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grilled veggies?

I love grilled veggies whenever I have them at a restaurant - - how do I make them at home? Do I just stick 'em on the grill or do they needed to be prepped? And what are the best veggies to use?

Here's what I'd do if you weren't all here to give me advice. Please let me know if I'm far off the mark:

I'd cut up zucchini & green peppers and skewer them with some cherry tomatoes, and then roast the shish kabobs on the grill as is.

What other veggies are good when grilled?

Thanks in advance!


Sat. Jun 2, 9:52am

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I cut up zucchini and squash and wrap them in foil with a little butter, maybe some pepper to taste, and throw them on the grill in the foil.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:01 AM

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what kind of squash?

will I miss the butter if I don't add it? I'd like to keep it as healthy as possible, but I don't really want to sacrifice taste.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:07 AM

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I put cut-up veggies in tin foil on the grill; instead of butter I use extra virgin olive oil spray (either buy a sprayer or purchase in a can from Trader Joe's)

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:10 AM

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Mushrooms are great when grilled - either get the big portabellos and just stick them right on, or get the little button mushrooms and put them on a skewer. Just marinate with a little Italian dressing or olive oil.

As the other posters said, yellow squash and zucchini squash are awesome when cooked on the grill You can cut slices lengthwise and stick them right on, or cut them into chunks and put on a skewer.

I've heard you can cook corn on the cob right on the grill, but I've never tried it.

We've also grilled red peppers, green peppers and onions. We cut these into chunks and stick them on a skewer. The onions get so sweet and yummy.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:43 AM

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grilled veggies

I make mine on the grill all the time, but you can bake them too.
I slice up Zucchini, Squash, eggplant, red or yellow peppers and even add some red potatoes in the mix. In a separate bowl, I put olive oil and italian seasoning or lawry's seasoning salt in a bowl, then use a food brush and lightly coat the veggies and stick them on the grill (in a grill basket if you have one) if not, no biggie. Turns out great everytime. If you want to bake them 350 or 400 degrees for about 40 mins or so..that way they don't come out soggy.
Buon Appetito!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:51 AM

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You can also buy a grilling basket if you don't feel like skewering them. My parents do it all the time because they can cook more of them at once, and it's easier to shake the basket than it is to turn a dozen kebabs (they love grilling, but the open flame makes them a little nervous).

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 10:55 AM

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op here

my mouth is watering thinking of all these yummy veggies!
I hate onions, so those don't appeal to me, but the mushrooms and red peppers hadn't occurred to me. Yum!!
I had planned on just buying skewers, but I'll look into a basket. That sounds easier - and I love easy! : )

Oh, and I've had grilled corn on the cob. I thought it was AWFUL! There was not one bit of moisture left in the corn. It was dry and chewy. But if you like that sort of thing - go for it! : )

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 12:37 PM

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roasted veggies

Inthe winter when I don't have acess to the grill. I roast them in the oven at 450 degrees. i coast them with olive oil and cook for 45mins i think. Iuse peppers, brocolli, zuchinni, eggplant, summer squash, mushrooms...

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 12:52 PM

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I use a grilling basket when cooking lots of different vegetables. It's easier to add things at different times so something doesn't get mushy. Foil pouches are great for cooking the same types of veggies together...also good for cooking fish on the grill.

A small of amount of light italian dressing or olive oil mixed in. you can also use plain water in the foil.

Corn is great on the grill when it's FRESH. We made some last weekend and it was dry and gross. The key is to soak it in water before putting it on the grill, husks and all, of course.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 1:07 PM

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Yum....all the above sounds great. I love a little grilled fresh pineapple added to the mix...know it isn't a veggie but it tastes great grilled.

Sunday, June 03, 2007, 10:03 AM

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