Zesty Garlic Grilled Veggie Salad (video)

grilled zucchini, grilled bell peppers, grilled mushrooms and grilled red onion with garlic dressing

The most delicious side dish for summertime grilling! My zesty and refreshing, garlic grilled veggie salad are so easy to make and perfect as a side for grilled meats! This grilled vegetable salad is made with zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion. The veggies are dressed with an easy cilantro, lemon and garlic dressing! You’ll love everything about this aromatic, easy and delicious recipe!

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Ingredients for Garlic Grilled Veggie Salad

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make this easy and delicious grilled salad recipe! Feel free to add your favorite vegetables to the recipe, too!

  • Zucchini & Squash: I love to use a combination of green zucchini and yellow squash. Eggplant can also work well for this recipe.
  • Mushrooms: use large, firm mushrooms such as baby or regular portabella mushrooms.
  • Onion: use red onion or small shallots.
  • Bell Peppers: sweet red bell peppers are my favorite! Yellow, orange or green peppers will also work great.
  • Lemon Juice & Olive Oil: for making the salad dressing.
  • Garlic: the main seasoning ingredient! I love to add tons and tons of garlic to make this salad extra garlicky! Fresh pressed or minced garlic will work best.
  • Cilantro: this refreshing herb is a great addition to the salad dressing.

How to Make Grilled Veggies

Making this delicious garlic grilled veggie salad is super easy! Start by preparing your vegetables. Feel free to add or adjust the recipe to include your favorite veggies!

  • Prep: Wash the vegetables and pat them dry, then section into large pieces. Cut the zucchini and mushrooms in half, then section the bell pepper into larger chunks. The red onion can be cut into thick rings.
  • Season: Place all the sliced vegetables onto a tray and drizzle them generously with olive oil. The oil will help the seasonings stick and helps the veggies grill better. Add all the seasonings and spices next: salt, pepper, paprika, thyme and rosemary.
  • Preheat an indoor grill pan over medium-high heat or an outdoor grill to 500F. Once the grill grates are super hot, add the vegetables in a single layer onto the hot grill. If using an outdoor grill, close the grill for faster cooking.
  • Grill the veggies for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once to cook on the other side for the same amount of time. Green zucchini takes a little longer, about 5 minutes per side.
grilled vegetables with zesty garlic dressing

Making the Cilantro Garlic Dressing

Once the vegetables are grilled, remove them from the grill and onto a large tray. Using a sharp knife, cut the grilled veggies into bit sized pieces. Place the chopped grilled veggies into a large mixing bowl and prepare the garlic dressing! This zesty and refreshing dressing is made with loads of freshly minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and chopped cilantro. Just mix the ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup.

Assembling the Grilled Vegetable Salad

Once you have the vegetables grilled and the salad dressing ready to go, it’s easy to assemble the salad!

  • Once the vegetables are grilled, remove them from the grill and onto a large tray. Using a sharp knife, cut all of the grilled veggies into bit sized pieces or chunks. Place the chopped grilled veggies into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the prepared dressing over the vegetables and use two large spoons to toss everything together! Enjoy this grilled vegetable salad while it’s warm!
  • Keep any leftovers refrigerated. They can be enjoyed chilled, or you can reheat the salad in the microwave.
grilled veggies with garlic cilantro dressing

Serving Suggestions for Grilled Salad

Enjoy this delicious grilled salad with one of my easy grilled meat recipes! Check out some of my recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

fresh herb and garlic lamb chops grilled

More Recipes!

Enjoyed this delicious and easy vegetable salad recipe? Check out some of my other salad recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

  • Ultimate Italian Pasta Salad – the ultimate pasta salad with veggies, cheese, salami, olives and a lemon dressing!
  • Best BLT Salad – quick and easy BLT salad with bacon bits, avocado, cheese, tomatoes and tons of other delicious toppings!
  • Creamy Coleslaw Salad – a refreshing and crunchy cabbage salad with tomatoes and a creamy salad dressing!

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grilled zucchini, grilled bell peppers, grilled mushrooms and grilled red onion with garlic dressing
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Zesty Garlic Grilled Veggie Salad (video)

20 mins prep + 10 mins cook
6 servings
Easy and delicious grilled vegetable salad with a zesty garlic dressing!

Ingredients 

  • 2 large green zucchini
  • 2 large yellow zucchini
  • 2 to 3 large sweet bell peppers
  • 1 large red onion
  • 10 to 12 mushrooms
  • 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp EACH: dried thyme, dry rosemary

For Garlic Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Preparing the Veggies:

  • Start by preparing the vegetables. Feel free to use your favorites for this recipe, too. Wash the vegetables and pat them dry, then section into large pieces. Cut the zucchini and mushrooms in half, then section the bell pepper into larger chunks. The red onion can be cut into thick rings. Watch my video recipe to see how it’s done.
  • Place the vegetables onto a large tray and drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil over the top. Next, season the veggies generously with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle the paprika, thyme and rosemary evenly over the veggies.

Grilling:

  • Preheat an indoor grill pan over medium-high heat or an outdoor grill to 500F. Once the grill grates are super hot, add the vegetables in a single layer onto the hot grill. Grill the veggies for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once to cook on the other side for the same amount of time. Green zucchini takes a little longer, about 5 minutes per side. If using an outdoor grill, close the grill for faster cooking.
  • Once the vegetables are grilled, remove them from the grill and onto a large tray. Using a sharp knife, cut the grilled veggies into bit sized pieces. Place the chopped grilled veggies into a large mixing bowl.

Making the Dressing:

  • Prepare the garlic dressing: combine the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro and salt in a small bowl or measuring cup. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Pour the prepared dressing over the vegetables and use two large spoons to toss everything together! Enjoy this grilled vegetable salad while it’s warm with one of my grilled meat recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2353IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg