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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

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These delicious grilled Mediterranean vegetables are a perfect side dish! They're char-grilled to perfection and topped with herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Grilling veggies enriches their flavor for a simple but tasty dish. Serve these alongside some grilled chicken, kabobs, or a pasta salad for dinner.

An overhead shot of a platter of grilled vegetables, topped with finely chopped herbs, next to a blue napkin.

Why You Need to Grill Your Veggies

When vegetables are added to a hot grill, the sugar in them caramelizes and browns to create the succulent, charred flavor we associate with grilling. It deepens the flavor while adding a sweet nuttiness as well.

I'm showing you how to do this with red onions (one of the absolute best vegetables you can grill), zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and bell pepper.

You can substitute in or out any of these for whatever you love or is in season - the steps will be the same.

A red onion, yellow squash, zucchini, orange bell pepper, bowl of cherry tomatoes, half a lemon, bowl of olive oil, and bowls of herbs.
Chopped vegetables in a large silver mixing bowl.

Ingredients for Mediterranean Veggies

Here's what you'll need to make this recipe:

  • 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • optional - 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 

If you don't like one of the vegetables listed above, feel free to substitute it. You can also grill yellow onions, asparagus, eggplant, corn, carrots, mushrooms, or cauliflower.

Chopped vegetables on four metal skewers.

What to Serve With This Recipe

These veggies are the perfect side dish for a BBQ - serve them alongside some grilled chicken or steak.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs - kicky, citrus chicken thighs that are easy to make and full of flavor.

Flat Iron Steak with Basil Aioli - a delicious steak topped with a creamy sauce.

Char grilled veggies on skewers on a grill.

More Grilled Veggies to Try

Here are some of our other favorite (and easy) ways to grill vegetables.

Grilled vegetables on metal skewers after coming off the grill.
A closeup shot of a plate of Mediterranean grilled vegetables.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Cooking Tips - Try to cut your vegetables to similar sizes. If the zucchini are sliced to thin and the onions too thick, they'll cook at different rates. Keep everything as proportional as possible.

Recommended Tools - I like to use metal skewers when making kabobs or roasting vegetables. You can use wooden skewers, but you need to soak them in an inch of water for at least 30 minutes before adding them to a hot grill, so they don't catch fire.

Storing Tips - You can save these vegetables in the refrigerator for up to three days after making them.

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Yield: 4 servings

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

An overhead shot of a platter of grilled vegetables, topped with finely chopped herbs, next to a blue napkin.

This delicious and easy side dish of Grilled Mediterannean Vegetables is perfect for a BBQ.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • optional - 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Toss the zucchini, squash, tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper with the olive oil, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and thyme in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Thread the vegetables onto skewers. 
  4. Place them on the grill and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes or until grill lines have formed. Flip them over and grill for another 3 to 5 minutes until charred. Remove immediately and place on a large plate or cutting board. Allow vegetables to cool for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  5. Remove the vegetables from the skewers. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top. Top with optional parsley, if using. 
  6. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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