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19 Grilled Recipes All About the Vegetables

When I think about summer grilling, the first things that usually comes to mind are burgers, steaks, chicken, whole fish, and the like. In a word: meat. But there are so many other ingredients—hello, vegetables!—that are made all the better from a quick trip to the grill. Think: corn, peppers, asparagus, and the like in the summer; broccolini, squashes, Brussels sprouts, and more during the cooler months. Here are 19 of our best grilled vegetable recipes.

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    A Salad of Grilled Vegetables over Crisp Lettuce with Halloumi Croutons

    A Salad of Grilled Vegetables over Crisp Lettuce with Halloumi Croutons

    Author Notes We've been eating "lower" carb for the past couple of weeks, so salads are frequently on the menu. This salad reminds me of shish kebab over lettuce. Bonus: halloumi cheese! —inpatskitchen Serves 2 to 4 For the vinaigrette • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced (or put through a garlic …

    Grilled Eggplant Agrodolce With Mint & Fresno Pepper

    Grilled Eggplant Agrodolce With Mint & Fresno Pepper

    Author Notes This eggplant is great as a side dish, but can be easily adapted into a main with the addition of chickpeas and some shreds of fresh mozzarella or crumbled feta cheese. Originally posted on strawberryplum.com. —Sarah Fioritto Test Kitchen Notes WHO: Sarah | strawberryplum spends her days …

    Grilled Bread Salad With Broccoli Rabe & Summer Squash

    Grilled Bread Salad With Broccoli Rabe & Summer Squash

    Author Notes There are the two main reasons for making this salad: First, the grill does all the work, freeing you from a hot kitchen in the summer, and second, it’s crazy good. The mayonnaise marinade for the vegetables creates a wonderful blistery crust. I’ve chosen a mix of broccoli rabe and …

    Tarragon-Lemon Aioli Served with Grilled Artichokes

    Tarragon-Lemon Aioli Served with Grilled Artichokes

    Author Notes Freddy and I spent a few of our favorite trips touring the countryside of Sicily. The artichoke, which is usually identified with California, is actually from Sicily. This is my effort at making a a delicious aioli to dip wonderful, grilled California artichokes when they're in season. …

    Asparagus With Lemon-Pepper Marinade From Bryant Terry

    Asparagus With Lemon-Pepper Marinade From Bryant Terry

    • Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes • Cook time 5 minutes • Serves 4 to 6 Author Notes Chef, author, and activist Bryant Terry may have designed this recipe for asparagus, but it offers a template that will bring any vegetable in your crisper to life. Just blanch, marinate, then grill (or broil), using a marinade …

    Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

    Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

    Author Notes Being a Jersey girl, this salad showcases two of my favorite local ingredients, corn and tomatoes. This salad is best at the peak of summer when corn is most sweet, fresh, and juicy. Its light, crisp flavor makes a delicious side dish when served with grilled meats, or it can also stand …

    Grilled Brussels Sprouts

    Grilled Brussels Sprouts

    Author Notes My husband turned me into a huge Brussels Sprouts fan with this fuss free, endlessly adaptable recipe. He varies it a little each time, but the result is always delicious. Helpful tools for this recipe: - GIR Grill Tongs - Five Two Essential Knives - Yellowware Mixing Bowl Test Kitchen …

    Grilled Marinated Tomatoes

    Grilled Marinated Tomatoes

    • Prep time 15 minutes • Cook time 10 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes Balance the inherent sweetness of summer’s tomatoes with piquant flavors of nuoc cham—lime, fish sauce, chili, and shallot—and a kiss from the grill. Because you want the tomatoes to soak up the marinade, it’s a good dish to prep before …

    Fully Grilled Caesar Salad

    Fully Grilled Caesar Salad

    Author Notes In the spring and summer, I like to grill every part of a meal if I can. When friends told me they had tried grilled salad, I couldn't wait to make it. This simple Caesar salad comes together in minutes: The lettuce and baguette are grilled for a nice charred flavor, and the super easy …

    Grilled Zucchini Orzo

    Grilled Zucchini Orzo

    Author Notes This recipe uses a LOT of flavor, but don't be scared of it. When I created this, I was a little nervous about all the flavors myself, but it came together so well. You get some serious zing from the vinegar, but everything is mellowed by the goat cheese. Give it a try! —Brussels …

    Grilled Eggplant & Peach Caprese Salad

    Grilled Eggplant & Peach Caprese Salad

    Author Notes This caprese salad ditches the tomatoes, calls in grilled eggplant and peaches, and upgrades to burrata. It’s charred and juicy, savory and sweet, warm and cool, creamy and snappy. It’s a salad interesting and satisfying enough to call dinner one night, and then repeat the next. …

    Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

    Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

    Author Notes Now that the first corn is starting to appear at the markets, it's pretty much all I can think about, all the time. The flavors are so magically summery: sweet, herbacious, charred, creamy. And it's super easy. My only advice: make a lot. —lisina Test Kitchen Notes This is a fast and …

    Ignacio Mattos’ Grilled Favas

    Ignacio Mattos’ Grilled Favas

    Author Notes Look for the smallest, cutest favas you can find. But even if you're stuck with the big, gnarly ones, you can eat the pods you want, and just pop out the inner beans for the ones you don't -- they'll still slide out more easily after they've been cooked. (Trust us on the anchovy.) …

    Grilled Okra Pasta Salad

    Grilled Okra Pasta Salad

    Author Notes Most people think of okra as being slimy and stewed, but when cooked quickly over high heat, it has a delightful texture without any of the sliminess. In this recipe, the okra is grilled, then added to a pasta salad with smoked mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. The pasta …

    Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt

    Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt

    Author Notes A departure from fried okra, this grilled take on this quintessential Southern vegetable is sure to convert even the most skeptical okra doubter due to the addition of Sriracha in salt form. —Beth Kirby | {local milk} Serves 4 2 tablespoons Sriracha • 3 tablespoons sea or kosher salt • 2 limes' …

    Grilled Vegetable Pasta Sauce

    Grilled Vegetable Pasta Sauce

    Author Notes I got the basic idea from an Alice Waters recipe, with some changes. My daughter loves this. It's one of her favorites. When she came home from college to visit in the winter, I was known to be found outside grilling the vegetables for this sauce (given that I lived in Montana, where …

    Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad

    Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad

    Author Notes Potato salads usually fall into two camps: cold and mayo-slicked, or warm and vinegary. I have a soft spot for both. But give me a choice, and I’ll go for this feisty, grilled version that's essentially of a hybrid of the two every single time. A long-time fan of mayo marinades (see my …

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