Sailboat Galley – Grilled Veggies

The ultimate reason to grill vegetables is a taste: Fire almost always makes them taste better. The high, dry heat of the grill caramelizes a vegetable’s sugars, intensifying its sweetness. Grilling imparts a subtle but inimitable smoke flavor, which adds complexity and soulfulness to a vegetable’s already vibrant taste.

Grilled vegetables are healthy. They’re the next best thing after eating the veggies raw since many of the nutrients are still present in grilled vegetables. However, burning vegetables can form carcinogens. So just don’t char them to a crisp, that’s no Bueno and it doesn’t taste good either.

Ingredients for grilled vegetables Baby Bella mushrooms, Green beans, Red and orange bell peppers, Zucchini, Yellow squash, Red onion.

Delicious, easy, no running to the kitchen while the grilling is going on– and no heating up the kitchen, either!

OceanWaveSail Galley - 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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