Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

You’ll always want a batch of these around: From the vegetables you grill to the seasonings you use, this recipe is endlessly adaptable. It also keeps for a few days and has so many applications. After the vegetables come off the grill, they soak in a piquant bath of coarse mustard, shallot and vinegar, though you could adjust flavorings as you wish: Add fresh or dried chile; thyme or rosemary; anchovy or capers; or a protein like feta, cubed salami, tofu or chickpeas. Then, use these deeply flavored vegetables on sandwiches, grilled bread, salads, frittatas, alongside grilled meat or fish, and so on.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Prepare a charcoal grill for two-zone cooking over medium-high heat by pouring the coals onto one half of the grill. For a gas grill, heat all of the burners to high, then turn one of the end burners off before cooking.
  2. Step 2

    While the grill is heating, make the marinade: In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup oil, vinegar, mustard and shallot. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the vegetables into pieces that are large enough so as to not slip through the grates; for small or slender vegetables, like snap peas or green beans, leave them whole. Pat the vegetables dry, then transfer to a sheet pan, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with enough olive oil to coat.
  3. Step 3

    When you're ready to grill, take the marinade, vegetables, tongs and a tightly folded paper towel soaked with olive oil to the grill. Clean the grates with a grill brush, then oil the grates with the paper towel. Grill the vegetables over the flame, flipping occasionally, until well browned and tender, 2 to 15 minutes, depending on the density and size of the vegetables. (For a gas grill, close the lid between flips, listening and keeping an eye out for flare-ups.) As the vegetables finish, transfer them to the marinade. Let the vegetables sit in the marinade for at least 5 minutes. Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. Let come to room temperature before serving.