Thoughts

Corn usually takes much longer, you will need to read instructions on how to peel the ears back and season and place them back down before grilling. Once the corn is on the grill you will normally grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side. Make sure to rotate the corn so that all sides can cook evenly.

 

Asparagus, zucchini and eggplant take about the same amount of time. Make sure to cute them into the same size so that it can cook evenly. Then grill on each side for 2-3 minutes. These are just a few examples of what you can grill on your BBQ.

Updated: 11/28/2012, BBQGrillPartsUSA
 
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