Three Vegetable Hacks for Summer Grilling

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to take advantage of fresh vegetables from your garden or your local market. Nothing can beat the crunch of bell pepper you’ve grown in your own garden or the flavor from grilled squash that you purchased from a local farmer! And, BBQ Dragon has you covered with a couple of grilling hacks and more from the BBQ Dragon shop.

So, get your fresh veggies ready, and some simple seasonings, along with the BBQ Dragon Rolling Grilling Basket! It’s time for these hacks, aka – tips, for grilling great vegetables!

Hack No. 3 – Broth

Yep, broth! Try soaking your chopped veggies is some warm broth before placing them on the grill. And, as the tasty chunks of vegetables are grilling you can baste them with the leftover broth. The neat think about this is that you can use chicken or beef broth as well as meatless versions. All will add some fantastic bonus flavor while not overpowering the natural flavor of the vegetables you’re grilling.

Hack No. 2 – Steak Butter

Steak butter is the grilling word for flavored butter. Basically, it’s some butter with seasonings added in for good measure! Again, versatility is the key thing here as you can pair the seasoning to the cuisine you’re grilling. Going with big Texas style steaks, use some Tex-Mex inspired seasonings. Grilling chicken for grilled chicken parmesan? Then Italian seasoning added to your butter would be the obvious choice. Shrimp and seafood, add seafood seasoning, Creole, or Cajun seasoning. Mix your butter, grill the veggies, and right before serving just dab on some butter and allow it to melt all over the hot veggies.

Hack No. 1 – Nuts and Dressing!

This hack is so simple and it works with just about any grilled vegetable combination you can think of. You can use a combination of peppers with some onion slices or a variety of squash with chopped broccoli! Here’s the hack… pretend you are making a spinach salad with chopped walnuts and a vinaigrette dressing. Here’s what you need to do.

Select your vegetables, chop or cube them to your liking, grill them with the BBQ Dragon Rolling Grilling Basket, and then do the following. Toss some whole or chopped walnuts into the mix and before removing from the grill… drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette dressing before removing from the grill. Tasty grilled veggies with the hearty flavor of toasted walnuts and the contrasting flavor of a vinaigrette dressing is always a crowd pleaser.

And, there’s nothing wrong with just tossing some veggies in the BBQ Rolling Grilling Basket and letting the natural grilled flavors come out!

Wait… Rolling Grilling Basket?


Ahh, a Rolling Grilling Basket? Tell me more you say. BBQ Dragon offers the perfect solution when grilling vegetables, and shrimp, and skewerless kabobs, and a wide variety of other items. The BBQ Dragon Rolling Grilling Basket… rolls! Forget shaking and turning a traditional grilling basket or foil wrapped items. The BBQ Dragon version ensures that everything gets cooked/grilled perfectly!

Author Bio: Kent Whitaker, also known as “The Deck Chef,” is an award-winning culinary writer and cookbook author. He’s also penned Young Reader, NASCAR and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill. You can reach out to Kent at, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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