Take a look at our tips for creating Grilled Vegetables:
Try This Technique:
Grilled vegetables are a healthy
addition to a meal.
Rinse, trim, and cut up vegetables. If advised (see below), precook vegetables: In a saucepan, bring a small amount of water to boiling. Add vegetables and simmer, covered, for time specified in chart. Drain well. Generously brush vegetables with olive oil, margarine, or butter before grilling to prevent them from sticking to the grill rack. Grill over medium or medium-hot coals.
To grill, place vegetables on a piece of heavy foil or on the grill rack directly over the preheated coals. If putting them directly on the grill rack, lay them perpendicular to the wires of the rack so they won't fall into the grill. Grill, uncovered, for time in chart or till tender, turning occasionally. Watch closely to prevent charring.
Try These Techniques:
Asparagus Snap off and discard tough bases of stems. Precook, then tie asparagus in bundles with strips of cooked green onion tops. Precooking Time:3 to 4 minutes Grilling Time:3 to 5 minutes
Fresh baby carrots Cut off carrot tops. Wash and peel. Precooking Time:3 to 5 minutes Grilling Time:3 to 5 minutes
Eggplant Cut off top and blossom ends. Cut eggplant crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Precooking time:Do not precook. Grilling Time:8 minutes
Fennel Snip off feathery leaves. Cut off stems. Precooking Time:Precook whole bulbs for 10 minutes. Cut bulbs into 6 to 8 wedges. Grilling Time:8 minutes
Sweet peppers Remove stem. Quarter peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Cut peppers into 1-inch-wide strips. Precooking Time:Do not precook. Grilling Time:8 to 10 minutes
Leeks Cut off green tops; trim bulb roots and remove 1 or 2 layers of white skin Precooking Time:10 minutes or till tender. Halve lengthwise. Grilling Time:5 minutes
New potatoes Halve potatoes. Precooking Time:10 minutes or till almost tender Grilling Time:10 to 12 minutes
Zucchini Wash; cut off ends. Quarter lengthwise into long strips. Precooking Time:Do not precook. Grilling Time:5 to 6 minutes
Crookneck squash Rinse, trim, and slice 1 inch thick. Precooking Time:Do not precook. Grilling Time:5 to 6 minutes