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Grilling Vegetables

Anne Kolker • MS, Registered Dietitian • Jun 30, 2011

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You can change the typical barbecue fanfare with some delicious and healthy grilled vegetables that are part of the appetizers, main dishes and dessert. Seasonal vegetables is great on the grill and adds lots of bright colors for a festive table.
It is easier than you think and tasty to grill some vegetables as part of the main barbecue menu.  Here are some tips, ideas and recipes to get you started to a healthier barbecue.


Healthy Grilled Vegetables Tips

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It’s easy to cook vegetables on the grill because you don’t have to worry about overcooking them. And grilling vegetables brings out their flavors. Some may even say that vegetables taste the best when grilled.
  • Marinating vegetables will help them caramelize and that brings out their best flavors. Just submerge the vegetables in marinate for about an hour before you put them on the grill.
  • If you don’t’ marinate vegetables, just brush them with a little vegetable oil prior to grilling and add salt or other seasoning.
  • Adding a little bit of salt to them also intensifies the flavor (draws water out).
  • Cut grilling vegetables into shapes that will make it easier for them to cook.
  • Vegetables are usually done in 8-10 minutes. Thick vegetable pieces may take longer.










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Written by Anne KolkerWritten on Jun 30, 2011Last updated on Aug 25, 2013




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