Best Ever Grilled Vegetables {So Easy!}

grilled vegetables

5 from 10 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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