The Secret to Perfectly Grilled Veggies

There aren’t many recipes I learned when I was in college. Other than how to make two single Oreos into one double-stuffed Oreo I can honestly say there probably isn’t even one … except this one. I was ata friend’s family home and they were grilling vegetables for dinner. I remember watching her toss them with orange juice and I was all like, “ummmm, ewwwww!” And then dinner was served and OMG sooooo good. A touch tangy. A touch spicy. A touch savory. And ever since that fateful day, I have been making grilled veggies this one and only one way. Here’s how you too can make perfectly grilled vegetables.

Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

PREP TIME: 1-2 hours  COOK TIME: 15 minutes

  • Onion, preferably Walla Walla Sweet
  • Zucchini
  • Bell peppers, I like red and orange
  • Portobella mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage, keep the leaves whole
  • Cherry tomatoes, keep these whole
  • 2 cups orange juice, low sugar if possible
  • 5-6 TBS olive oil
  • 4-5 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced**
  • 3-4 tsp red pepper flakes

Toss veggies into a plastic bag (maybe two depending on how many you have) and combine with all ingredients. Let marinade in the fridge for an hour, or a little longer, turning over often to be sure and get the marinade evenly distributed. When ready to cook, grill over medium-high heat, either directly on the grates (if you didn’t cut your veggies to thin) or in a basket. Flip once or twice and cook until good and browned, approximately 15 minutes. **And yea, I know, it seems like a lot of garlic but I like it that way so you do you : )

DISCLAIMER: Our recipes are just that, ours. Some are modified versions of dishes we’ve had elsewhere or old-favorites that contained animal proteins, while others are a concentrated effort of trial and error. But all are intended to be altered by you and made to suit your tastes. So if you want more garlic or none at all, go for it. You do you ; )

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