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5 Marinades for Grilled Vegetables

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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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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9:46PM PDT on Jul 20, 2015

These sound great, thanks

9:21PM PDT on Jul 20, 2015

Good ideas thanks

5:56AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Love marinades!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

8:28AM PDT on Jul 13, 2015

These all sound wonderful ~ Thank you!

5:37AM PDT on Jul 12, 2015

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

4:46PM PDT on Jul 11, 2015

Thanks Melissa.

4:11AM PDT on Jul 11, 2015

thanks for the article.

9:37AM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

The orange one and the lemon one sound particularly good. My moms and I love grilled veggies, so I'll be sure to recommend them to them next time I get the chance. Of course, if I remember...

11:25AM PDT on Jul 8, 2015

good article with great suggestions!

8:45AM PDT on Jul 8, 2015

Love grilled veggies--thanks

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