Friday, August 7, 2015

Grilled Vegetables

I have tried several methods of grilling vegetables and have found this to be the easiest and the best tasting. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago on and have loved it ever since. I prefer less oil and also garlic powder instead of fresh garlic; which I find falls off the veggies and down onto the coals. Other than that the recipe is the same. The marinade sounds like a strange combination, but it really works. In the end you don't taste either soy sauce or lemon juice, just a really delicious grilled flavor.

Grilled Veggetables


Vegetables of your choice.

I use whatever is on hand. Today it was 1 medium zucchini, 1 onion, 4 smallish carrots, 2 beets, mushrooms, and 5 small peppers. Some other good vegetables to add are tomatoes, parsnips, and squash.


1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup soy sauce
scant 1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper


I like to make this dish when I am home for the day and anticipating a really good dinner. This recipe has three steps: prepping the veggies, marinating them, and grilling them. Each step is easy, but you want to plan for the time that each step needs.


Start a pan of boiling water and prep the veggies by washing, peeling and chopping them. I leave the mushrooms whole, and try to chop for a similar size in the rest of the vegetables.

Boil any root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beets, etc) for 3 1/2 minutes. Then let them come to room temperature. Place all the veggies in a gallon size ziplock bag and add the marinade ingredients to the bag.


Put the bag in the fridge and let it marinate for a few hours, turning occasionally to redistribute the marinade.


When ready heat your grill to medium and grill your vegetables. I like to cook them slow to avoid burning so it takes awhile .... these went for at least an hour but were totally worth the wait. Check them often and stir to cook them evenly.

You can do kabobs, large strips of veggies right on the grill, or try a grill basket (my favorite method). I got mine at Target for under 30 dollars and we use it all the time in the warmer months.

We had the grilled vegetables with simple brown rice and beyond meat strips to round out the meal.

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