Grilled Vegetables

5 from 6 reviews

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables like zucchini, bell pepper and red onion are tossed in super delicious balsamic marinade and are grilled right away. Warm or cold, this easy recipe is a sure crowd pleaser!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian


  • 1 lb zucchini, sliced lengthwise into shorter sticks
  • 1 lb bell peppers, sliced into wide strips
  • 1 large red or white onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley or basil, finely chopped
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Balsamic Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill on low heat and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place vegetables in a single layer on the grill, close the lid and cook for 12 minutes, flipping once.* Vegetables should be tender to the touch, with nice grill marks. Cook longer if you like softer vegetables.
  4. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl, pour balsamic dressing on top, sprinkle with parsley/basil and gently mix.
  5. Serve hot, warm or cold with grilled meat or seafood, and a side of quinoa or brown rice.

To make ahead, you can cut up vegetables, place in a large bowl or container, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Because vegetables contain a lot of moisture, they will not dry out.

May I say that these balsamic grilled vegetables leftovers taste even better the next day and cold?! I guess they marinate in the oil and vinegar dressing and get extra flavorful. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Grilled too many? You can always add leftover veggies at the very end to a soup like vegetable soup.


Grills vary. Cooking time will vary depending on the age and make/model of your grill. I have new Coleman BBQ which is quite powerful if I compare it to my old grill. Use your judgement and experience with your grill.

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