5 Marinades for Grilled Vegetables

Who says non-meat eaters can’t have any fun with a grill? The culture of barbecue may be obsessively carne-centric, but I’ve known many a vegetarian who can perform magic with hot coals, some sauce and a squash. I’ve thrown together plenty of vegetable marinades in my day, here are a few of my favorites. The chemistry is simple–mix the marinade up and let your vegetables marinate in a shallow dish from between 30 minutes to an hour before grilling. For larger quantities, double the ingredients.

Spicy Orange & Cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Brown Sugar & Bourbon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Lemon & Garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Maple & Wasabi
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon wasabi

Grilled Peaches with Bitter Greens
Grilled Corn
Make Your Grilling Greener,


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers3 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Yvette Sloan
Yvette Sloan3 months ago

Thank you

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn3 months ago


Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hillabout a year ago


Jo S.
Jo S.about a year ago

Thanks Melissa.

Dianne D.
Dianne D.about a year ago

These sound great. I really like grilled vegetables.

Jessica K.
Jessica K.about a year ago

Very tasty sounding, especially the orange cilantro. Thanks.

S H.
sue H.about a year ago

These sound great, thanks

Nikki Davey
Nikki Daveyabout a year ago

Good ideas thanks