Summertime means cookouts, barbecues, potlucks, tailgating—lots of outdoor food and fun in the sun. Grilling vegetables is a great way to get more color, variety and smarter options into your grill-focused meals. And while cooking vegetables on the grill may seem daunting, it’s anything but with barbecue tips and tricks from My Food and Family! Try some of these grilled vegetable recipes on for size at your next outdoor event.
New to grilling vegetables? Start with this simple Zesty Grilled Veggies recipe. Featuring zucchini, red and yellow peppers and Italian dressing, they’re a perfect side for your sizzling proteins!
Who doesn’t love potatoes? These Foil-Pack Garlic-Parmesan Grilled Potatoes are sure to please at your next cookout—and the foil pack makes cleanup a snap!
Tomatoes are so much more than a burger topping! Try the Cheese-Topped Grilled Tomatoes recipe and see how wonderful they are next to the entrée instead of on top of it!
Zucchini & Eggplant Bruschetta Boats are a smarter take on a classic bread-based bruschetta, and it’s pretty enough for center stage. Serve them up as an unexpected side!
Make a whole meal on the grill with Spatchcock BBQ Chicken with Grilled Green Bean Salad. Pair tangy barbecue chicken with grilled green beans, corn and more seasonal veggies.
Grilled salads are great warm-weather alternatives to run-of-the-mill salads, and the Grilled Corn Salad is no exception. Start with corn cobs right on the grill grates for a tasty salad in no time.
There are few cookout sides as classic as grilled corn on the cob. This Fantastic Corn on the Cob recipe takes grilled corn to the next level with the addition of butter and fresh chopped parsley.
Keep your sides fresh, flavorful and simple with Grilled Carrots. Simple and easy doesn’t mean boring, and these grilled carrots are anything but with the added zest of balsamic and lemon!
Elevate your grilled vegetable game with the Grilled Ratatouille Foil Packet. Featuring zesty Italian dressing, this zucchini-, squash- and eggplant-based veggie side is sure to wow your cookout guests.
Get back to basics with Grilled ‘Baked’ Potatoes. The oven-made favorite ventures outside in this cookout-friendly recipe, which yields a potato with crispy skin and light, fluffy insides.
Whether as a side or a main, there’s always space at the barbecue for grilled vegetables. Not sure what to pair them with? We have you covered for grilling and cookout menu ideas. Throwing your first cookout? Get the low-down on what to do from our Backyard BBQ Ideas. You’ll be grilling up some vegetables in no time!