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Grilled Vegetables with Herbs Recipe | Peppers, Zucchini, Onions and Potatoes

Updated on July 10, 2013
Fresh Summer Vegetables
Fresh Summer Vegetables | Source

Though I am not a big veggie eater, I find fresh grilled vegetables to have a wonderful taste. Here are four simple recipes for cooking peppers, onions, squash, zucchini and potatoes on the grill.

5 stars from 4 ratings of Grilled Summer Vegetables

Cook Time for Grilled Squash and Zucchini

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves four people one half cup serving each
Summer Squash and Zucchini on the Grill
Summer Squash and Zucchini on the Grill | Source
Mix Cilantro with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper for a Delicious Flavor
Mix Cilantro with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper for a Delicious Flavor | Source

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly gound pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into quarters, then halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesean cheese, use fresh, not packaged for best results

How to Cook Squash and Zucchini on the Grill

  1. Gather fresh cilantro, wash and dry it. Use herb knife to finely chop.
  2. In a small glass bowl, mix spices, olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Chop red onion, zucchini and squash about one quarter inch thick.
  4. Place vegetables in a grill safe dish and brush with olive oil mixture.
  5. Place vegetables on grill at 350 degrees. Vegetables are done when they are tender with a fork, or about 25 minutes.
  6. Carefully use a grill mitt and remove this extremely hot pan from the grill. Place on a hot pad or transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Rosemary, potatoes olive oil and salt
Rosemary, potatoes olive oil and salt | Source

Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary

These potatoes are delicious and so easy-to-make. It is the fresh rosemary that gives this dish such a unique flavor. Simply peel and dice potatoes. You can figure on a half a cup of potatoes per person. I like using white or red potatoes for this dish because the skins are thinner. In a small bowl, mix 3 Tablespoons chopped rosemary, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Using a basting brush, brush the potatoes with the olive oil mixture making sure to coat all sides. Place in a grill pan on the grill for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Use a Mezzaluna to Chop Fresh Herbs

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Use Fresh Herbs From the Garden

Fresh rosemary in the garden
Fresh rosemary in the garden | Source
Fresh basil in the garden
Fresh basil in the garden | Source

Use a Herb Knife to Cut Fresh Herbs

Sometimes having the right tools can make life so much easier. Using an Italian chopping knife, also known as a mezzaluna, to cut fresh herbs is far easier than a regular vegetable knife or paring knife. You just place your hands on both handles and rock the knife back and forth over the herbs until they are the desired size.

Sweet vidalia onions on the grill
Sweet vidalia onions on the grill | Source

Summer Grilled Onions

Sweet Vidalia onions on the grill are a mouth watering treat for any summer meal. I have found the easiest way to prepare these is also the best tasting. First, spray one double sheet of foil with cooking spray. Chop onions into quarters and then separate. Place the onions on the foil. Dot with small dabs of butter on the onions and sprinkle with salt and a touch of pepper. Carefully place on the grill at 350 degrees and grill for about 30 minutes or until onions are tender.

The Produce Box delivers produce fresh from local farmers each week.
The Produce Box delivers produce fresh from local farmers each week. | Source

Get Fresh Vegetables When in Season

If you do not have the time or backyard space to grow your own fresh veggies, it is now easier than ever to still have the advantage of eating home grown produce. Local farmer's markets are plentiful in the summer. In addition, take advantage of the many initiatives to support local farmers in your area. In the Raleigh, NC area, we have a service called "The Produce Box" which offers many different selections and sizes of produce to over each week based on your family's needs. You can even skip weeks without penalty.

Chop peppers into long slices
Chop peppers into long slices | Source
Fresh red and yellow peppers with olive oil, salt and pepper
Fresh red and yellow peppers with olive oil, salt and pepper | Source

Summer Fresh Red and Yellow Bell Peppers on the Grill

When bell peppers are grilled, a wonderful sweet flavor exudes from the vegetable. Since it has a naturally desirable flavor, I like to keep it simple and just brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Chop the peppers, place in a grill pan and use a basting brush to coat them with the oil. Grill for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. The vegetables are at optimal doneness when they are tender, but still slightly crisp.

How to Store Vegetables

Type of Veggie
Where to Store
How to Store
corn
in the front of fridge
wrap in wet paper bag; place inside plastic bag
peas
in the front of fridge
 
fresh herbs
in the crisper
 
carrots and celery
in the crisper
 
green beans
in the crisper
 
cucumbers
in the crisper
 
lettuce
in the crisper
wash, dry, roll loosely in paper towels inside unzipped ziplock
mushrooms
in the crisper
 
bell peppers
in the crisper
 
summer squash and zucchini
in the crisper
 
tomatoes
on the counter
 
garlic and onions
in the pantry
 
potatoes and sweet potatoes
in the pantry
 
Use this guide to determine how best to store your vegetables to keep them fresh

What is Your Favorite Veggie?

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Don't Forget Dessert

Summer is an opportunity to enjoy fresh fruit too! Try these easy recipes for homemade peach pie and strawberry pie. They are mouth watering desserts your family will love!

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      LauraGSpeaks 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Thanks twinstimes 2. Something about fresh vegetables makes them taste so good--far better than frozen or canned. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Karen Lackey 5 years ago from Ohio

      I am looking to make a veggie and herb garden next year. I love garden fresh vegetables. I will definitely look up this hub again for some great ideas. Wonderful pictures and recipes!

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      LauraGSpeaks 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Thanks Emmy and GoodLady!

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      Emily Milne 5 years ago from Aberdeen

      great recipe, must try this!!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Wonderful Hub. I noticed the bottle of evoo too! Delicious nutritious food.

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      LauraGSpeaks 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Ardot, so glad you found the hub useful. Thanks for reading.

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      Ardot 5 years ago from Canada

      Yes! Great hub! I love grilled vege, especially on the BBQ. Interesting was the "What is in season in your region" link. I also found the section on how to store vege very handy. Thanks! Voted up.