QOTM: What is Your Favorite Vegetable to Grill?

It's time for another Question of the Month.  It's a bit late, actually.  I'd like to try the Question a little bit differently this month, and see how it goes.  Usually, I send out the Question of the Month to my email list, gather their responses, and then create this post.  I'm changing things up.

I'm still going to email my email list, but this month, I'm going to give them a link to this post, and then ask them to go here and add their response to the comments.  I'll do the same with my Facebook page, Twitter followers, and you who are reading this page.

Why am I changing?  Several reasons.  

First is that it will get you the responses from my email list quicker than waiting for me to wait for the emails to come in, compile the post, and publish it.

Second, I'm hoping we'll get even more responses by engaging with our Facebook friends, and Twitter followers.  I'd love to see a bunch of responses to these questions each month.

Third, it will make it easier for us to comment and add to the answers that everyone gives.

I know that most of you have some thoughts about the questions that I ask and almost always I get some great responses.  Thanks!  I love sharing what people send me with rest of you.

I'll still accept email responses from my email group and will post those in the comments as well.

Ok, enough of that.  Now for this month's question:

What Is Your Favorite Vegetable To Grill?

Grilled Tomatoes with CheeseI know that grilling is traditionally meat.  And there is no question that I love meat that is cooked on a grill!  But we need to eat our veggies and what better way to make them taste great than grilling!  I even wrote an ebook on Grilling Vegetables.  I have some favorites.  But what are yours?

Here's some things that I'd love to hear about:

      • What is your favorite vegetable to grill?
      • Do you have some secrets or tips for how you grill it?
      • What seasonings do you use?
      • What do others think about the vegetables you grill?
      • Perhaps you don't cook veggies on the grill?  Why not? 

You can add anything else you'd like to tell us about cooking vegetables on the grill.

Let's hear it in the comments below!


P.S., If you haven't checked out my Grilled Vegetable Magic book, you'll find tips and tricks for delicious grilling for 10 different vegetables.  It's available as an instant download PDF file or as a Kindle Book.


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    • Cindy on August 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm
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    My favorite to grill is corn on the cob (in the husk), probably my second fave is zucchini, sliced thick like a burger, drizzled with olive oil and seasoning, then cooked like a burger on the grill. My “go to” seasoning for the grill is Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb, which allows me to keep the sodium levels low, but the flavor dialed up.

    1. I do love corn on the cob on the grill. My garden is getting close to have fresh corn ready. Looking forward to it! I haven’t used Mrs. Dash much, so that is a great tip for me to try! Thanks, Cindy.

    • Kevin Burke on August 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm
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    I cook carrots or any veggie the following way.
    Soak veggies in water.
    Add seasoning
    Make a pouch out of tin foil.
    Add enough water to coat the bottom about an eighth of an inch
    Close foil leaving a little room for steam.
    Cook for an hour in coals. Ensure steam seeping from foil
    When done, add butter. Close add wait five minutes

    1. Kevin, that sounds great. Will have to try this as well.

    • Steve on August 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    I love grilling all vegetables from corn in the husk to a melody of mixed vegetables in those foil with holes. I just use olive of oil with salt and pepper. My family loves them even the kids eat zuccini when i grill them.

    1. Steve, I agree. I’m guessing that a lot of kids that wouldn’t eat veggies normally will try them when they are off the grill.

    • Tom Wicheta on August 9, 2014 at 9:35 pm
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    I like to grill asparagus, baby carrots, zucchini, and red and green bell peppers. I first of all put them in a plastic bag, then a little olive oil, and lemon pepper. Have them cut up into strips or chunks, except the baby carrots. Grill them until some nice marks on them, and they are a little soft.
    Usually, we just do one vegetable, but sometimes, they all go in at once.
    On the zucchini, it depends on the size. Smaller zucchini I will cut in half. If large, cut into thirds or quarter it. Again, olive oil, then a little salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Grill the same as the other vegetables.

    1. Tom, great tips. I also like to do a medley of vegetables. The color and variety taste make for a great dish. Olive oil and salt and pepper seems to be a pretty standard way of grilling veggies.

    • Rick on August 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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    Best veggies on a grill. PIZZA! Well not really a veggie but you can’t grill a pizza without putting most every veggie in the garden patch on it.

    1. Rick, LOL. I think that’s a great way to put it. Grilled vegetables on a grilled pizza is a delicious way to go.

    • Liz on August 10, 2014 at 7:52 am
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    Red bell pepper sliced, mushrooms halved (I use portabella), red onion sliced, broccoli florets fresh, garlic cloves (roughly chopped).
    Place in a bowl and season with Penzeys Arizona Dreaming southwest spices(or any southwest spice mix), liberal use of Penzeys 4S seasoning salt. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well. Heat your grill to high, place veggies in a grill basket and grill for about 10 minutes, mixing with your grill tongs frequently, until mushrooms are soft and broccoli is crisp and very green. Serve hot off the grill.

    1. Mmmm, that sounds delicious, Liz. I’ll definitely have to try this. It’s been a while since I’ve used my grill basket. I think it’s time to bring it back out and try some vegetable mixes like this.

    • Ronda on August 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm
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    I love to grill corn on the cob (still in husk) after soaking. I love the smokey flavor the corn has. Lately, because of you, I love grilling potatoes……so good.

    1. Ronda, corn on the cob definitely has to be one of my favorites. Glad you started trying to grill potatoes! I love both of those. I’ve been really working on cutting down my carbs, so while I’ll still do both of these and limit the portions, I am looking forward to continuing to try many other vegetables on the grill.

  1. Nick, over at http://www.facebook.com/OutdoorCookingMagic shared this:
    Asparagus is my favorite vegetable to grill, and about my favorite seasoning with it is bacon.

    • Vince Arellano on August 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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    Simple asparagus, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.. Start by sauté them in the oil just before soft then grill them assigning the salt as you rotate them.. Ummm great!

    1. I agree, Vince. I LOVE asparagus on the grill.

    • Gary on August 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm
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    Cabbage, the whole head. I think they call it a cannon ball. Cut out the core, fill with butter and top with favorite bbq seasonings. Wrap the head in foil and cook indirect for a few hours until soft. This makes a great substitute for the bun with anything:brisket,pulled pork, hamburgers, brats pretty much anything.

    1. Cabbage! You are the first to mention that one. My wife is gluten intolerant–I’m looking forward to trying your suggestion next time we grill something that needs a bun. Thanks.

        • Gary on August 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm
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        Let me know how it goes. I love a “cabbage cannon ball”. I don’t know many folks that do it. The outer leaves are great for a bun substitute but the inner guts (where the butter and rub melt into) are to die for. We all like corn, zucc’s and asparagus but this is a hidden gem. 🙂

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