Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

There’s no better time of year to enjoy vegetables than in the summer in my opinion. When veggies are fresh, seasonal, and abundant they taste so good and so much better than in the dead of winter.

But if you’re like me and go a little too crazy at the grocery stores or farmer’s markets, you may wind up with a surplus on your hands. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to have an overflowing garden.

What should you do with an abundance of vegetables?

You should grill them of course. It’s amazing that even people who claim to ‘not really like vegetables’ will eat more of them when they’re grilled.

The smoky flavor from the grill is just so good.

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You can grill almost any vegetable so if you have other veggies on hand that you want to toss on the grill or use up, go for it.

When veggies are a little past their prime and maybe I don’t want them on a salad, the grill is a perfect way to salvage them. I hate throwing food away.

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

What should you dip the vegetables in?

That’s easy. Smoky honey mustard dipping sauce.

This easy sauce that you whisk together in a minute gets it’s smokiness from a smoked paprika and creole seasoning that’s mixed into yellow mustard and honey. I am a honey mustard girl at heart.

Grilling the veggies adds wonderful smoky flavor and when you dip them into the smoky honey mustard, it really plays up the smoky flavor profile going on.

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

How do you grill vegetables?

For some veggies like the zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers that are shown in the photos, I simply tossed them generously in olive oil, salt, and pepper before placing them directly on the grill grates. The same goes for mini or regular portobello mushrooms – directly on the grill grates.

For other veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, green beans, Brussels sprouts, onion wedges, or anything that can easily fall through the grill grates, I prefer putting those types of veggies in a grill basket.

Truthfully, it’s probably easier to put zucchini and yellow squash in a grill basket too, but you don’t get those appetizing grill marks that I wanted for these photos. However, a few always end up slipping through the grill grates which is why, overall, I am a grill basket girl.

grill the vegetables, either when they’re directly on the grates or in a grill basket, over medium to medium-high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until they’re as done as desired. It will depend on your grill, how done you like your veggies, etc.

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

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Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – Grilling gives these simply prepared vegetables the perfect amount of smoky flavor and the dipping sauce accentuates that lovely smokiness!! Healthy, fast, EASY, zero cleanup, and ready in 5 minutes!!

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Ingredients:

Vegetables

  • 2 medium/large zucchini, cut on the bias about 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 medium/large yellow squash, cut on the bias about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into 3/4-inch wide strips
  • vegetables of your choice may be substituted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup classic yellow mustad
  • 1/4 cup honey, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons creole seasoning, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, optional and to taste

Directions:

  1. Vegetables – Preheat grill to medium-high heat. To a large bowl or zip top bag, add the vegetables, olive oil, salt, pepper, and toss well to coat evenly.
  2. Place vegetables directly on grill grates and grill for about 5 to 7 minutes, flipping as needed to ensure even cooking. Cook until as done as desired. Exact cooking time will depend on your grill, how done you like your veggies, etc.
  3. Sauce – To a medium bowl, add all ingredients, whisk to combine, taste to check for seasoning balance, and make any necessary tweaks if desired. Serve immediately with the grilled vegetables. Vegetables are best fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days and are good on salads or as snacks. Extra sauce will keep for at least 10 days airtight in the fridge.
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7 comments on “Grilled Vegetables With Smoky Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce”

  1. The zucchini and summwr squash is starting to come on like crazy now and people are dropping off bags of it at the office and I’d love to make this later in the week. The mustard sauce sounds wonderful–smoky, sweet and tangy with a slight creole kick!

    • Glad you are flooded with summer veggies that are homegrown from other people, a great problem to have! Enjoy all those veggies and the sauce :)

      • Loved this too! The honey mustard sauce is delicious with the added spices. I used asparagus, zucchini and red peppers–all so yummy on the grill.

  2. There is no better way to eat veggies! The sauce would be tasty in winter with roasted veggies, too ….

  3. Awesome!

    Rating: 5

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