Grilling Vegetables: What you Need to Know
Summer produce is abundant and there is no better way to prepare your bounty than to grill your veggies. Forget the oven or stove top, simply heat the grill to be rewarded with amazing vegetables as a side dish throughout the summer.
Take advantage of the HOT deals on fresh Colorado produce and McCormick Grill Mates seasoning blends at Safeway to make delicious grilled veggies all summer long. See the deal details below to get McCormick Grill Mates Marinades for just $1.49 and seasoning blends for just $2.99 each at Safeway.
How to Grill Veggies
Grilling vegetables is incredibly easy, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure you get perfectly grilled veggies every time.
If you are using cut vegetables, be sure to slice them into even pieces so that they cook through at the same time. I like a 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch piece for my veggies, because they grill quickly and that’s large enough to add to recipes or fork on it’s own. Any smaller and you risk losing the vegetable flavor.
Vegetables should be cooked over direct heat and I like to use a medium high flame to get a little char on my veggies.
Vegetables can be cooked in a grill basket, on foil, or in a aluminum foil pan container or even directly on the grill if you have large enough vegetables like thin long slices of zucchini, eggplant, or even corn and cabbage.
Before you grill, you want to toss the veggies in a touch of olive oil and your seasoning of choice so that they don’t stick to the surface.
Veggies can take anywhere from 5 minutes per side for thin sliced thin vegetables to 20 minutes for a basket full of vegetables. Have your tongs ready to turn the veggies or gently toss a few times during the grilling process to ensure even cooking and great grill marks on all the veggies.
Adding Flavor to Grilled Veggies
While salt and pepper are great seasoning starters, you can add so much flavor to your veggies by using a seasoning blend. The same veggies grilled every night can take on a new and different flavor every time. Depending on which flavor you crave, there is a McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning blend available to satisfy your craving. Whether you want sweet, savory, smoky, spicy or zesty, you can change up the flavors with every grilled veggie dish you make.
For additional grilling tips and tricks, be sure to visit the McCormick Grilling Tips Guide for perfectly grilled meat, seafood and veggies all summer long. Be sure to also read our Grilling the Perfect Burger Guide and our Grilling the Perfect Steak Guide to be the master of everything on the grill this summer.
5 Delicious Grilled Veggie Recipes Using McCormick Grill Mates
Grilled BBQ Potatoes
These no-fuss, sweet and smoky potatoes are guaranteed to satisfy all hungry appetites. Use the McCormick Barbecue seasoning which has brown sugar, salt, spices, including red bell pepper, tomato, garlic, onion, red bell peppers, parsley and natural hickory smoke flavor. Get the recipe here.
Grilled Loaded Smashed Potatoes
Keep your crew happy with this cookout-ready starter or side. Grill pre-cooked potatoes until crispy on the outside and smash in a cast iron skillet. Load ‘em with a smoky bacon and bell pepper mix seasoned with Grill Mates® Bacon Chipotle Seasoning and Cheddar cheese. Char until melted and top with green onions and sour cream. Dig in! The Grill Mates Bacon Chipotle seasoning blend has a smoky blend of bacon, chipotle chile peppers and onion. Get the recipe here.
Easy Montreal Seasoned Grilled Veggies Recipe
Transform veggies from bland to bold – with a grill and the classic flavor of Grill Mates® Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Shake this savory garlic, onion and black pepper blend onto vegetables tossed in oil and cook in a grill basket. Get the recipe here.
Buttery Grilled Mushroom Bundles
These savory and delectable grilled mushrooms are the perfect side for your favorite chicken or steak recipe. Just toss white or baby bella mushrooms, butter, and Grill Mates® Garden Vegetable Seasoning – a robust blend of garlic, onion and black pepper – into a foil packet and grill for a bold flavored side. Get the recipe here.
Be sure to make a double batch for the mushroom fans in your family because these are so good!
Grilled Corn with Smokehouse Maple Chipotle Butter
Chipotle chili pepper adds smoky heat and maple syrup adds sweetness to a delicious seasoned butter for grilled corn on the cob using the Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple seasoning blend. Get the recipe here.
Sale on Veggies and McCormick Grill Mates at Safeway
McCormick Grill Mates seasoning blends are available in the spice aisle at your local Safeway. There are over 15 seasoning blends and even more Grill Mates marinades available for all your grilling needs.
Take advantage of the hot deals on veggies at Safeway – red, yellow and orange bell peppers are on sale for $1.25 each, eggplants are $1.25 each, zucchini is on sale for $.99/lb., baby red potatoes are on sale for just $.99/lb., broccoli and cauliflower are on sale for $1.49/lb. and mushrooms are on sale for $2.00 each 8 oz container this week. Be sure to look for the Colorado produce signs on display to see from which local farms the produce is sourced!
The McCormick Grill Mates are also part of the 2x summer rewards program so you can earn gas and grocery rewards with your purchase.
- McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning Blends 2.5-3.5 oz. on sale for $2.99 through August 27th
- Final price=$2.99 each
- McCormick Grill Mates Marinades on sale for $1.49 through August 27th
- Final Price = $1.49
This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick to highlight various ways Grill Mates seasoning blends can be used to create delicious grilled veggie recipes. The grilled vegetable recipe images above are used with permission from McCormick. As always, opinions are my own. We appreciate and encourage your support of the brands that make this site possible.
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