Sailboat Galley – Grill Veggies

Grill veggies zucchini, bell pepper, onions, asparagus, and mushrooms become sweet and savory when cooked on the grill. With just a brushing of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper, this cooking method is simple and lets the vegetable’s natural goodness shine through.

Just about any fruit can go on the grill as long as they are fairly firm and not overripe. Peaches, melons, pineapple, pears, avocado, tomatoes, bananas, and figs are just some of the fresh fruits that will hold their shape over the coals.

Fruits and vegetables will need to be prepared by cutting them into equal size pieces and placed in a marinade before going on the grill. Grilled fruits and vegetables make an easy, tasty and healthy side dish. Grilling them also helps lock in flavor, as well as vitamins and minerals.

Grill Veggies

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Total Time

35 mins


4 sailors


How to prepare it:

  • Peel (if necessary) and cut vegetables into roughly 1” cubes or ½” slices as appropriate. Place into a medium bowl.
  • Add oil or spray generously with cooking spray, then toss to coat. Add chosen spice(s) and again toss to mix thoroughly.
  • If you have a grilling sheet, a vegetable basket, or a metal pie pan, use that to hold the vegetables. Otherwise, use a layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil or a double layer of regular foil. Folding the edges up will help keep the veggies on it when turning them.
  • Grill the veggies over medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes until they are tender, turning once after about 10 minutes. If there is room, you can place them around the outside of the grill while grilling meat in the middle; otherwise, grill the vegetables first and keep them covered and warm while grilling the meat.

You can also use foil to encase the veggies in packets, but then they get more steamed than roasted.

It’s also possible to put potato slices, whole carrots, large mushroom caps, and whole onion slices directly on the grill if the grates are closely spaced so they don’t fall through.

Nutrition will vary by the vegetables chosen.

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