How to grill vegetables

Discover expert vegetable grilling tips, how to grill 18 of your favourite vegetable and a few of our favourite grilled vegetable recipes.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

How to grill vegetables
Grilled Radicchio
Photography by Yvone Duivenvoorden
Grilling vegetables
• Brush vegetables with olive or vegetable oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on greased grill, on skewers or in grill basket.

• Grill, covered if desired, over medium heat for time specified or until lightly browned and tender-crisp to tender.

Asparagus

Prep: Snap off tough, woody ends
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning often

Belgian endive
Prep: Halve lengthwise
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes, turning once

Carrots
Prep: Cut lengthwise in 1/4-inch(5 mm) strips
Cooking time: 15 minutes, turning once

Cherry tomatoes
Prep: Skewer
Cooking time: 5 minutes, turning often

Corn on the cob
Prep: Husk; or leave in husk and soak in water (do not oil)
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes, turning often

Eggplant
Prep: Cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

Fennel bulb
Prep: Cut lengthwise in 1/4-inch(5 mm) slices
Cooking time: 15 minutes, turning once

Green onions
Prep: Trim
Cooking time: 5 minutes, turning often

Mushrooms
Prep: Whole (1 1/2 inches/4 cm or larger)
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

New potatoes

Prep: Whole (if small) or cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) slices
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes, turning once

Onions
Prep: Cut crosswise in 1/2-inch(1 cm) slices
Cooking time: 15 minutes, turning once

Portobello mushrooms

Prep: Remove stems
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

Radicchio

Prep: Halve or quarter (if large)
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

Squash

Prep: Cut crosswise in 1/4-inch(5 mm) slices
Cooking time: 15 minutes, turning once

Sweet peppers
Prep: Quarter
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

Sweet potatoes

Prep: Cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices
Cooking time: 15 minutes, turning once

Tomatoes
Prep: Halve or cut in 1/2-inch(1 cm) slices
Cooking time: 5 minutes, turning once

Zucchini

Prep: Cut in 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) chunks or cut lengthwise in 1/4-inch (5 mm) strips
Cooking time: 10 minutes, turning once

For more grilling inspiration check out three of our favourite grilled vegetable recipes:
Grilled Radicchio (pictured above)
Grilled Vegetable and Pasta Salad


This story was originally titled "Grilling Vegetables" in the June 2012 issue.

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