Earlier this week we went through some of the best vegetables you can throw on the grill. Now let’s take a look at some tips that will help you get them to grilled, smoky perfection.
1. Oil everything you’re going to grill.
This will keep things from sticking to the grill and also drying out. It makes seasonings stick better too.
2. Slice everything to the same thickness for each type of vegetable.
This will ensure all pieces of the same vegetable are done at the same time and you aren’t juggling more than you need to.
3. Pair similar items together when making kebabs.
Keep softer vegetables like tomatoes and mushrooms together and harder vegetables like onions and peppers on the same skewers to make it easier to manage everything on the grill for doneness.
4. Use foil to make things even easier.
Placing your veggies in foil will allow you to essentially steam them and require less attention when on the grill. You won’t get grill marks or as much smoky flavor, but it’ll still be delicious and easy to clean up.
5. Maximize surface area to maximize grilled flavor.
Keep your cuts big enough to avoid falling through the grates of the grill and remember that with more of the vegetable touching the grill, it’ll pick up more of that smoky caramelized flavor you’re after.