Grilled Peppers & Onions

Grilled peppers and onions sweeten up and are perfectly tender off the grill. A simple red-wine vinaigrette drizzled over the top helps to brighten up the dish and enhance the flavors.

Grilled Peppers & Onions
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 multicolored bell peppers, seeded and quartered lengthwise

  • 2 medium yellow onions, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Canola oil for grill

  • 1 ½ tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • Torn fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F). Brush bell peppers and onions with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Oil the grill grates by partially soaking a few paper towels in canola oil and using tongs to quickly wipe the grates. Place the vegetables on the oiled grates; grill, covered, until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter.

  3. Whisk vinegar and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Drizzle over the grilled vegetables. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 1865IU 37%
Vitamin C 79mg 88%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 183mg 4%

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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