Estelle Rea - Jul 2, 2017

Best Grilled Vegetables for Summer

Best grilled vegetables for summer

Summer is the best time of the year, with hours spent outside by the pool grilling with family and friends. A lot of us are familiar with what types of meats we like and how to grill those...but what about the veggies? It seems like a lot of people are intimidated by grilling vegetables, BUT it's actually super easy and delicious! There are so many great veggies in season during the Summer, just head to your local farmers market and get grillin'.

5 best grilled vegetables for summer

1) Tomatoes

Whether you choose cherry, big beef, or mortgage lifter...tomatoes are a must for grilling! The heat brings about all of the juices and delicious sweet flavors. Just be sure to keep an eye on them, right when they plump up is when you know they are good to go. If you keep them on the grill too long they will deflate like a balloon (although they will still taste delicious). 

2) Eggplant

Slice em, dice em, or half em, it doesn't matter. Eggplants are an awesome Summer veggie to throw on the grill. They hail a little sweet and a little smoky flavor and are SUPER easy to prepare. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper and you'll be good to go!

3) Summer Sweet Corn

It's obvious, Summer just isn't complete without a classic corn on the cob! Try throwing some Summer Sweet Corn on the grill. Make sure to rotate when grilling to avoid charring! Finish it off with your favorite olive oil, salt, herbs, and even some cheese. Everyone will be happy about this and will definitely go back for round two.

Want more delicious ways to grill corn? Try these 4 great recipes.

4) Zucchini

This is one of our favorite Summer squashes to grill. I like to slice them long and pretty thin, toss them with some olive oil, salt, and garlic, and throw them on the grill! They make an awesome side to any summer meal!

Need an amazing recipe for Simply Roasted Zucchini and Tomatoes? Get it here.

5) Portobello Mushrooms

This is easily my favorite food to grill. Although technically not a vegetable...we decided to let it slide. Grilled portobellos can be used as an easy meat substitute. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, we won't judge you for replacing a meat patty with one of these babies! Brush the portobello with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and some dried rosemary. Throw it on the grill for about ten minutes and you'll be in heaven!

What are your favorite Summer veggies to grill?
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Written by Estelle Rea