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Easy Grilled Vegetables

Get creative with this yummy & healthy recipe for veggies on the grill! These easy grilled vegetables are perfect for a healthy summer side dish and whip up fast on the grill with just a few ingredients!

Easy Grilled Vegetables

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If you haven’t noticed yet I am all about easy and healthy recipes.

I like to use fresh, whole ingredients and cook from scratch when I can, but I am not about slaving away over a hot stove, especially during summer!

Thus we end up using our grill a LOT during summer! (And heck, my George Foreman grill is out at least once a week year round!)

 

Recipe for fresh veggies on the grill

These easy grilled veggies are simple to make up with your favorite summer vegetables of all varieties.

In this mix I had cherry tomatoes, green pepper, mushrooms, and potatoes. I also love adding zucchini and summer squash when I have it on hand! Onions mix in there great too or even asparagus!

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The tomatoes in this batch were definitely for Layla! She’s the only person in the family that likes them.

I read once (on the internet so God knows if it’s actually true or not!) that liking tomatoes comes down to genetics and some people with a certain gene can taste a slightly bitter note in them that others can’t.

I’m not sure it that is true, but fresh tomatoes are NOT my thing! Or Nate’s!

But we both like tomato sauces and tomato based products so maybe we are the crazy ones! In any case I’m glad Layla likes tomatoes in spite of us.

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As a mom I really want my daughter to like healthy vegetables and maybe because I have this healthy living blog I feel this extra pressure for her love veggies, but she just doesn’t like very many.

She adores fruit; she literally is obsessed with grapes, strawberries and bananas. She’d take them over a cookie any day.

But vegetables…not so much. And even then she will sometimes eat one and then not want it if I fix it again. What?!?

simple recipe for grilled vegetables

But then I remembered that really at 10 years old if you asked me what vegetables I liked I would probably name five: corn, green beans, iceburg lettuce, carrots, celery and maybe squash.

It really wasn’t till I was in my late teens that I began to like a lot of vegetables that I love now like onions, green pepper, zucchini, summer squash, spinach, and other “exotic” lettuces.

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Even as an adult I am pretty picky about vegetables…I mean I’ll EAT almost anything (but not broccoli, don’t get me started there!) but there are still a lot out there I don’t have tons of love for.

My point is that my palate is constantly expanding and so will my child’s. And if she wants to live on strawberries, bananas and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches there are a lot worse things in life.

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Wow, okay, well that got long….on to the recipe! I hope if you got bored of that parenting tirade/personal history you just skipped ahead to this part.

My feelings are not hurt at all.

easy grilled vegetables--healthy and quick side!

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Yield: 4 cups of vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy grilled vegetables are perfect for a healthy summer side and whip up fast on the grill with just a few ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups assorted chopped vegetables, I used 1 green pepper,1 package mushrooms, 2 potatoes, 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning of your choice, We like using Lawry's seasoning salt, a mesquite seasoning blend we have, a lemon pepper blend, and mixing half garlic and half fresh black pepper.

Instructions

  1. Chop vegetables to 1-2 inch pieces. You can leave mushrooms and cherry tomatoes whole. Microwave potato for 1-2 minutes before chopping to precook them a little. Add olive oil and stir until vegetables are thoroughly coated. Sprinkle with seasoning and stir until vegetables are covered. Place on the grill on a vegetable tray or a tin foil bed and grill 15 minutes or until vegetables are slightly brown at edges and tender when pierced. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

If you make this recipe you may need:

easy veggies on the grill

There you have it! These vegetables are easy as can be and they are so delicious!

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You can put all your family’s favorites together and be as creative as you like with the veggies and seasoning blends!

If you use firmer root vegetables (like potatoes or carrots) it’s a good idea to cook them off a bit in the microwave first; otherwise they will still be crunchy and your peppers and mushrooms will be all done!

Enjoy! Get creative with this yummy & healthy recipe for veggies on the grill! 

What is your favorite vegetable? Did you like a wide variety of foods as a kid or were you more of a picky eater? 

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7 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I love grilled veggies! When I was little, I did not like turnip or collard greens. I only wanted cabbage greens but as I got older like in the teen age years, I began to love turnip and collards and wanted cabbage greens less. I can’t remember why though.. We eat a lot of veggie in my household. My daughters love cutting up the veggies to go into the meals.

    1. Oh wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had either of those. I think that just trying new vegetables is a great habit to get into!

  2. Ain’t no shame in simple recipes, I often think they are the best ones! And, they’re realistic, and you can plain ol’ just remember them, instead of having to look up a recipe. These look sooo yummy. I didn’t like tomatoes until I was 22. Before that, they copletely grossed me out. It was when I grew my own, and ate them fresh, that I loved them. Now…heck yes to the tomatoes. Crazy huh? lol

    1. I think I read somewhere our taste buds change every 7 years…so you have to keep trying things. Or maybe I made that up. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. When can we come over for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ Grilled veggies are one of my all time favorites. I’m all about yummy and easy meals. No reason to make things complicated.

    #fitfamlove

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