Appetizer,  Main Dishes

Lemon, Garlic & Herb Summer Veggies

Happy weekend! Since were now at the peak of grilling season, we thought we would share with you all a simple to make favorite of ours for the summer. It’s grilled veggies marinated with lemon, garlic, and herb dressing! You get the satisfying char from grilling the veg, and a refreshing zing to compliment it from the sauce. It’s a perfect summer dish to serve at a party, BBQ, or even for yourself for lunch or dinner. Any leftover veggies also make great sandwiches the next day!

If you don’t have a grill, don’t sweat! We also included an oven setting for those of you who would like to roast your veggies instead.

Happy cooking!

Lemon, Garlic & Herb Summer Veggies



  • Your fave veggies (our measurements below are for 2 large zucchini or 2 medium eggplants)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (to your taste)
  • 2 Tbsp-¼ cup cilantro or parsley (again, simply adjust to your taste)
  • salt and pepper 
  • olive oil (enough to coat your veg)


Wash, peel, and slice your veggies. Use a mandolin if you have one and feel comfortable using it. We recommend slicing length-wise so each piece is about ½ an inch or less in thickness. 

In a bowl, juice your lemon, crush or grate your garlic, and add a little bit of salt and pepper. 

Then toss in your veggie slices and add enough oil to coat each piece well. Mix thoroughly! The next step will be cooking the veg, but make sure you hold on to the bowl with all the leftover oil, lemon juice, and garlic! 

We recommend cooking on a grill or grill pan for a nice char, but you can also line a tray and cook your veg in the oven at 400°F.  Keep an eye on your veggies while they cook, making sure to flip them over when one side starts to get browned.  On a grill or grill pan, this should take a little under 10-15 minutes. In the oven, it’ll be around 20-30 minutes. 

When your veggies are cooked to your liking, place them back in the bowl with the reserve oil and lemon juice you initially tossed them in. 

Chop your fresh herbs and toss them into the bowl, adding or adjusting salt and pepper to your liking. If you have the time we recommend covering the bowl with a cloth or a bit of foil and letting everything sit and meld together for 5 or 10 minutes. It lets the veggies soak up the extra dressing and makes it more flavorful!

Serve and enjoy! 

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