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.
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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!
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
How to Make Easy Grilled Vegetables:
- Preheat your grill to med/high (400˚F). Lightly oil a grill basket.
- Slice vegetables to about equal thickness and place in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, stir together marinade ingredients then drizzle over vegetables and toss to combine. Marinate 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, lightly oil a grilling basket and preheat basket on the grill for 10 minutes.
- Transfer vegetables to the hot basket and grill 10-12 minutes, tossing a few times. Transfer to a serving platter.
Our Most Popular Grilling Recipes:
These are our favorite grilling recipes – the ones we make over and over all summer long. If you love to barbecue, this list is gold!
- Classic Juicy Burgers – restaurant style
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers – the glaze is awesome!
- Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob – with the best butter
- Grilled Salmon – with garlic lime butter
- BBQ Chicken Breast – tender and juicy
- Salmon Skewers – with lemon
Watch Natasha Make Grilled Veggies:
I hope this grilled vegetable recipe becomes a new favorite for you. The marinade is versatile so you can change it up and try it on your favorite veggies.
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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
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!
- 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
Preheat your grill to med/high (400˚F). Oil a grilling basket.
Place all of your sliced veggies into a large mixing bowl.
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.
Preheat grill basket for 10 minutes with the grill cover on.
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.
If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen
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:
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I want to thank you for including the nutrition info on the actual recipe print out. I wrote to you about possibly doing this as I did the meals for my Mom who was on a high protein low salt diet. This helps so much because people have it right on the recipe card.
I did these grilled vegetables and am a mushroom lover (I only eat fish and chicken) and this recipe is addictive.
You are very welcome, I’m glad that helps!
We did this on the grill in foil- same exact recipe except we added carrots and it took 35 minutes @ 350* DELISH!!!
what brand of balsamic vinegar do you use? I want to use the same one you use as I am not sure which one to buy. I appreciate your help. thanks
Hi Sofia. I have this in the recipe notes, here is the link to the vinegar I use.
Freaking fantastic!!! First time making this and we are so pleased. As easy as a simple recipe can get. Grilled veggie perfection, restaurant quality.
That’s an awesome review, Tara. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, I’m happy that you enjoyed making this recipe!
So I loved the look of these vegetables but don’t have an outdoor grill so decided to try it in the oven 🙂
I also added broccoli and shu shu’s to your list of vegges. The only problem is, I had it in the oven for nearly 40 minutes at 210C and the broccoli was still very crunchy and even some of the marrows weren’t quite cooked through. The flavours were great and whilst I don’t mind crunchy veg, the rest of my family are not so keen hehehe.
How can I improve this? I am so definitely doing this again 😉😁
Hi Sonya, I’m glad to hear it worked for the most part in the oven, but I can’t give you exact baking times without testing it myself. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top – especially the broccoli. I think it may either need more time or a higher heat in the oven, but the stovetop should work great!
Are you able to cook this on the stove or in the oven? It looks delicious but I don’t have a grill. Thanks!
Hi Shylo, it would probably work in the oven, but I can’t give you exact baking times without testing it myself. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top.
This recipe will have anyone craving vegetables! I used the same marinade on chicken breast and served with rice. Divine!
Isn’t it so good! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Hi Natasha can you tell me if I can put these vegetables in the oven instead of a grill and at what temperature and for how long thank you
Hi Wendy, it would probably work in the oven, but I can’t give you exact baking times without testing it myself. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top.
I roast mine in oven, 400 degrees, approx 20-30 min.
Turnover halfway thru..Eyeball to desired browness..cannot make a mistake….but I never add broccoli…
Thank you so much for sharing that with us!
Do these reheat well the next day?
Hi Natasha, these are truly the best fresh! I haven’t tried reheating them myself — they never last that long in my house. If you happen to try reheating them, I’d love to know how it goes!
I have two questions…
1. Have you used this marinade for chicken?
2. How would you feel about replacing the snap peas with a green pepper? My husband is allergic to peas.
Hi Ashley, that should work great with green pepper. Also, I haven’t tried this on Chicken but it sounds like a tasty idea.
Hi Natasha, I made this recipe and it was delicious!! My husband who isn’t a fan of vegetables loved it!!!
Yay, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Dolores.
Made this tonight with bbq chicken. Me, teen son, and tween daughter LOVED it!! Hubby, who says he isn’t a rabbit, liked the mushrooms and snap peas. I still call it a win and will definitely be making it again! Thank you!!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Hi Natasha, the grilled vegetables look wonderful. Can I make the marinade and leave vegetables in for a couple hours? Or will they become soggy? Thanks!
Hi Marilyn, I worry they will become soggy, but let me know how it goes if you happen to try it out.
Made a double recipe of the marinate then saved it, reduced, added cream and sherry and drizzled over top…yummers
Sounds perfect! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Alex. Thank you for your great feedback and review.
Can I cook the grilled vegetables in the oven? If so what oven temperature and for how long? The grilled vegetables looks wonderful but I don’t have a grill. Thanks!
Hi Patricia, yes, it would probably work in the oven, but I can’t give you exact baking times without testing it myself. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top.
I made this the other night. I didn’t use snap peas because the grocery store wanted a ridiculous amount for them so I used a whole Vidalia onion. I mixed the sauce up first in my large bowl and then added the veggies because who wants to do more dishes?! 🙄
HI Katie, thanks for sharing that with us. How did it go? I hope you enjoyed it!
Can you make this on the stove.
Hi Betty, Stove top would work great as well, but without testing it I can’t tell you exact time when it will be done. :).
Hi Has anyone tried this in the oven? If so, any comments?
Hi Monica, yes, it would probably work in the oven, but I can’t give you exact baking times without testing it myself. I’d also recommend putting it into a non-stick skillet and cooking it on the stove-top.
Made this tonight and loved it! Didn’t have snap peas on hand so I added asparagus and broccoli. It was so good I couldn’t stop eating it! Thank you Natasha
You’re welcome, Alexandra! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
If you are allowed to — what brand and type of balsamic vinegar do you recommend. Thank you.
Hi Joan, a balsamic from Modena is a safe bet. I have a photo of one I use and enjoy in our balsamic glaze recipe.
This looks so good..how can I make this in the oven since
My condo doesn’t allow grilling
Hi Sandra, 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.
I love all your recipes/videos. Have you ever tried making the vegetables in an Instant Pot. I know they won’t caramelize that way but I also have an air fryer lid. Just wondering. I don’t have a grill and it’s too hot to use the oven.
Hi Dana, I personally have not tried that but that sounds delicious! If you happen to experiment I would love to know how you like that!
I’m making this tonight with asparagus, red and green peppers, mushrooms and onions. I totally love this recipe but didn’t have any zuchinni or snow peas in the house. I’m sure it will be just as delicious.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
These were probably the best grilled veggies I’ve ever made. Delish combo and the dressing was perfect. Turned out amazing. Thanks so much for your awesome recipes, Natasha!
I love it! Thanks for sharing your great experience with us. I hope you love every recipe that you try!
I have yet to make anything of yours that we don’t love. Question. Do you think I could add some eggplant to this mix? I think that might be good too.
Thank you, Carlita. So wonderful to know that. I haven’t tried adding eggplants yet but I imagine that will also work well and could be a good addition to this recipe. If you try it, please let us know how it goes.
I made these vegetables last night (in oven at 400-grill was too crowded) and followed recipe exactly but used a Fig Balsamic Vinegar…let’s just say I’m making again tonight! Delicious. Love your recipes…thank you.
That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing that with me Eileen!
How long did you have it in oven
thx u answered my question, oven
It became our family favorite healthy side dish!
Super! Thanks for the great feedback.
Could you grill these on a charcoal grill?
Hi Wendy, I bet that could work! I use this outdoor grill. We also use the grill basket.
I know balsamic is the star, but I don’t have it.
Natasha, do you recommend anything else for veggies marinade?
I have only made this with balsamic vinegar. I haven’t experimented with the glaze or another marinade to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
I live in a condo and we aren’t allowed to use a BBQ. Can I make this in the oven on a baking sheet instead? If yes, at what temperature and for how long?
Hi Ingrid, 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.
Going to make the veggies tonight. I bought a butternut squash, would they work or should I make it separately? Also I was thinking of adding fresh minced garlic to the marinade.
Hi Koula, butternut squash should work great! I hope you love this recipe.
I would worry about the minced garlic burning. Why don’t you try smashing a few cloves and leave them whole?
Hi Natasha! I am obsessed with your tasty dishes! Which outdoor grill would you recommend? Gas or charcoal? Which brand or some tips for selecting a suitable good grill?
Thank you! I use this outdoor grill
This looks delicious. Can you tell me where you got your grilling basket from please?
Hi Lisa, we have a couple of them now. Here is the grill basket we use.
I use a plastic gallon bag to marinate my vegetables. I lay them flat and the marinade gets on them more thoroughly than it does in a bowl. Love your recipes!
Thank you for sharing!
Looks delicious. What is the best way to clean a grilling basket after it gets so dirty on the grill.
Hi Linda, most of the grilling baskets of dishwasher safe. It’s recommended that you clean first with hot water, soap and a non-abrasive sponge before putting it in the dishwasher. It’s normal that the basket won’t’ look shiny and brand new anymore after being on the grill, but that doesn’t change the effectiveness of the basket.
Love your recipes, greetings from Belgium!
Aww that’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me Wilma!
Love, love, this recipe. Most delicious!!!!!! Often add red and green peppers. Thanks for the recipe.
You’re so welcome Lena, I’m so glad you enjoyed that!
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
We look forward to your feedback! I hope you love this recipe Rosey!
Hello, Can I make this on electric grill?
Hi Dottie! I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
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!
That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us Joan!
Thank you for sharing!
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
Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
Delicious. My guests couldn’t stop talking about it!
I am so happy to hear that!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
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!!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review Natalia!
Grilled this last night. I loved the combination of veggies and the flavor of the marinade. This is another “keeper”, Natasha.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that Nancy!!
You are just adorable and I love all of your recipes !
You’re so nice! Thank you, Donna!
Could these be done in a slow cooker?
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
can you use balsamic glaze instead of balsamic vinegar
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.
So delicious, thank you!
You’re so welcome Lori! I’m happy you enjoyed that!
Love easy vegetable sides for the grill. And the balsamic flavor is spot on!
We love the balsamic in this recipe! Thank you for that awesome review Aimee!
This is our easy, go-to summer side dish.
Isn’t it the best for summer! Thank you for that awesome review!
Oh I love this! One pot of delicious veggies.
We love it too! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!
This flavor was simple but so perfect! Came out great!
That’s so awesome Suzy! Thank you for that great review!
Hi Natasha, What size veggie basket do you use ?
Hi Marjanne, it is about a 13×12 grill basket like this one.
They are SO GOOD!
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!
You are very welcome Sherri and thank you for the nice review!
I’m wondering if using your Moroccan Marinade for this method of grilling would work (and taste the same as the veggie skewers)…
I haven’t tried it but I think it would be delicious on these!
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.
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. 🙂
Can I use oven for this recipe? 🙁 I live in apartment so I have no grill
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 :).
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!
Thank you and I hope you love everything you try! 🙂
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.
Oh I hope you LOVE them! I think the mushrooms are the tastiest in this recipe. They take on the most flavor 🙂
Made this yesterday and it was delicious! Will be adding it to regular repertoire!
Thank you for the good review Robyn, I’m glad you liked it :).
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.
Goodness shrimp does sound good in a grilling basket. Yumm!!!
I know. They do grow fast! I just grow the green ones, but I will try the yellow ones next year! 🙂
The yellow ones are a little sweeter, but I’ve always been partial to the green ones 🙂
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..
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.
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…
It’s a good thing they are priced well at the markets this time of year! 🙂 Do they grow well in WA?
I could literally eat the entire bowl, such a perfect combination!!
Thank you, thank you 🙂 So could I! 🙂
This looks so good! Are these zucchinis from your garden?
They are from my Mom’s garden. They’re growing like crazy right now! We can’t keep up ;). Do you grown them also?
I love the simplicity of grilled veggies, or steamed for that matter! These look awesome!
You don’t need much to make them taste good! 🙂
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!
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!
Awww Lindsey, you are so nice 🙂 Sheesh! That just made my evening. Thank you 🙂
Ha ha, that’s so true. The stick is totally unnecessary if you have a grilling basket. 🙂
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.
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 🙂
Looks absolutely mouthwatering!! 😉
Thank you! 🙂