The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you can smell the delicious aroma of charcoal and smoke. It’s grilling season, and you’re ready to sizzle some juicy burgers and hot dogs ー but wait, don’t forget the veggies! You don’t have to settle for boring salads or soggy steamed vegetables. You can grill fresh and tasty veggies that will make your mouth water and your plate pop. And the best part is you don’t have to spend hours chopping, peeling, or washing them. Just grab some fresh, greenhouse grown veggies and toss them right on the grill. We’ll show you how to grill them like a pro and make your summer meals unforgettable.
Greenhouse grown vegetables are grown indoors in an ideal, perfectly controlled environment. This means that they are available year-round and have consistent quality and taste. Greenhouse grown vegetables can also be more nutrient-dense because they receive the right amount of water and nutrients throughout their growth cycle. They’re harvested when ripe and ready, with the perfect texture and flavor for grilling.
Some of the best grilled vegetables are bell peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants. These veggies have a firm texture and a sweet flavor that complement the smoky taste of the grill. They also have vibrant colors that add a bright splash of color to your summer patio menu. Look for firm, plump, and glossy veggies when choosing the best fresh grilling ingredients. You can cut them into slices or wedges or leave them whole, if small enough, before grilling them.
Veggies for Grilling –
One of the best flavor combinations for grilling is Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes and Craft House Collection® Baby Eggplants, which pair perfectly in recipes like Grilled Eggplant Tomato Salad. This light and refreshing dish showcases the smoky and sweet flavors of grilled veggies that everyone loves! Another vegetable that tastes amazing when grilled is Sweet Bell Peppers, which have a juicy texture and a vibrant color that comes alive with a bit of barbecue charring. Whether you grill them whole or sliced, they will add a burst of flavor and nutrition to your plate this summer.
One of the most fun ways to grill veggies is to make skewers. Skewers are easy to prep and cook, and they prevent the veggies from falling through the grates. Plus, each member of your family can customize their skewer with a variety of unique veggies and meats to satisfy their cravings.
Another way to enjoy grilled veggies is to turn them into dips or spreads. It’s a great way to add extra flavor to your summer barbecue without too much work. Blend your grilled veggies with some herbs, spices, cheese, yogurt, or tahini to make your dips or spreads. You can try baba ghanoush, grilled tomato salsa, or Smoky Bell Pepper Sauce. You can serve these dips or spreads with crackers, bread, or fresh veggies.
Grilling veggies is a healthy and tasty choice that will help you eat more vegetables and get more vitamins in your diet while reducing calories and fat. Veggies have so much flavor on their own. You don’t even need to add anything to make them delicious! You can keep your dishes simple and healthy by drizzling oil, sprinkling salt, pepper, and herbs, and letting the grill do the magic. Grilling veggies is a wonderful and easy way to eat well.
Delicious Grilled Recipes –
If you’re hosting a party or a family gathering, you can’t go wrong with grilling veggies. You can grill numerous veggies and serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or main. You can also cater to different dietary preferences or restrictions, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or low-carb. All that’s needed is a bit of inspiration!
The possibilities are endless. Here are some of our favorite grilled veggie recipes:
- Grilled Chicken Skewers
- Grilled Garden Veggie Pizza
- Asian Grilled Peppers & Salmon
- Greek Chicken Kabobs
- Grilled Cajun Shrimp & Tomato Boil
- Grilled Vegetable Salad
- Grilled Tomato Provencal