Bobby Flay's Grilled Veggie Skewers Could Not Be Easier

Summer barbecues may feel like prime time for carnivores who love a good grilled hamburger or piece of chicken, but it's also important to have plenty of vegetarian options for those who abstain from eating meat and to ensure there are plenty of nutrients at play. Fortunately, grilling veggies is a breeze, and with the proper recipe, they can be just as flavorful as the meatier options, if not more so. If you're looking for some inspiration for your next cookout, Bobby Flay has a great place to start.

For the "Iron Chef" alum's recipe for Asparagus and Tomato Skewers, which he shared with Food Network, all you need is salt and pepper, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, oil, and wooden skewers. Simply attach around three tomatoes to each skewer, and then add them and some asparagus to a bowl. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and a bit of oil over everything, and then move the vegetables to your grill. Give the asparagus a flip after two minutes, and then take them off the grill after another two. For the tomatoes, rotate them until they have a nice char all around, and then you're done!

How to take your grilled asparagus and tomatoes to the next level

To go the extra mile, you can also whip up Flay's Honey Mustard-Horseradish Sauce for your grilled veggies. This dip might actually be even easier to make; start by adding equal parts Dijon mustard and honey to a bowl. Scoop in a few tablespoons of horseradish, as well as some freshly chopped mint leaves. Give the mixture a few shakes of salt and pepper, stir everything together, and let it rest for about 15 minutes to give the flavors time to get to know each other. After enough time has passed, you can use the dip to accompany your asparagus and tomatoes, your steak, or anything you like.

If you need more guidance or tips to make sure everything comes out the way you want it, check out our guide to grilling vegetables. Including vegetables on your grill days will flesh out your menu and increase the options so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Furthermore, the combination of grilled asparagus, tomatoes, and mustard sauce will go great with any main course, like this Mediterranean grilled chicken. Of course, the grilled veggies are so good you might want to just make them your whole meal.