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7 Hearty Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Why should grilled meats get all the attention?
Best Grilled Vegetable Recipes
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The same old vegetable dishes can get pretty boring after a while, which is why we're giving our oven a break and firing up the grill.

The grill adds a nice charred, subtle smoky flavor to veggies while also bringing out their bright, fresh flavors. Pair them with your favorite meats or go rogue and have a full vegetarian feast.

Pro tip: Most vegetables cook faster than meat, so you get to spend less time cooking and more time relaxing. From grilled Mexican street corn to grilled cabbage and mango slaw, here are seven recipes that make vegetables the star of the show.

This month, we’re taking you Beyond BBQ into the deep, dark, drool-worthy corners of the 'cue world, from Seoul to South Carolina. Smoke will get in your eyes (and your cocktail) as we explore the best pits, tips, roasts and rigs—you might even see a vegetable or two along the way.

  • Grilled Asparagus, Shiitake Mushrooms and Asian Broccoli

    Go savory with your sabayon, a classic Italian custard dessert, by adding lightly grilled vegetables to the mix.

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  • Grilled Mexican Street Corn

     

    For the ultimate Mexican street food, brush grilled corn with a mixture of cotija cheese, mayo, sour cream, chile powder and lime before topping it with more cheese.

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  • Grilled Plantains and Eggplants

    Give the oven a break and throw your eggplants right on the grill. Once grilled, eggplants can be treated like baked potatoes, filled with crème fraîche and chives, while the charred plantains are perfect served alongside.

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  • Charred Long Beans

    Grill Chinese long beans until they're lightly charred, and then coat them in garlic butter.

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  • Grilled Halloumi-and-Tomato Skewers

    Make a crowd-pleasing side that's ready in 20 minutes. Halloumi is skewered with cherry tomatoes before getting grilled and topped with a boatload of chile oil, torn mint and lime zest.

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  • Grilled Asparagus with Apricot and Pine Nut Romesco

    The grill adds a nice charred flavor to grilled asparagus, and this rich romesco sauce is the perfect finishing touch.

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  • Grilled Cauliflower

    The best way to grill cauliflower is to throw the whole head on the fire and let it slowly cook until tender and smoky. The bright coating of tahini, lemon and sumac in this recipe is a bonus.

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