Summer is fast approaching and with that we need to start talking about food. With summer cooking we are leaving behind the endless Christmas cookies and pots of hot chili along with the dark winter days. One of the best parts of summer eating is incorporating vegetables back into your diet and feeling revived as the sluggish winter months are finally behind you.
Here are 10 of the best grilled vegetable recipes that are perfect for every summer day:
1. Grilled Vegetable Skewers
This screams summer cooking! The perfect side to any grilled burger or cold pasta salad. Incorporating zucchinis, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms along with some seasoning easily creates a beautiful side of grilled vegetable that you can perfectly grill in the sunshine of the beautiful outdoors.
2. Grilled Corn on the Cob
Another grilled vegetable recipe that is extremely simple, showing that you don’t have to be intimidated about cooking on a grill. All you need is a grill, or grilling pan if you are working indoors, ears of corn, butter and salt for taste. In less than fifteen minute you’ll have perfectly cooked corn on the cob. If you are feeling wild, try adding more toppings including mayo, cotija cheese and lime.
3. Grilled Spiced Cauliflower
This crispy grilled vegetable recipe will set your taste buds on fire with its sweet, earthy flavors that punch a tolerable heat. Seasoning consist of turmeric, crushed red peppers, ground cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic and salt and pepper to taste to really get the flavor going. This is also an easy recipe to manipulate and control the heat. Not too into spicy- cut back on the crushed red peppers.
4. Grilled Zucchini
Perfect side to accompany grilled chicken or even steak! This tasty vegetable will be spiced up with a little bit of olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and lemon juice to add a little bit of more flare before hitting the grill for ten to fifteen minutes.
5. Grilled Asparagus
Super easy, super simple but delicious grilled vegetable recipe. Divide the asparagus evenly and wrap it in aluminum placing 2 teaspoons of butter in each packet. Season to taste and grill for fifteen minutes, flipping once to cook evenly. Add bacon, be happy.
6. Grilled Potatoes
It might not be a French fry but it is still delicious. Pro tip is to boil them for a bit before popping them on the grill so that they are fully cooked. A little olive oil and seasoning to taste will get you a great side dish to your main meal.
7. Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
You will need to boil them beforehand so that they fully cook and the bacon will have to be cooked in a skillet but it will still be worth it. You’ll stir the reserved bacon fat into the Brussels sprouts and then place them on the grill for about five minutes and then toss them in the bacon pieces for a great semi-grilled vegetable dish.
8. Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese
Since we are adding bacon to brussels sprouts we can definitely talk about adding goat cheese to peppers in this grilled vegetable recipe. Take the mini peppers, seeded, sliced and brushed with olive oil and grill them until the skin is blistered. The goat cheese mix will be spooned into the peppers and your life will never be the same.
9. Spiced Grilled Eggplant
Only four ingredients and a twenty-minute prep to eating time, this recipe is a no brainer and will be a guarantee hit this summer going down as one of the best grilled vegetable recipe. The lime juice and Cajun season will really kick up that summer vibe.
10. Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions with a Lemon Dressing
We are really spicing it up and bringing in the onions to this grilled vegetable recipe. You are using lemons in different ways- zest and juice- and mustard, which the combination with onion might seem scary but don’t let it run you off. Give it a try.
Summer time will be here in no time and these 10 grilled vegetable recipes are going to bring in delicious fresh summer flavors to your food plate. Do you have other summer time veggie favorites? Tell us what they are!
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