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Grilled vegetables arranged on a white serving platter

Easy Grilled Vegetables

There's nothing better than tender, smoky, perfectly charred Grilled Vegetables!  This guide will show you how easy it is to grill almost any vegetable, along with cooking times for each one.   They're perfect as a side dish, in salads, sandwiches, pasta and more!

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  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 ears corn, husked
  • 1 lb shishito peppers
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 2 bell peppers, cored
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, whole or sliced, stem and gills removed
  • 6 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Toss the vegetables in olive oil (plan on about 1 tablespoon per pound of vegetables), and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush the oil over the red onion in order to keep the slices in tact.
  • Reduce the grill heat to medium high. Add the vegetables and grill the shishito peppers 2-3 minutes turning once, 6-8 minutes for the bell peppers, eggplant, poblano pepper and zucchini, turning once, 12-15 minutes for the carrots and corn, turning on each side till charred. Remove from heat and let stand covered loosely with foil for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
  • Chop or slice as needed to serve as a side dish with dressing or use in recipes such as salads, pasta, sandwiches, dips and more!


  • Pro tip:  Use vegetables that are roughly the same size and be sure to slice them to uniform thickness.
  • Nutrition information is based on the vegetables that I've outlined here in this post, and will vary based on the type(s) and amount that you use.  
  • Plan on 1 tablespoon of olive oil for every pound of vegetables used.  I don't typically brush my bell peppers with oil as they have plenty of moisture.
  • Cooking times vary depending on the types of vegetables you're preparing.  See the list of cooking times outlined in the post above.  
  • Toss grilled vegetables in dressing and serve as an appetizer or side dish, or add to salads, sandwiches, pasta, fajitas and more!


Serving: 4g, Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 1024mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 10827IU, Vitamin C: 176mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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