Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I know, it doesn't really take much to sort out grilling vegetables. Consider this a base recipe to which you could adjust or add any flavourings you like, to best suit your meal. I like this combo, it goes well with most bbq'd items. It makes enough marinade to grill veggies for 4 - give or take. I don't have an exact measurement for how much veg to use, so for instance; 2-3 zucchini or 1 lg vegatable marrow, with a few bell peppers and some mushrooms is about right for 4. Anytime I turn on the bbq I grill up some veg like this to use in salads and sandwiches etc. If it's more of a main feature of your bbq'd meal, you might want to serve with a garlic mayo or other sauce along side. (Prep time includes the hour to marinate...give it longer if you can).
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chopped (or sub other fresh herbs you have on hand)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground savory (or sub another ground herb such as thyme or sage)
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- Mix up all of the marinade ingredients holding back just a tbsp of the chopped fresh basil (or other fresh herb) to use as a garnish.
- Slice up your vegetables. For eggplants I like to slice them in 1/2 inch rounds - but let them sit in a colander sprinkled with salt for about 20 minutes before hand as it takes away the bitter taste. Zucchini I like to slice lenghtways into 1/2 inch strips. Bell peppers you can slice off the tops and clean out the inside, then slice into 3 inch or wider strips.
- Place the veg into a large container with a lid, pour in the marinade and give it a gentle toss so that all sides of each piece have been coated. Cover and let sit, covered, for about an hour - longer in the fridge if you have the time. I put mine in a snug fitting tupperware type container and flip it now and again while it sits.
- Grill over medium heat on the BBQ to your liking. Sprinkle with the reserved chopped herbs and some lemon wedges.
Excellent marinade. I used it on zucchini. Used basil, thyme and lemon verbena. I brought it to my sisters to grill and we ended up cooking it under the broiler.
We loved these grilled veggies a lot: I prepared the double quantity as I needed for 2 eggplants, 2 zucchetti and 2 red belll peppers. I used 3 different kind of basil as well as fresh savory. I kept a small portion of the marinade to serve with the grilled veggies.
We served this with grilled lamb: a phantastic choice!
This is a light recipe and can be made gluten free simply checking at the Worcestershire Sauce first. On the marked there a gluten free brand and if you don't find it you can prepare your own 4 weeks in advance with a Homemade Worcestershire Sauce as Homemade Worcestershire Sauce (check all the ingredients first and use for example the kikkoman gluten free soy sauce).
Done for ZWT8 Australia/New Zeeland Gluten freee Challange.
I used this marinade to grill asparagus and baby carrots. I used the basil and savory suggested in the ingredients list and loved it. Thanks for sharing. Made for Veggie Swap 37.