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,

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 months ago


Jo S.
Jo S.3 months ago

Thanks Melissa.

Dianne D.
Dianne D.3 months ago

These sound great. I really like grilled vegetables.

Jessica K.
Jessica K.3 months ago

Very tasty sounding, especially the orange cilantro. Thanks.

S H.
sue H.4 months ago

These sound great, thanks

Nikki Davey
Nikki Davey4 months ago

Good ideas thanks

Kathryn Irby
Kathryn Irby4 months ago

Love marinades!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Beverly M.
Beverly M.4 months ago

These all sound wonderful ~ Thank you!

Kathryn Irby
Kathryn Irby4 months ago

Love marinades; my mouth is salivating right now!! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jo Recovering
Jo S.4 months ago

Thanks Melissa.