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Grilled Vegetables on BBQ: Healthy Alternative

Grilled Vegetables on BBQ

Outdoor grilling allows you to easily and quickly prepare various type of Grilled Vegetables on BBQ. Next to the fact that it’s fun and enjoyable to do, grilling vegetables on your bbq results in a healthy and tasteful dish. The main advantage of grilling your vegetables, instead of cooking them, it that all vitamins and nutrition’s will remain and your vegetable will get a crispy bite!

Top #10 Grilled Vegetables on BBQ

In the following text we will list of the 10 best vegetables that we think are worthwhile trying and we will provide some tips and tricks how to achieve a wonderful result. Vegetables that are very suitable and easy to prepare on the grill are:

  1. Green asparagus
  2. Zucchini
  3. Egg plant
  4. Bell peppers
  5. Sweet onions
  6. Roots

But also vegetables that seem more unlikely can be perfectly usable, for example:

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Avocado
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Sprouts

All of these can be easily prepared in short time. Support your local farms and source your produce at a farmers market in your area.

Preparation Steps

First of all setup your grill and preheat the grates for 2 to 3 minutes. Seasoning the grates with just a little bit of oil, will improve the grilling result and also make cleaning afterwards much easier. While the grill is preheating, it’s time to start preparing the vegetables.

Basically most of the vegetables just ask for some oil, salt and pepper, what will already do the trick. Taken zucchini or eggplant as an example, cut it in slices of about half an inch thick. Brush or spray the slices with a thin layer of olive oil. A 1st pressing or extra-virgin oil will give it just that extra touch of flavor. Salt and pepper the slices according taste and preference, and you’re ready to start grilling.

Some vegetables can be easily cut in slices, for some that’s more difficult. In such case you can also just cut the vegetable in smaller pieces, also called coarsely chopped. This is also a perfect way to combine several vegetables, for example; cauliflower, sweet onion, bell peppers and mushrooms. After cutting the vegetables in pieces, follow the same steps of putting olive oil, salt and pepper over it, what works best in a bowl in this case.

Grilling your Vegetables

In the meantime the grill is preheated, so gently place the vegetable on the grates using a tong. In case of vegetable slices, it takes about 2 -3 minutes for the vegetables to get this perfect light brown caramelized color and grilling marks. Flip the vegetables with the tong and wait for another 2 – 3 minutes till your grilled slices of vegetables are ready.

In case of a chopped vegetables or mixed vegetables on the bbq, working with a closed grilling surface instead of open grates can be very convenient. nomadiQ offers a griddle which is the perfect accessory when preparing ingredients that need to be tossed. Preparation take about the same time a sliced vegetables, so 5 – 6 minutes in total while tossing the vegetable frequently, once every minute.

Gently wait for a Minute

When the vegetables are perfectly grilled, take them of grill and put them in a bowl or plate. Grilled vegetables from our Portable BBQ become more tasteful when you let them cool down slightly, so just for a minute or so. Now it’s time to enjoy a wonderful and healthy meal!

Grilled vegetables on the bbq!

For variation and adding extra flavors, you can also try adding some fine cutted garlic, pesto or rosemary before grilling the vegetables. Or add toppings like balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, fresh basil or thyme, just before serving the your grilled vegetables.

Enjoy your grilled vegetables on the BBQ, everywhere and anywhere! Final tip: Squash or Pumpkins are the perfect winter vegetables to grill on your NomadiQ BBQ.

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