Grilling Fresh Vegetables: 5 Tips Every Griller Should Know

Season for extra flavour

To add flavour and texture to fresh produce, sprinkle them with your favourite herbs and spices. If you prefer the classic, smoky taste, use coarse salt such as kosher salt or sea salt. This will help remove extra moisture from the veggies while on the grill which will then enhance their freshness, flavour and sweetness.

Know when they are cooked

The harder the vegetable, the longer they will cook on the grill. The soft variety only needs to be heated through to become tender. In general, you’ll know that the veggie is ready when they are tender (when pierced using a fork) and have good browned grill marks. Experts say that medium heat works best for fresh produce.

If you want to add more nutrition and color to your barbecue menu, fresh vegetables are the way to go. They’re fairly easy to prepare and don’t take too long to cook on the grill. Just follow these helpful tips when grilling fresh vegetables and you’ll do great!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.

I grill vegetables all the time in a basket and use the following marinade for about 3 hours. They come out great:
1 tablespoon of lemon pepper
1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
2 tablespoons of water
1/4 cup of oil.
Pour over a vegetable mixture in a ziplock bag and put in the refrigerator.