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Grilled Vegetables Guide

9 great vegetables to cook on your grill.
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Grilled Vegetables GuideCooking vegetables on the grill imparts a delicious smokiness. And if the grill’s already on, why not put some vegetables on too? Here are cooking instructions and seasoning ideas for our favorite vegetables for grilling, but don’t limit yourself to these—grill whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Artichokes, Baby

Amount for 4 Servings: 1 pound

Prep: Halve and scoop out the choke if it’s prickly. Brush with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper—or with a flavoring combination of your choice (see "Seasonings").

Grilling Time on Medium-High: Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, about 8 minutes total.

Nutrition Information Per Serving with Oil, Salt and Pepper: 85 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 4 g protein; 6 g fiber; 252 mg sodium; 422 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value), Folate (19% dv), Magnesium (17% dv). 1 Carbohydrate Serving

Asparagus

Amount for 4 Servings: 1 pound

Prep: Trim tough ends. Brush with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper—or with a flavoring combination of your choice (see "Seasonings").

Grilling Time on Medium-High: Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Nutrition Information Per Serving with Oil, Salt and Pepper: 55 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 160 mg sodium; 238 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Folate (39% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv). 0 Carbohydrate Servings

Bell Peppers

Amount for 4 Servings: 2 large peppers

Prep: Halve, seed and stem the peppers. Brush with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil) and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper—or with a flavoring combination of your choice (see "Seasonings").

Grilling Time on Medium-High: Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, about 5 minutes total.

Nutrition Information Per Serving with Oil, Salt and Pepper: 54 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 148 mg sodium; 173 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (190% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv). 0 Carbohydrate Servings

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