Summer Grilled Vegetables

Colorful grilled summer vegetables are served with a light and refreshing sauce in this easy side dish that pairs perfectly with just about everything.

Summer Grilled Vegetables
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/4 cup, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered lengthwise

  • 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise

  • 2 summer squash, halved lengthwise

  • 1 red onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 medium eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F).

  2. Combine parsley, mint, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, 6 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Brush bell peppers, zucchini, squash, onion, eggplant and asparagus with the remaining 1/4 cup oil; sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Place the peppers, zucchini, squash, onion and eggplant on the oiled rack; grill, covered, until the vegetables are tender but still hold their shape, 3 to 5 minutes per side, adding the asparagus halfway through. Grill the asparagus until tender and grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the grilled vegetables to a serving platter. Serve with the parsley-mint sauce.


To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
18g Fat
16g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 6 oz.
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 2821IU 56%
Sodium 305mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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