Giada's Grilled Vegetables
- prep time15 min
- total time 40 min
- serves 6
The perfect side for a summer barbecue. Serve with burgers, steaks, or kabobs.
3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved
3 yellow squash (about 1 lb total) , sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
3 zucchini (about 12 oz total) , sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
3 Japanese eggplant (12 oz total) , sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
12 cremini mushrooms
1 bunch asparagus (1 lb) trimmed
12 green onions, roots cut off
¼ cup olive oil, plus 2 Tbsp
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 tsp chopped fresh basil leaves
½ tsp finely chopped rosemary leaves
1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they've been placed on the hot grill.
2. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.