Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Onions

grilled veggies

How do you make your vegetables tasty to those who are not into the veggies like you are, Grill Them! Especially a wood or charcoal grill with a grill basket or flat grill pan.  This was how I introduced my husband to zucchini and yellow squash.  When I started I also grilled other vegetables I knew he would eat like peppers and potatoes and then mixed them all together.    I also like this recipe because it doesn’t heat up your house.  Good when it’s hot out.  Is it how where you live?

Ingredients:

Your favorite summer veggies like zucchini, yellow squash, onions, eggplant, potatoes, and any others you like.

2 organic zucchini

1 organic yellow squash

1 large organic onion

Olive Oil

Course Celtic Sea Salt

Cracked Pepper

Directions:

Heat your grill and then after it’s heated place your grill pan onto the grates.

Toss the vegetables in a plastic sealed bag with the olive oil.  This makes it easier to coat them on all sides.  Take them out one at a time and place them onto the grill pan.  If you just dump the bag with the excess oil onto the grill, you could start a fire and really hurt yourself.  Close the lid and let the grill do the work.  Every grill will be different but when they’re starting to char on one side you turn them over.

When you take them off, place them on a platter and  sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Variations:  You can add herbs after they are grilled and rosemary sprigs with no leaves to the fire.

This was posted as part of Pennywish Platter Thursday on the Nourishing Gourmet.

Looking for more ideas on grilled veggies, check out these:

Grilled Vegetable Kebabs and Roasted Sicilian Potatoes by Karina’s Kitchen

Grilled Vegetable Spinach Lasagna and Grilled Portobello and Sundried Tomato Sandwich by Book of Yum

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21 Responses to Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Onions

  1. glutenfreeforgood July 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    I was just thinking of doing a kebob (is that how you spell it?) post with veggies like you've got on the grill here. I love grilled veggies and I have soooo much zucchini and a bunch of big, fat onions. How about a little red pepper? Mmmm, good post Diane.

    • Diane July 24, 2009 at 2:27 am #

      Melissa- Thanks! I love red peppers too. I hope you’ll share your post for Friday Foodie Fix!

  2. glutenfreeforgood July 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    I was just thinking of doing a kebob (is that how you spell it?) post with veggies like you’ve got on the grill here. I love grilled veggies and I have soooo much zucchini and a bunch of big, fat onions. How about a little red pepper? Mmmm, good post Diane.

    • Diane July 23, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

      Melissa- Thanks! I love red peppers too. I hope you'll share your post for Friday Foodie Fix!

  3. Amy Green - Simply S July 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    I love grilled veggies…we have them quite often with various seasonings. We even use our indoor grill pan and they turn out beautifully. :)

    • Diane July 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

      Amy- Great idea to use the indoor grill too.

  4. Amy Green - Simply Sugar & July 23, 2009 at 2:58 am #

    I love grilled veggies…we have them quite often with various seasonings. We even use our indoor grill pan and they turn out beautifully. :)

    • Diane July 24, 2009 at 2:26 am #

      Amy- Great idea to use the indoor grill too.

  5. kirsten santucci July 23, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    Mmmmm….Yummy! I also like to use an italian herb blend of oregano/basil/sage/sea salt mixed w/ the olive oil and coated onto the veggies, too. A take off the old mix w/ Italian Dressing and throw on the grill.

    • Diane July 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

      Kirsten- Yum that sounds delish!

  6. kirsten santucci July 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Mmmmm….Yummy! I also like to use an italian herb blend of oregano/basil/sage/sea salt mixed w/ the olive oil and coated onto the veggies, too. A take off the old mix w/ Italian Dressing and throw on the grill.

    • Diane July 24, 2009 at 2:25 am #

      Kirsten- Yum that sounds delish!

  7. Michele July 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    My husband and I do this also. We add fresh tomatoes cut into wedges at the very end so they just barely get warm and then serve. Love it!

    • Diane July 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

      Michele- Tomatoes sound like a great addition!

  8. Michele July 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    My husband and I do this also. We add fresh tomatoes cut into wedges at the very end so they just barely get warm and then serve. Love it!

    • Diane July 24, 2009 at 2:24 am #

      Michele- Tomatoes sound like a great addition!

  9. Sarah July 29, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    This is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies! Grilled jicama is also delicious, basted with a little wheat-free shoyu.

    • Diane July 29, 2009 at 11:42 am #

      Sarah- Love the idea of grilled jicama. I'm going to try that this summer! What else do you like to grill?

  10. Sarah July 29, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    This is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies! Grilled jicama is also delicious, basted with a little wheat-free shoyu.

    • Diane July 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

      Sarah- Love the idea of grilled jicama. I’m going to try that this summer! What else do you like to grill?

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