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10 Grilled Veggie Recipes That Are Smoky and Savory


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Fresh summer salads and fruit salads are great, but grilling vegetables is hands-down my favorite way to get all my servings in for the day. Grilling fruit and vegetables often brings out their natural flavor and juices while bringing a smokey and savory edge to the table. When it comes to the grill, vegetables can be the star, or a great compliment to a carnivorous main course. These grilled vegetable recipes will give meat a run for its money.

If you're hosting a cookout, having some vegetarian-friendly items is always a good bet. With the right recipes, vegetables can outshine even a perfectly cooked steak. Many of these recipes make a great weeknight meal when you're short on time and need something filling and delicious.

1. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Cabbage is often overlooked beyond being used in coleslaw. This easy recipe lets the cabbage shine by allowing it to absorb the smoke from the grill. The bitter char pairs perfectly with the rich and creamy blue cheese dressing for a great grilled vegetable recipe.

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2. Greek Salad with Grilled Romaine

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Say goodbye to the days of a boring lettuce salad. Grilled romaine can handle the smoky flavor of the grill and its crisp leaves can take high heat. Once the lettuce is grilled, top with classic Greek ingredients like Feta, olives, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

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3. Grilled Mini Eggplant Pizza

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If you're trying to limit carbs or are following a keto diet, eggplant pizzas are the way to go. The eggplant is hearty enough to act as a crust for tons of tomatoes and cheese.

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4. Mixed Summer Grilled Vegetable Salad with Parsley Chimichurri

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This is a great side dish to make with leftover produce sitting in your refrigerator. Eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers are tossed on the grill until nice and charred. Parsley is mixed with garlic, shallots, lemon, and oil to create a chimichurri dressing to drizzle on top. This would make a great appetizer or grilled vegetable recipe side dish at your next barbecue.

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5. Grilled Carrots

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Lyndsay Burginger

This dish is so simple that it barely requires a recipe. The carrots are marinated with oil, honey, and lemon to enhance their natural sweetness. They're grilled for 15 minutes until tender. This comes together quickly and would be great for a midweek side dish.

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6. Mexican Street Corn

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This corn dish takes a little bit of prep work, but it is worth it. The grilled corn is slathered in mayo, sour cream, and cream, with some seasonings for a kick. It's a great accompaniment to street tacos.

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7. Grilled Lemon Cabbage Steaks

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Lyndsay Cordell

This vegan take on a steak will satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike. The cabbage is sliced into a large rounded shape, resembling a slice of meat. It's brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon. This recipe is versatile, so you could easily add some spice or your favorite seasoning.

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8. Brussels Sprout Skewers

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Brussels sprouts are infinitely better when they are crispy, and this recipe delivers. The sprouts are loaded up on a skewer, seasoned, then grilled. This results in a perfectly cooked interior with crunchy outer leaves.

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9. Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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Lyndsay Burginger

Sweet potatoes are insanely versatile. One of the best ways to use them is to slice them up and cook them on the grill. All you need is a sweet potato and olive oil. The grilled potato acts as the perfect base for whatever toppings you'd like.

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10. Farmer's Market Pizza

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Nothing screams summer more than farm-fresh vegetables. This veggie pizza is loaded with eggplant, zucchini, and peppers. The veggies and crust are cooked on the grill which results in a charred and crispy crust.

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READ: The Best Southern-Inspired Vegetable Side Dishes for a Summer BBQ

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