One of the best things about Summer is all the fresh vegetables and fruits, especially if they are grilled. Although grilling vegetables seems pretty simple, sometimes it can be tricky. Today we are sharing some helpful tips for you on How to Grill the Perfect Summer Vegetables.
Whether you grow your own, hit up the Farmer’s Market or make a trip to the grocery store, there is no shortage of great vegetables that are perfect for grilling. We have grilled a variety of vegetables including zucchini, tri-colored peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and onions.
Grilling vegetables can be done a number of ways, and we have found a few tricks that will make your grilling super easy and create delicious results every time.
To add a splash of flavor we use flavored vinegars or cooking wines. This time we used Nakano Red Wine Vinegar with Italian Herb. Mizkan makes a wide variety of flavors, but we found this vinegar goes well with all vegetables. Add the vinegar to a spray bottle to make it easier to spritz the vegetables while you are grilling them.
We have also found that adding the same vegetables on the skewers and not mixing them up, makes grilling them easier. Vegetables vary the amount of time it takes to cook. So having them separated on their own skewers allows you to grill them to perfection.
Give the vegetables kabobs a good spritz with the vinegar or cooking wine several times while you are grilling them, and finish them with one final spritz prior to removing them from the grill.
And one last tip for grilling the perfect Summer vegetables – when you cut the onion, first peel the onion whole, then cut it into half and then each half into quarters making sure to leave the root and shoot ends on and in tact, that way when you are preparing and grilling the onions they won’t fall apart.
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