Tips For Grilling Vegetables

With the weather getting warmer, it’s time to pull out your BBQ and get to grilling! If you plan on having a BBQ, chances are that someone will be vegetarian or vegan and that’s why you need to know how to grill vegetables. Grilling vegetables enhances their natural flavors and carmelizes them, making them so much tastier. Asparagus, summer squash, sweet potatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts, and green beans are some of the best vegetables to grill and here’s your guide on how to make them on the BBQ.

Make Sure the Veggies are Well-Oiled

The key to making moist, juicy vegetables on the grill is to cover them in olive oil. Olive oil locks in their moisture and prevents them from drying out. Make sure you hold off on salting them until they are finished cooking.

Use a Basket

To prevent smaller vegetables from falling through the grates, cook them in a grilling basket. Cherry tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, squash, and asparagus cook will in them.

Place Your Vegetables Over Direct or Indirect Heat

Based on the size of the vegetable and its density, they will take different amount of times to cook and should be cooked over either direct or indirect heat. If the vegetables take 20 minutes or less to cook, place the grate directly above the flame and if they take more than 20 minutes to cook, keep them away from direct heat. Turn them halfway through cooking.

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Marinade After Cooking

Wait to salt and pepper and marinade your vegetables with viniagrette and sauces until after they come off the grill.