A few Grilled Vegetables on a platter.

Grilled Vegetables Recipe

All you need is a simple marinade and a grill pan to make the best Grilled Vegetables Recipe. If you like easy side dishes, this recipe is for you!
Course Appetizer or Vegetable Side
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy side dish, Grilled Vegetables Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD



  • 1 zucchini sliced round, ¼ inch thick, ends removed
  • 1 summer squash sliced round, ¼ inch thick, ends removed
  • eggplant
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons parsley Italian flat leaf, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra parsley for garnish
  • extra sea salt to garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced vegetables with the chopped parsley and the olive oil.
  • Allow the flavors to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Heat a ridged grill pan over medium high heat for about 3-5 minutes. 
  • Place the vegetables in a single layer and grill for 3 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Repeat until all vegetables are grilled.
  • Transfer vegetables to a large serving dish and garnish with fresh herbs, sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  • Can be served hot or at room temperature.


Total prep time includes 1 hour of inactive time.
  • Slice them evenly. The thickness of the sliced veggies will determine the grilling time. Uniformity means they will cook in the same amount of time.
  • Know the grill times. Expect grill times to be different. Zucchini and summer squash sliced ¼ inch thick need 2-3 minutes per side; eggplant requires about 3-4 minutes. Cherry tomatoes need about 3-4 minutes to become slightly charred.
  • Use the proper amount oil. Use just enough olive oil so that the vegetables have a thin coating and grill perfectly. Avoid using too much as the final product will be greasy tasting; not enough and they will turn out dry.
  • Preheat the grill pan. Preheating the pan ensures the heat is evenly distributed throughout the pan. This, in turn, allows for even grilling.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 741IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg