Beyond the Protein: Veggies on the Grill

Today’s blog post is about veggies on the grill.  I know what you’re thinking… who’s writing this, and what did they do with Big Wayner?  Well I’m here to tell you that if you’re just grilling steaks and pork chops and chicken on the grill, then you’re missing out on so much more!

While I admit that I am a bit of a Meatosaurus rex, I do enjoy fresh veggies on the grill.  No matter how you skewer or slice it, adding grilled vegetables to your repertoire will do nothing but bolster your status as a true grill master.  One of my all-time favorites is to grill asparagus.  A drizzle of olive oil and a light sprinkling of McCormick® Grill Mates® Lemon Pepper with Herbs seasoning are all it takes to turn this spring vegetable into a highlight attraction on the grill!

I need your help today to determine the next rule for the McCormick® Grill Mates® True Rules of Grilling.  In order to be a True Grill Master, you must be able to grill more than just meat.  To take the next step, I say that you need to master grilling asparagus.  What are some essential non-meat items that one needs to know how to grill?

(Disclaimer: this post is sponsored as part of a partnership with McCormick® Seasonings)

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.bowman.940 Alan Bowman

    - Jalapeno Poppers sans the bacon
    – Salmon (for the pescatarians)
    – Zucchini
    – Baked/grilled potatoes

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      Bonus points for using “pescatarians” in a sentence.

  • http://twitter.com/qsyourdaddy Ernie Rupp

    Grilled onions and peppers are crucial to being a true grillmaster. I also like grilled corn on the cob.

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      Excellent choices!

  • Kevin Bobo

    Definitely onions, potatoes, and peppers of all kinds, mushrooms, corn, asparagus, squash, zucchini.

  • http://twitter.com/BBQGrail Larry Gaian

    A True Griller will know how to properly grill ALL vegetables, including root veggies like parsnip, rutabaga and carrots. However, a True Griller will never attempt to pass said root veggies off as a meat substitute.

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      I like this!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mburt4 Maurice Grillmaster Burt

      Yessir! Had a bit of an argument with a guy a few weeks ago…him and his wife talking that veggie burgers better than BEEF burgers….that was not a nice conversation

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mburt4 Maurice Grillmaster Burt

    Peppers, zucchini, asparagus, pineapples, apples, onions, eggplant to name a few