Seasoned Grilled Veggies

Grilled vegetables are, no doubt, the ideal complement to a juicy, grilled meat. And with so many options, there's going to be something special for everyone. But it is also true that sometimes it's hard to grill vegetables to perfection: cooking times vary in each case and it's also fundamental to choose the right dressing to brush them. That's why we've prepared these simple instructions, as well as a very handy table, so that grilling them becomes a real party.

  1. The Grill:
    • Always start with a clean and lightly oiled grill.
    • Preheat grill to medium high. If using a charcoal grill, you should be able to hold your hand over the heat for 5 seconds. If using a gas grill, set the burner dials to medium high and preheat the grill until the temperature gauge reaches approximately 400°F.
  2. The Ingredients:
    • Cut and trim vegetables according to the chart.
    • Kraft Dressings are a great way to add flavour to vegetables. The Kraft oil-based dressings work well when brushed on vegetables during cooking. The Kraft creamy-based dressings are best drizzled on vegetables after they are removed from the grill. See chart for dressing suggestions.
  3. The Grilling:
    • Stay close to the grill because cooking can vary slightly.
    • Make sure that the vegetables are cut into pieces that will not fall through the grates of the grill.
    • Small pieces of vegetables should be skewered.
    • Most vegetables do not have to be peeled; the skin helps the vegetable hold its shape during cooking.
Vegetable Preparation Grilling Directions Dressing Recommended (brush while grilling; drizzle after)
Asparagus Break off woody end. Peel large touch stalks. Toss or brush spears with dressing and grill 7 to 12 minutes depending on thickness. Turn frequently. During grilling: Kraft Special Collection Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

After grilling: Kraft Ranch Dressing
Corn Pull husks and silk back or remove. Brush with dressing and replace husk if leaving on during grilling. If husk left on, grill about 25 minutes. If husk is removed, grill until lightly browned about 10 minutes, turning frequently. During grilling: Kraft Italian Dressing or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
Eggplant Trim ends and slice in 1/4-inch thick slices. Brush slices with dressing and grill until browned, about 6 minutes per side. During grilling: Kraft Italian Dressing or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
Onions Peel and slice onions in 1/3 to 1/2-inch slices, or thick wedges. Brush slices with dressing and grill until lightly browned - about 5 minutes on each side. During grilling: Kraft Italian Dressing or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing.

After grilling: Kraft Sour Cream & Onion Ranch Dressing
Peppers (Bell) Halve and remove seeds and stem, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch slices. Toss or brush with dressing and grill skin-side down until begins to char - about 7 to 8 minutes. If desired, turn over and grill an additional 1 to 2 minutes. During grilling: Kraft Italian Dressing or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing or Kraft Special Collection Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing
Zucchini or Summer Squash Trim ends and slice into 1/3-inch rounds or slice lengthwise into 1/3-inch slices. Brush or toss with dressing and grill until browned - about 5 minutes per side. During grilling: Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing or Kraft Italian Dressing

Grilled Veggie Recipes

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