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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Yield:   6 servings
Cook Time:   15 minutes
Tips:   May be cooked on your outdoor grill or on your stovetop (see recipe directions for details). Cutting broccoli, carrots and asparagus at a diagonal creates eye appeal. Baby carrots can be used instead of cutting full-sized carrots.
Suggestion:   Delicious over any type of rice (photo shows vegetables with brown Batsami rice).
This Balsamic Grilled Vegetables recipe features broccoli florets, carrots, asparagus and garlic and snap peas, all of which are marinated in a seasoned balsamic vinegar and olive oil
sauce, then cooked to tender-crisp. These vegetables can be cooked in a grill wok over your outdoor grill or on your stovetop, both producing delicious results. During BBQ season, this is a great way to add a vegetable side dish to your barbequed main course!

Balsamic vinegar is uniquely different from other traditional vinegars. It is made from a reduction of cooked white grape juice, thus has a mildly sweet and tangy flavor that gives this vegetable recipe a delightful twist. You can certainly add any other vegetables to the mix, such as baby corn, cauliflower, baby onions or any other vegetables you like, making sure you end up with the same amount of vegetables (about 8 cups) so they can soak up the marinade (Example: If you add 1 cup of another type of vegetable, omit 1 cup of the vegetables called for in the recipe).



  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups snap peas
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced into 1 1/2-inch lengths (cut thick pieces in half lengthwise)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Place asparagus, snap peas, carrots, broccoli and garlic in a bowl. Set aside. In another small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over vegetables and gently stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for 30 minutes, occasionally gently tossing to ensure all vegetables are coated.

Indoor Stir-Fry Method
Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, then add vegetables with marinade. Cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are crisp-tender (about 10-15 minutes).

Serve over rice if desired.

Outdoor Grill Method
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium, then place a grill wok over the fire.

Carefully spoon the vegetables into the wok (adding carefully will help prevent flare-ups). Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are crisp-tender (about 15 minutes).

Serve over rice if desired.

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