Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Marla Meridith

June 13, 2011

Grilled vegetables on blue & white china

Get Grillin’ is off to a great start! This week our theme is Side Dishes, I am so excited about these Balsamic Grilled Veggies. Cookin’ Canuck and I had a blast last week with all of your tempting appetizer recipes. We can’t wait to see what side dishes you will share in this link up. Remember, you can submit any side you a would bring to an outdoor get together – it does not have to be grilled. Entering will qualify you to win a gorgeous Emile Henry 8″ Flame Bean Pot.

Ile de France, Rosle, Emile Henry, MansPans, Rouxbe logos for Get Grillin'

Do you own a grill basket? If not you totally should. They are the simplest way to grill your veggies. It will prevent them from falling down your grill grates. Keep a pair of long tongs handy too as you will be flipping & tossing the vegetables every few minutes.

Vegetables with tongs in metal bowl

Grilling is one of the simplest ways to prepare vegetables, the results are spectacular. I always make a big batch. They are great with burgers, fish, steak, ribs, etc. If you are vegetarian simply serve them with a few cubes of feta or shaved parmesan. Vegan? How about sautéed tofu or tempeh pieces mixed in.

Grilled vegetables on blue & white china

I like to add a heaping serving of these veggies over a mixed salad with pieces of my favorite Trader Joe’s Andouille Chicken sausage. A quick and simple lunch or dinner idea.

See those charred, browned bits on the bottom of the grill pan. Scrape ’em up, they add lots of flavor.

Cherry tomatoes, red onion, string beans on the grill

If you have any hesitation at all to fire up your grill then Dara has a great post called How to: Turn on a Gas Grill…Barbecue 101. If you are not all ready a grill master this will help get you in your backyard with a pair of tongs, a grill basket and a grin.

Grilled vegetables on blue & white china

Check Out the Recipe Here!

Other Grilled Vegetable Recipe Links

Summer grill blogger event hosted by food blogs

Giveaway Details

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to @FoodieBride. Thanks so much for all of your entries.

Our awesome sponsor Emile Henry is providing one lucky reader with an 8″ (2.6 quart) Flame Bean Pot. What could be better than a pot designed for both the oven and the stove? It can even be used on your grill to simmer baked beans. The natural glazed clay surface of the Flame Pot is easy to clean, safe for the dishwasher and allows for slow, even cooking. These pots are 30% lighter than Cast Iron. This is a go-to pan for so many reasons. Our giveaway is valued at $118.

This giveaway is open to USA visitors and will be open until Sunday, June 19th at 5pm PST.

The winner will be chosen at and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

This week’s theme is Side Dishes. Remember, your recipes do not have to be made on the grill. Any backyard barbecue-appropriate recipe will do.

How to Enter

1) You can enter up to three (3) recipes in each week of Get Grillin’

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of our themed post during any day of the themed week. Just do so on either Dara’s or my blog, not both.

2) For a chance to win some Emile Henry, enter your recipe(s) using the recipe link widget found below. Add your link to your grilling post to the widget on either or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both.If you don’t have a blog, then enter your recipe in the comments section. Read below for instructions on earning extra entries.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following “Get Grillin’ with and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.” This must be included for a chance to win the prize of the week.

To earn additional entries (you can only do so if you have entered a recipe), leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries.

  1. Re-tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@MarlaMeridith). Here’s a sample tweet you could use: #GetGrillin w/@MarlaMeridith & @cookincanuck. Share Side Dish recipes for a chance to win a Emile Henry Flame Bean Pot
  2. Follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter
  3. Follow @CookinCanuck on Twitter
  4. Copy and paste our Get Grillin’ Badge into your sidebar or blog post.
  5. Stumble this post

*You can stay in touch with Emile Henry on or Cookin’ Canuck too.

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  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    Posted at 02:42h, 13 June

    I am not entering a recipe b/c am pressed for time but just want to wish everyone luck who is entering and tell you how FABULOUS your photos look.

    Mmm, just beautiful! Makes me want to get grillin’


  • Katrina
    Posted at 03:01h, 13 June

    So yummy! Thanks!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 03:11h, 13 June

    A fantastic veggie recipe! Those look so flavorful. I love using balsamic vinegar in such dishes.



  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 03:55h, 13 June

    Love those grilled veggies! I only wish I had a grill 🙁 I’ve got to take advantage of my friends and family’s grilling get-togethers to make them.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:35h, 13 June

      Sylvie if I did not have a grill I would lay them out on a sheet pan and roast the heck out of them in a 400˚ oven. Watch carefully & toss periodically should you do this. The results would be pretty similar.

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 04:29h, 13 June

    Marla – love your gorgeous grilled vegetables! I tweeted this giveaway.

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 04:29h, 13 June

    I am following you on twitter.

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 04:29h, 13 June

    I am following Cookin’ Canuck on twitter.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 04:47h, 13 June

    balsamic makes everything better 🙂

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    Posted at 04:55h, 13 June

    Looks delicious! Funny I just made a very similar recipe =)

  • yummychunklet
    Posted at 05:50h, 13 June

    Your veggies look amazing!

  • FoodFitnessFreshair
    Posted at 06:08h, 13 June

    These veggies look great! Perfect for National Fruit & Veggie month. I’ve never used a grill basket, but it looks like such a useful grill accessory. I’ll have to look into that.

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:10h, 13 June

    Grilled veggies are my favorite! Your veggies look perfect!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    Posted at 06:14h, 13 June

    What a great recipe, Marla. I don’t use my grill basket often enough. I’m excited to be entering the second week of Get Grillin’ with you and can’t wait to see what everybody cooks up.

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Posted at 06:16h, 13 June

    Yum! I need to think about breaking out the grill this week. Correction: I NEED to break out the grill this week!

  • Winnie
    Posted at 07:11h, 13 June

    I always love your photos, but have to say I love the simplicity of your styling for this post. Your grilled veggies look great, I’ve added my spicy cucumber salad to the “linky”, and I just re-tweeted the giveaway 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:06h, 13 June

      Winne, thanks so much for entering your wonderful cucumber salad. Thanks also for sharing your compliments on the photos. It was a quick photo shoot & I agree the simplicity is nice for a change. I think I will style like this more often 🙂

  • Winnie
    Posted at 07:13h, 13 June

    I follow you on twitter…

  • Winnie
    Posted at 07:13h, 13 June

    I follow Dara on twitter…

  • Winnie
    Posted at 07:14h, 13 June

    I stumbled this post 🙂

  • the urban baker
    Posted at 08:01h, 13 June

    I would love that right now with a poached egg right on top of it! I need a grill basket! x

  • Georgia Pellegrini
    Posted at 08:29h, 13 June

    This looks divine, I love the color. I’ll browse through my recipes and post one!

  • Nancy@acommunaltable
    Posted at 09:15h, 13 June

    These are beautiful veggies Marla – so simple and so delicious!! We definitely have similar tastes because I also love them on a salad for lunch or dinner too!!!

    This is such a great idea that you and Dara had – will be posting my side ASAP!!

  • Helene
    Posted at 09:20h, 13 June

    During the week-end I grilled my veggies with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it makes a big difference in taste and flavor. Those grill baskets are really handy.

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:54h, 13 June

      Helene, aren’t those grill baskets the best!! Mine will be use the rest of the summer. Amazing how much they hold.

  • Lucy@The Sweet Touch
    Posted at 11:16h, 13 June

    These veggies look great! Must give them a try!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul
    Posted at 13:49h, 13 June

    wow this is such a cool kitchen item! Love the dish and I know it would be good if you scrape the basket–that’s where the yumminess comes from 😀

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:10h, 13 June

      Yes Ellie, all that greatness is from scraping the grill basket…for certain *love*

  • Lucy
    Posted at 16:16h, 13 June

    I like the new more minimal styling – very English my dear!

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:11h, 13 June

      Miss Lean, I think I will be playing up that minimal styling more & more this summer. It felt fun & freeing. Glad you likey…you have great taste girl!

  • Faith
    Posted at 16:29h, 13 June

    What a gorgeous, bright salad this is! Grilled veggies are second to none…I love the sweet, caramelized flavor they get!

  • Maris (In Good Taste)
    Posted at 17:16h, 13 June

    These look great, I love grilled veggies. So colorful and healthy!

  • Simply Life
    Posted at 17:49h, 13 June

    all these veggies look perfect to enjoy outside in the summer!

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    Posted at 02:46h, 14 June

    Grilled veggies are always a hit and the combinations are endless. I have linked a potato bake for you.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:27h, 14 June

      Mandy thanks for entering your potato bake. It looks great!

  • Peggy
    Posted at 06:37h, 14 June

    Those veggies look absolutely awesome! And you’re right… I definitely need to invest in a grill basket pronto!

  • purabi naha
    Posted at 07:03h, 14 June

    Grilled veggies are truly a great choice! Your dish looks very very yummy!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 11:25h, 14 June

    I love grilled veggies during the summer!

  • Lisa {With Style and Grace}
    Posted at 13:55h, 14 June

    Love grilled vegetables – definitely need to try this recipe!

  • Mariko
    Posted at 03:01h, 15 June

    Yummmy. I love grilled veggies. Something about the browned edge of a veggie– it gets me so much more than any meat, really.
    Awesome giveaway. I will wrack my brain for something good.

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:01h, 15 June

      Oh yes, those brown edges are amazing! My favorite part too. Please submit any side dishes you have. We just want everyone to get involved in the fun. No over thinking girl 😉

  • Joanne
    Posted at 04:11h, 15 June

    After seeing these fabulous veggies, I’m thinking I need to get a grill basket for my dad for father’s day! The gift that keeps on giving…

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:59h, 15 June

      Joanne, you are so right. You and your dad need grill baskets (then again you probably don’t have a grill in NYC 😉 He will love it & yes, it is the gift that will last a lifetime.

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  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 11:21h, 15 June

    Fabulous as always! I am craving some now!

  • Shawnda
    Posted at 11:47h, 15 June

    Beautiful veggies! I think Landry & I need to get Jason a grill basket for Father’s Day. 🙂

    I linked up some potato salad – thanks for the reminder!

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:57h, 15 June

      Shawnda, thanks for linking up those gorgeous potatoes! Yes, you must get ahold of a grill basket. Life changing I tell ya 😉

  • Nicole, RD
    Posted at 12:14h, 15 June

    These look all those summery colors!

  • Ragnhild
    Posted at 14:28h, 15 June

    This looks just heavenly! There is nothing better than grilled vegetables, And balsamic makes everything even more yummy! Must try this at the BBQ Im going to this weekend!

  • Katie
    Posted at 14:39h, 15 June

    Oh, goodness. I’d eat the whole recipe. Yum!

  • Dana@TheSundaySweet
    Posted at 16:56h, 15 June

    I am investing in a grill basket! Those veggies look amazing. Not to mention the balsamic vinegar. One of my favorite things in the world!

  • Sally
    Posted at 05:13h, 16 June

    What a great idea–one neat place for inspiration on grilling! Thanks for your comment on my beet and onion pickles (they taste good, too!) You don’t need to enter me in the contest; playing the game is more than enough fun. I need a grill basket! These look beautiful (and tantalizing.)

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:33h, 16 June

      Sally, I am dazzled by your gorgeous photography and recipes. Those beet and onion pickles are great for summer entertaining and the colors are fabulous! I am so happy that our readers get to share such a wealth of info with each other. This virtual party is so fun. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  • Shawnda
    Posted at 07:39h, 16 June

    We follow you on Twitter!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    Posted at 08:31h, 16 June

    I love grilled veggies and I really love the colorful mix of veggies you chose!

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
    Posted at 09:36h, 16 June

    Just linked my corn fritters.What a wonderful collection of recipes this week.I have bookmarked few even though I dont have a grill..but a stove top grill pan might work!

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
    Posted at 11:16h, 16 June

    Already follow you on twitter

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
    Posted at 11:17h, 16 June

    Already follow @CookinCanuck on twitter

  • Cate @ Girl Cooks World
    Posted at 13:09h, 16 June

    Wow, those look incredible. I’m so going to the market to get some veggies to make this. Lately I’ve just been grilling meat and fish.. but grilled veggies are sooo good. Plus if you’ve already got the grill ready, you might as well, right?

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 15:07h, 16 June

    I think I could eat grilled veggies everyday during the summer. They’re so tasty and good for you!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    Posted at 16:31h, 16 June

    Grilled veggies taste amazing! Simple but with so much flavor.

    I really like your blue and white plate. Very pretty 🙂

  • grace
    Posted at 22:52h, 16 June

    love, love, love that char! the colors of the veggies you chose are beautiful too. 🙂

  • Plateful
    Posted at 02:40h, 17 June

    Oh WOW, Marla! I’m blow away by the beauty of your virtual space – trust me!! Your pictures, your prose, your family and YOU – totally mind blowing combination! So glad to have bumped into you, albeit virtually.
    I’ve never seen grilled veggies looks so beautiful and colorful. I’m sure gonna try out your seasoning for grilling. Hey if you are interested in trying out the hot and sour South Indian soup, lemme add this — it’s vegan and gluten-free 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    Posted at 11:40h, 17 June

    Your veggies look delicious. Thanks for sharing Marla and for the invitation to the event.
    That basket sounds perfect for grilling veggies. Going to look for one asap.

    Great giveaway, tweeted it!/GrinGarl/status/81789406394068992

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    Posted at 11:40h, 17 June

    Following you on Twitter @Gringarl

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    Posted at 11:41h, 17 June

    Following Dara on Twitter @Gringarl

  • Jen H
    Posted at 18:33h, 17 June

    I love doing veggies on the grill and these look delicious!

  • Lynda
    Posted at 07:33h, 18 June

    Ack, I think I missed this week’s deadline! Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway – I’ll enter the next one!

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:46h, 18 June

      Lynda, you did not miss it at all. Please enter up to 3 side dishes we would love to include you 🙂

  • Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Posted at 08:10h, 18 June

    I love grilled vegetables. They are a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats. Yours with the cherry tomatoes look very inviting!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:18h, 18 June

      Biren, those little cherry tomatoes not only add a great pop of color but a huge burst of flavor too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  • Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious
    Posted at 09:37h, 18 June

    GORGEOUS veggies!
    I Stumbled ya!

  • Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious
    Posted at 09:37h, 18 June

    I follow you (Marla) on Twitter!

  • Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious
    Posted at 09:38h, 18 June

    I follow Cookincanuck on Twitter!

  • Kate@Diethood
    Posted at 10:54h, 18 June

    You have convinced me to buy a grill basket!
    I can’t pass up on this salad… I can almost taste the deliciousness.

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:39h, 18 June

      Kate, you must buy a grill basket. I am addicted to mine!

  • betty
    Posted at 20:41h, 18 June

    this looks damn delicious! what a gr8 way to have your vegies :):)

  • Niki (of SI)
    Posted at 10:16h, 20 June

    I’ve been looking for new inspiration for grilled veggies – and this veggie assortment looks perfect for my family, I think everyone will actually devour these. This looks perfectly kid and adult friendly. 🙂 The balsamic has me intrigued, and the cherry tomatoes in the kitchen get me halfway there. A portabella and a green bean hunting I shall go.

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    Posted at 21:38h, 12 July

    Those veggies sound and look delish! I’m collecting summer veggie recipes on my site – stop by and link up your faves!

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    Posted at 11:29h, 12 June

    Looks delicious! Perfect for summer weather!

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    Posted at 22:58h, 29 July

    I have only a cast iron stove top grill pan. No outdoor grill or basket. How can I adapt this recipe to indoor cooking?

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      Posted at 04:47h, 30 July

      Hi Pat, go ahead and try the same thing on your grill pan 🙂

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