Grilled Vegetables

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You can’t have a proper barbecue without making some delicious grilled vegetables to cut through the taste of meat. This mix of grilled summer vegetables is made on the Traeger grill to get that unique smoky flavor and then topped with a tangy lemon vinaigrette sauce.

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Traeger Grilled Vegetables Ingredients

  • 6 sweet peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, cut in wedges
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • grill basket, optional

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Grilled Vegetables Directions

How to Grill Vegetables

cooked veggies in a white bowl on the dinner table

Grilled vegetables made on a Traeger grill or any grill are slightly sweet, juicy, smoky, and super flavorful! This recipe for grilled vegetables is so delicious that even the pickiest, non-vegetable eaters will love them. For this recipe, we use a summer mixture of zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and onions. These veggies are grilled in a pellet grill to impart a smoky flavor and to bring out the natural sugars in the vegetables; however, you can use any vegetable and I list some ideas below. Simply coat with a neutral oil like olive oil or avocado oil, season with salt and pepper and grill inside a grill basket on high.

Grilled vegetables are the perfect side dish to any barbecue meal, like BBQ chicken or even Traeger Meatloaf. Once the grilled vegetables become soft and are partially charred, toss them in our special lemon vinaigrette sauce.

juicy grilled vegetables in a bowl

What is a Pellet Grill?

A pellet grill is a BBQ smoker that uses wood pellets to infuse a smoky flavor into your food. This outdoor cooker can make a large variety of meals since it has many functions such as the ability to smoke, braise, grill, and bake. The Traeger grill is easy to use and you can use it to make an entire gourmet barbeque meal, like the dinner prepared in the video above!

Traeger Pellets

You can use any flavored pellets you want! For this recipe, we recommend using Traeger’s signature blend, which has flavors of hickory, maple, and cherry hardwoods. This blend goes well with any cut of meat or types of vegetables, which makes it simple to cook a full meal with these wood pellets. Other pellets that would work well with these vegetables would include pecan, apple, hickory, and cherry flavors. Feel free to mix and match the pellets and decide what flavor is your favorite.

vibrant colored vegetables in a bowl

What Veggies to Use

If you are a picky eater, it can be difficult to decide what vegetables to grill, but luckily, you can grill almost any vegetable! Vegetables that are commonly grilled include mushrooms, bell pepper, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. If you want, you can even get creative and grill lettuce and avocado. No matter what vegetables you choose, the smoky flavor from the Traeger grill will bring out the natural delicious flavors of the vegetables. Just visit your local farmers market, or check your grocery store to see what is in season and throw it on your grill for some savory roasted vegetables.

Ways to Use Grilled Vegetables

● Added on salads – such as our keto grilled steak salad
● Pizza Toppings – adding smoky vegetables as a pizza topping is always delicious
● Casserole – layer these grilled veggies with leftover chicken or steak within a delicious casserole
● One-pot easy dinner – perfect for a adding a smoky flavor to a quick and simple meal

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Vegetables

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 191
Fat 19g
Protein 1.1g
Total Carbs 4.3g
Net Carbs 6g

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2 Comments

  1. I don’t have the ” T ” grill, can I do the veggies in a different fashion? I have a VORTEX OVEN & AN 8 QT. INSTAPOT. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

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