Balsamic Grilled Vegetables-Side Dish Recipe

THESE balsamic grilled vegetables, they’re honestly the BEST side dish recipe ever. For real, they’re super delicious and perfect for summer.

Balsamic grilled vegetable side dish recipe, side dish recipe, summertime side dish recipe, grilled vegetables recipeThey disappeared from the table the first time I made them.

There was a family argument over who got to have the last (seconds or thirds at this point) serving the second time I made them.

Someone came over to my house and noticed the vegetables marinating on the counter who had had them before and said they were changing their plans and were coming back for dinner the third time I made them.

Then I made them for a group of local food bloggers, and they got the stamp of approval.

Balsamic grilled vegetables side dish recipeSo at this point, I knew I had to share the recipe. If you’re ever looking for the perfect side dish for any meal, these balsamic grilled vegetables are the way to go.

The key to making them is to let the vegetables marinate. An hour is fine, but this is one of those amazing dishes that can be prepped ahead, so I always make them the night before and put them in the refrigerator overnight, it really amps up the flavor. Then when it’s time to grill, you’re all ready to go.

Grilled vegetable side dish recipeI use a grill basket/pan for these balsamic grilled vegetables. This stainless steel grill basket with a removable handle is one kitchen utensil/item that I cannot rave enough about. I use it practically twice a week, the entire summer. Totally worth the purchase!

We got a new gas grill when we moved in to our new house, and we use it ALL the time now. I have also made these vegetables with a charcoal grill, they work great over whatever type of grill you have!

You can also customize this recipe with whatever vegetables you have on hand, or would like to use. I can tell you that my family loves the mushrooms so much, so I now add double mushrooms when making this for them.

Balsamic grilled vegetable side dish recipe, side dish recipe, summertime side dish recipe, grilled vegetables recipeNext time you’re looking for a great side dish, I’d highly recommend making these balsamic grilled vegetables!

These would be perfect for July 4th, so I’d love to know: what is your favorite 4th of July dish?

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables-Side Dish Recipe
 
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Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 oz mushrooms, halved
  • 2 bell peppers (I use 1 red and 1 green), cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 zucchini, halved and cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • ½ red onion, cut into large pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, chopped (I use a mix of thyme, basil, oregano and parsley, or you could use 1 teaspoon dried herbs)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cut and chop the vegetables and put them in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, fresh herbs and salt, and stir until combined. Pour over vegetables and stir to coat vegetables.
  3. Cover vegetables and let them sit on the counter to marinate an hour, or cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Light your grill to high, using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables from the bowl to a grill pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Remove from grill, transfer into a bowl and serve.
 

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  • Little Cooking Tips
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    Great minds think alike lol:):):) We often make almost the exact same thing as a side for grilled meats in the summer! We also add white eggplants that are sweet in the mixture. The best thing is, that these are awesome in sandwiches in the next day! Did you ever try adding them with grilled salmon on whole wheat/rye baguettes(one of our favorite combos!)?
    KU-DOS Phi, exceptional post!
    Hugs!
    Mirella and Panos

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I’m so happy to hear you do vegetables like this too. Adding eggplant sounds delicious – and on sandwiches, wowza, I’ve never even thought of that, I’m totally going to have to try that soon!! Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated!!

  • Jess
    Reply

    These look SO healthy and delicious:) I bet they disappeared REALLY quickly! How are you feeling my friend – must be days away right?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Definitely so healthy and delicious 🙂 And thank you for asking – I’m doing good…it’s a few days past my due date, so I’m just patiently waiting on babys arrival!

  • Rust
    Reply

    My favorite side dish is a pasta primavera salad with lots of fresh veggies including blanched broccoli and snow peas, avocado, and tomatoes …and my homemade garlic basil dressing.

  • Kelsey
    Reply

    I love making grilled veggies! Your basket seems a lot better than the one I have, the sides are too low and veggies tend to escape when stirring.

    My favorite 4th of July recipe is flag cake!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      The basket I have is from Williams Sonoma and is so nice 🙂
      Flag cake sounds amazing!

  • Denise
    Reply

    I just made these grilled vegetables last night. I ate almost the entire batch by myself! I added broccoli to mine. This recipe is my new favorite go-to grilled side and will definitely be on my 4th of July menu!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the sweet comment, so happy to hear you liked them as much as i do (I totally could eat the whole batch by myself lol)

  • Lisa
    Reply

    Will definitely have to try this, love grilled vegetables. Where did you get your grill pan?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’d love this Lisa! The grill pan is from William Sonoma, I linked to it in the post 🙂

  • Monica
    Reply

    Love grilled burgers, and grilled veggies!! Where did you get your grill pan for the veggies?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Grilling in the summers is just the best! I linked to the grill basket in the post, it’s from Williams Sonoma 🙂

  • Susan P.
    Reply

    My favorite recipe to make for 4th of July is Potato Egg Salad. It always goes well with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and steaks.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum, that does sound like a great side dish

  • Mary W
    Reply

    I like to make a big bowl of fresh in season fruit salad to go with grilled items. I use mint form my garden and I always leave the get together with an empty bowl!

  • Cassie Ducharme
    Reply

    My favorite 4th of July dessert is ice cream!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love ice cream all summer long 🙂 It’s such a good classic!

  • Lee Ann Carter
    Reply

    I love to make Angel Lush during these hot summer months!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Yum, angel lush sounds delicious, thank you for commenting!

  • Canossie
    Reply

    Cant wait to try both the veggie and rib recipes, thanks for sharing. Ben is adorable too.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much, really appreciate the comment 🙂

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