Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

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.

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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
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~ Marla Meridith

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105 thoughts on “Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

    1. 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!

  6. 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.

    1. 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 😉

  7. 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…

    1. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  9. 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!

  10. Marla,
    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.)

    1. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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!

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

  13. 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.

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