Appetizers - BBQ Vegetable Recipes
Maybe vegetables don't automatically come to mind when you think
of the barbecue, but there are actually many tasty BBQ
vegetable recipes that are both fast and easy. Grilled veggies
can be both a tasty appetizer or a great BBQ side dish.
Skewers are a great way to present barbecued vegetable appetizers.
Use metal skewers,
or soak bamboo or wood skewers in water for an hour
or two first. While they're soaking, prepare the veggies - you can basically
put together any vegetables that take approximately the same amount of time
to cook. Cut them into approximately 1" chunks. Vary the colors so that it
will look pretty and enticing when done.
Don't feel like fussing with skewers? Use a
to prevent veggie chunks from falling through the grate (and save your
Vegetables marinate quickly... if you decide you want to marinate
them before grilling, 15 minutes will usually do the trick. Just pour
the marinade over the prepared veggies and toss to coat.
If you're in a rush or want to do some preparation ahead of time,
you can cook the veggies first and then finish them off on the grill.
Some ideas for barbecue vegetable recipes:
- Grill some eggplant - so tasty that some people who don't usually
like eggplant are willing to devour it! Chop up eggplant into about
1" chunks (or a little smaller). Toss with a little olive oil and
sprinkle with rosemary.
- Make a delicious savoury mix of eggplant, red onion, and zucchini
by cutting into 1/2" chunks and tossing with olive oil, sea salt and
- Make a colorful veggie skewer using small button mushrooms (or
portobello mushrooms cut into 3/4" chunks), green peppers and eggplant.
Toss with some fresh chopped garlic, a bit of lemon juice, salt and
pepper, and maybe a pinch or two of sugar.
- Another easy and tasty veggie recipe? Barbecue some asparagus - snap
off the tough ends, then toss lightly with a bit of olive oil, season sea
salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes if you're cooking thin
asparagus, up to 10 minutes if it's thick. For easier grilling you can
also wrap the asparagus (in a single layer) in foil. Add a couple of pats
of butter if you like, or use Italian seasoning.
- Jalepeno poppers are always a hit. Take 16 jalepeno peppers, split them
in half, and clean them out, leaving just the 'shell' of the pepper. Take
one of the peppers and mince into tiny pieces. Mix these jalepeno pieces
together with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar
cheese, 2 tbsp fresh chopped garlic, 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, and a pinch
of sea salt. If you like tomatoes, add a couple of tbsp of chopped
sun-dried tomato to the mix. Then stuff each half shell with the mixture.
Barbecue on indirect heat for about 20-30 minutes at medium heat. Both
the peppers and the filling should be hot and cooked all the way through.
BBQ vegetable recipes don't have to be complicated to be tasty -
lots of simple preparations are wonderfully delicious. If you're
looking for other ideas, check out
side dishes for BBQ and
BBQ appetizer recipes.
. We barbecue with a charcoal grill
in an outdoor kamado-style cooker called
We love food and we love the grill, and hope you enjoy our recipes!