Easy Grilled Vegetables


  • Makes4 to 4 servings

Cooking the vegetables separately, rather than tossing them together in a wire basket, makes this side dish super kid-friendly. Family members can pick and choose their favourites, leaving less-loved veggies behind.


  • 2 lb small new potatoes

  • 1 lb asparagus

  • 1-2 large red sweet pepper

  • 4 green onions

  • 3 tbsp melted garlic butter, divided

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cover with lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Gently boil until almost tender, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, snap woody ends off asparagus, and discard or save for soup stock. Wash asparagus; place on a large piece of heavy foil and seal tightly.

  • Cut red pepper into quarters. Trim roots from green onions and slice off about half of the green tops. Brush red pepper and green onions lightly with 1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic butter.

  • Toss almost-cooked potatoes with remaining garlic butter and seasonings. Place asparagus package and cut vegetables on preheated barbecue. Turn vegetables often until just starting to brown, 10-15 minutes. Remove vegetables when golden and keep warm. Unwrap asparagus just before serving.

  • Makes 4 servings.

  • In a serving: 250 calories, 6 g protein, 7 g fat, 44 g carbs, 3 mg iron, 45 mg calcium

This article was originally published on Jul 01, 2010

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