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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables (VIDEO)

There’s nothing like the sweet smell of Grilled Vegetables floating through the backyard air.  Balsamic Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms is one of our favorite grilled vegetable recipes because it’s so easy. This is even easier than Grilled Vegetable Skewers and takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

If you haven’t tried a vegetable grill basket, I think you will love it! It simplifies grilling sides like these Shrimp Fajitas – so you can enjoy those smoky flavors and smaller sliced ingredients don’t fall through the grates.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables served on a platter with serving spoon

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The BEST Grilled Vegetables:

Juicy grilled zucchini and squash with crisp snap peas, tender sweet onions and beefy mushrooms. Coated in the easiest light balsamic marinade, this has become our go-to recipe for grilling vegetables in Summer.

For a larger crowd, we double the recipe, whip out 2 grilling baskets at once and make a big grilled vegetable platter. It’s so healthy, and always gets rave reviews. My cousin’s wife, Katya shared this recipe with me years ago and it has been a favorite grilling side ever since. I hope you all enjoy it!

Ingredients for grilled vegetables with zucchini, squash, mushrooms, snap peas, onion and balsamic marinade

How to Use a Grill Basket:

A grill basket can save space on your grill grates and keeps smaller items from falling through the grates. Use a grilling basket the same way you would use a skillet, except it’s over a grill. You will want to:

  • Oil the grilling basket
  • Preheat the grilling basket on the grill to prevent sticking (10 minutes with cover closed)
  • Cut up vegetables to a similar thickness so they are done at the same time

Grilling Basket grilled vegetables served with spoon

How to Make Easy Grilled Vegetables:

  1. Preheat your grill to med/high (400˚F). Lightly oil a grill basket.
  2. Slice vegetables to about equal thickness and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together marinade ingredients then drizzle over vegetables and toss to combine. Marinate 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, lightly oil a grilling basket and preheat basket on the grill for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer vegetables to the hot basket and grill 10-12 minutes, tossing a few times. Transfer to a serving platter.

How to make grilled vegetables with marinade, mixing and grilling in a grill basket

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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

5 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables with spoon

This grilled vegetables recipe is so easy and just takes 15 minutes of prep and there's no tedious skewering required. A grilling basket makes this so easy!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7 (varies by season)
Keyword: grilled vegetables
Calories: 126 kcal
Servings: 6 people as a side

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green zucchini sliced into 1/3" thick rings
  • 1 medium yellow squash sliced into 1/3" thick rings
  • 1/2 lb baby bella mushrooms halved or quartered if large
  • 8 oz snap peas
  • 1/2 large onion cut into 1/2" wide by 1" long slices.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt or season to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to med/high (400˚F). Oil a grilling basket.

  2. Place all of your sliced veggies into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together: 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Drizzle marinade over sliced veggies and toss to evenly coat. Marinate 10 minutes at room temperature.

  4. Preheat grill basket for 10 minutes with the grill cover on.

  5. Place all of your vegetables in hot grilling basket (discard excess marinade) and barbecue at 400˚F for 10 to 12 minutes or until veggies are tender, tossing a few times to ensure even cooking and caramelizing. Transfer to a platter and garnish with fresh parsley, chives, or even basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 34.7mg42%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This recipe was first published in 2014. We added snap peas to the recipe, filmed a video and rephotographed. The flavor profile is the same with that excellent balsamic marinade. Here is the original photo:

Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms; an easy and tasty way to grill veggies! @natashaskitchen

 

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  • Wilma van der Giessen
    August 30, 2019

    Love your recipes, greetings from Belgium! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2019

      Aww that’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me Wilma! Reply

  • Lena Panchuk
    August 24, 2019

    Love, love, this recipe. Most delicious!!!!!! Often add red and green peppers. Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2019

      You’re so welcome Lena, I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Reply

  • July 31, 2019

    I added red and green capsicum and egg plant. Now I think I have enough to feed an army. Bit worried about the egg plant as I believe you have to salt it first. I am going to roast it as I dont have a big grilling basket. Will see howit turns out Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2019

      We look forward to your feedback! I hope you love this recipe Rosey! Reply

  • Dottie Marchese
    July 25, 2019

    Hello, Can I make this on electric grill? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2019

      Hi Dottie! I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Joan
    July 23, 2019

    I make these all year round. In the oven, line 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper for easy clean up. Roast at 400 for about 20 minutes. Delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us Joan! Reply

  • July 13, 2019

    I have made this many times over the last month. Excellent way to get your vegetables!! I never liked zucchini before now I’m eating it done this way and loving it – and my husband is doing the cooking ! How great is that?? Thank you !
    Nancy Belwood Ontario Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Carole Fried
    July 4, 2019

    Delicious. My guests couldn’t stop talking about it! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 4, 2019

      I am so happy to hear that!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Natalia Nash
    June 29, 2019

    Literally theeeee best veggies I ever made!!! My husband doesn’t care for zucchini or squash because of texture so I substituted with peppers and broccoli. It was delicious!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review Natalia! Reply

  • Nancy
    June 28, 2019

    Grilled this last night. I loved the combination of veggies and the flavor of the marinade. This is another “keeper”, Natasha. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Nancy!! Reply

  • donna squires
    June 18, 2019

    You are just adorable and I love all of your recipes ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Donna! Reply

  • Cathie
    June 18, 2019

    Could these be done in a slow cooker? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2019

      Hi Cathie! I have not tested that in a slow cooker so I cannot advise. I imagine they will release a lot of water in the slow cooker and cook down quite a bit. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Linda Groover
    June 17, 2019

    can you use balsamic glaze instead of balsamic vinegar Reply

    • Natasha
      June 17, 2019

      Hi Linda, I have only made this with balsamic vinegar. I haven’t experimented with the glaze. I wonder if that might be a little too sweet which can burn easier on the grill. If you experiment, let me know how it goes. Reply

  • Lori
    June 17, 2019

    So delicious, thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      You’re so welcome Lori! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    June 17, 2019

    Love easy vegetable sides for the grill. And the balsamic flavor is spot on! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      We love the balsamic in this recipe! Thank you for that awesome review Aimee! Reply

  • Mallory Lanz
    June 17, 2019

    This is our easy, go-to summer side dish. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      Isn’t it the best for summer! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    June 16, 2019

    Oh I love this! One pot of delicious veggies. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      We love it too! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Suzy
    June 16, 2019

    This flavor was simple but so perfect! Came out great! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      That’s so awesome Suzy! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Marjanne
    June 15, 2019

    Hi Natasha, What size veggie basket do you use ?
    Marjanne Reply

  • Omayra
    July 1, 2017

    Yummy! !! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 2, 2017

      They are SO GOOD! Reply

  • Sherri
    October 23, 2016

    We have grilled this recipe many times this year using the black reusable grill sheets. The leftovers are great on top of a salad for lunch the next day, because they already have the vinaigrette on them! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 23, 2016

      You are very welcome Sherri and thank you for the nice review! Reply

  • Angie
    August 5, 2015

    I’m wondering if using your Moroccan Marinade for this method of grilling would work (and taste the same as the veggie skewers)… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      I haven’t tried it but I think it would be delicious on these! Reply

  • Jen
    April 14, 2015

    Can you do this without a grill basket? Say in the oven or something?

    It looks delicious and I would love to try it. Just grilling is not convenient.

    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 15, 2015

      Yes it would probably work in the oven but without testing it myself, I can’t give you exact baking times. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top. 🙂 Reply

  • Ha-My Le
    April 14, 2015

    Can I use oven for this recipe? 🙁 I live in apartment so I have no grill Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 15, 2015

      You can, but without testing it I can’t tell you exact time when it will be done. Stove top would work great as well :). Reply

  • Joanna
    September 1, 2014

    I tried this recipe for today’s dinner
    it’s so yummy and healthy!
    thank you so much for sharing
    I would love to make this over and over again
    and also try your other recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you and I hope you love everything you try! 🙂 Reply

  • Wow, this looks amazing! I normally avoid mushrooms in recipes because my husband dislikes them but I think I may have to make an exception for this dish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2014

      Oh I hope you LOVE them! I think the mushrooms are the tastiest in this recipe. They take on the most flavor 🙂 Reply

  • July 21, 2014

    Made this yesterday and it was delicious! Will be adding it to regular repertoire! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2014

      Thank you for the good review Robyn, I’m glad you liked it :). Reply

  • ArizonaBill
    July 19, 2014

    Natasha, This looks fantastic and I love grilled veggie’s ! But I predict that when I try this that a few large shrimp will somehow fall, jump, or be thrown against their will into that basket And then enjoyed with those great grilled veggie’s.
    Take Care,
    ArizonaBill Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2014

      Goodness shrimp does sound good in a grilling basket. Yumm!!! Reply

  • Valya of valyastasteofhome.com says
    July 16, 2014

    I know. They do grow fast! I just grow the green ones, but I will try the yellow ones next year! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2014

      The yellow ones are a little sweeter, but I’ve always been partial to the green ones 🙂 Reply

  • Alina
    July 16, 2014

    Yum this looks delishes im gonna make this so into zucchini these days!! im gonna buy some organic zucchini at farmers market to cook or to preserve for the winter.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2014

      Let me know what you think of it :). I have a benefit of getting zucchini from my mom’s garden and she has more of it that she needs. Reply

  • July 16, 2014

    Natasha, I have been looking for a grilling bowl, thanks for the tip.
    My mom dish plant any zucchini so I have been going to a local farmers market for some. I wish I was able to garden… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2014

      It’s a good thing they are priced well at the markets this time of year! 🙂 Do they grow well in WA? Reply

  • July 15, 2014

    I could literally eat the entire bowl, such a perfect combination!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2014

      Thank you, thank you 🙂 So could I! 🙂 Reply

  • Valya of valyastasteofhome.com says
    July 15, 2014

    This looks so good! Are these zucchinis from your garden? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2014

      They are from my Mom’s garden. They’re growing like crazy right now! We can’t keep up ;). Do you grown them also? Reply

  • I love the simplicity of grilled veggies, or steamed for that matter! These look awesome! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2014

      You don’t need much to make them taste good! 🙂 Reply

  • okay grill basket on the wish list! Check! These veggies look delicious! And I’m so happy to see there is no skewering. Seriously, that takes forever, and all you do is take them off! Reply

    • Ps- you look like Giada in your “Meet the Cook” photo above. Just thought you should know just in case no one else has been so bold as to tell you you look AH-mazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2014

      Ha ha, that’s so true. The stick is totally unnecessary if you have a grilling basket. 🙂 Reply

  • July 15, 2014

    Mmmm, yummy! I grill vegetables in a basket all the time. I found mine at a grocery store as well. Quite cheap. Lasts for years even if rusted LOL. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2014

      I bought the stainless steel one so I don’t have to worry about scratching it up. I think I paid maybe $10 for it after a coupon that I found at Fred Meyer 🙂 Reply

  • Cookalicious!
    July 15, 2014

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering!! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂 Reply

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