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Grilled side dishes

Got your grill fired up? It’s not just for the main meal: you can use it for side dishes too! There are so many tasty grilled side dishes, starting with classics like veggie kabobs and corn on the cob. But there are lots more adventurous options, too! Try grilling an entire Caesar salad (including the lettuce!), or even crisp wedges of garlic bread. With so many ideas to choose from, let’s get cooking!

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Grilled side dishes

Grilled Side Dishes: Veggie Skewers & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These grilled veggie kabobs skewer all the best vegetables and are easy to throw on the grill! They’re an ideal healthy side dish.


  • 1 red onion
  • 3 multi-colored bell peppers
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 8 ounces baby bella (cremini) mushrooms (or button mushrooms)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon each* garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, smoked paprika, and kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: lemon wedges


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees).
  2. If using wooden skewers, soak them at least 20 minutes.
  3. Chop the onion into large pieces. Cut bell peppers into chunks. Slice the zucchini into rounds 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch thick. Add the sliced veggies to a bowl with the whole mushrooms and tomatoes toss everything with the olive oil, spices, and salt.
  4. Skewer the vegetables and place each skewers on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with a few more pinches kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  5. Place the skewers directly on the grill. Grill 10 to 12 minutes until tender and blackened, turning every few minutes. If desired, spritz with lemon wedges before serving.


*You can also brush the skewers generously with BBQ sauce or teriyaki sauce before grilling, and then again after grilling.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Grill
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Grilled side dishes

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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