How to Grill Vegetables
When they're grilled, fresh veggies become caramelized and delicious. Grilled vegetables are not only delicious, but they're easy, too. We'll show you different ways to grill vegetables, including foil packets, grill baskets, and kabobs. Plus, get our must-have recipes for creative grilled veggies.
Grilling Vegetable Tips
It's so easy to grill veggies, and they're so delicious! Smoky heat does incredible things to vegetables. To cook them evenly without charring, keep the grill heat to medium. You should be able to hold your hand above the coals for 4 seconds before pulling it away.
Try one of our best grilled vegetable recipes.
Prep: Peel back husks and remove silks. Replace husks around the corn. Place corn with husks in a bowl or pan and cover with water. Soak for 1 hour; drain. Tie husks at the top with cotton kitchen string. Remove string to serve.
Grill: 25 to 30 minutes directly over medium heat.
Try Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Grilling in foil packets is one of our favorite ways to grill fresh veggies. Because a foil pack cooks with steam, it's essential to craft a tightly sealed pouch. Otherwise, the tasty juices will bubble away, leaving food to dry out or burn.
Try adding a spoonful of our favorite flavor boosters: beer, soy sauce, white wine, apple juice, red pepper sauce, or chicken broth.
Grilling veggies in foil is easier than you think:
1. Place a 36x18-inch piece of foil on your work surface and fold in half to make an 18-inch square. Arrange veggies in the center of the square, leaving enough room around the edges to fold over the foil.
2. First, fold opposite sides to meet in the middle snugly against the vegetables. Fold the edges together several times to make a tight seam.
3. Then fold the packet ends, rolling foil tightly. Toss the packet onto the grill immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
All About Grill Baskets
Using a grilling vegetable basket is one of our favorite ways to cook veggies on the grill. They come in handy when you want to grill a combination of vegetables or if you simply don't want to risk losing veggies through the grates of your grill.
We like perforated grill baskets. Perforated baskets with low sides are available in various shapes and sizes, making it easy to flip and turn ingredients.
Grill any vegetable combination you can imagine, which is easier if the vegetables have similar cooking times. If timing varies great, start the longer-cooking veggies first.
Before cooking, toss veggies with oil. Grill veggies, covered, checking for doneness every 5 minutes.
Try these grill basket recipes:
Grilling Vegetable Skewers
Skewer up some veggie kabobs to cook a variety of vegetables. To make veggie skewers, slide cut veggies or whole smaller vegetables (like cherry tomatoes and small mushrooms) onto soaked bamboo skewers or metal skewers. Grill directly over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until veggies are browned and tender.
See our best pointers on how to make roasted vegetable kabobs, too!
Creative Grilled Veggie Recipes
Try these new takes on classic grilled vegetables. We love grilling summer vegetables, and we think you'll love these creative (and delicious!) grilled veggie recipes.