Gas Grilling

Grilling Vegetables

Vegetables are terrific on the grill. They get the same smoky flavor that meats, poultry, and seafood do and are easy accompaniments. Here's how to grill them to perfection:

Corn Relish

  • If you use skewers, don't crowd the vegetables; leave 1/4-inch spaces between pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Use separate skewers for large hunks of meat that require longer cooking times and for quick-cooking vegetables.
  • Cut the vegetables into uniform sizes and shapes so they'll cook evenly.
  • Use a grill basket to avoid dropping half of the veggies onto the lava rocks or briquettes. Or cover the grill rack with foil. Cut slits in the foil so vegetables grill rather than stew.

Grilled Corn Relish Part salsa, part salad, this Southwest-style relish partners well with grilled chicken or pork. For a light meal, roll it up in a tortilla with black beans and shredded cheese, then warm it on the grill.