Did you know you can grill vegetables on a Panini grill? When you look at a Panini grill you don't think it cooks much of anything. You think you are going to use it just to make Italian sandwiches known as Panini. You will be surprised to find out that this indoor contact grill can cook many things and deliciously at that. Not only does it grill these foods deliciously, it is quick, less messy, and clean up is easy. Most of all it is a very healthy way of cooking. You hardly use much oil to cook. You just spray a little bit of oil on the grill. Here are two recipes on grilling vegetables on a Panini grill

Recipe to Grill Vegetables on a Panini Grill


• 3 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar
• 3 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic minced
• 1/2 a tsp minced fresh thyme (optional)
• Salt and pepper to test
• 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper cut length wise in fourths
• 5 or 6 mushrooms cored and cut in half
• 1 medium sized zucchini sliced in to 1/2 an inch circles.

Grilling Vegetables on a Panini Grill


  1. Turn on the Panini grill and let it heat up (about 7 Minutes)
  2. In a small bowl mix well the first 4 ingredients and set aside for basting. Use only 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Use the 1 Tbsp of olive oil to brush the vegetables with and sprinkle salt and pepper on them.
  4. If the green light has come on , it means the grill is ready. Brush the surface of the grill both top an bottom lightly with oil.
  5. Place the vegetables on the hot grill.
  6. Close the lead and cook for a minute.
  7. Open the grill and baste with balsamic, vinegar, garlic mixture and close the lead and cook for another minute.
  8. Open the lid again turn the veggies over and best with the balsamic mixture, close the lead and cook for a minute or two.
  9. The veggies should come out crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Very delicious!
 Veggies Grilled on a Panini Maker

Grilling Egg Plants on a Panini Maker Quickly and Easily


• 2 tsp of dried oregano
• 2 cloves garlic minced
• 1 tsp red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper to test
• 3 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 medium sized egg plant, cut crosswise in 1/2 inch thick slices


1. Turn on the grill wait until the green light comes on.
2. Brush the egg plant with olive oil lightly on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
3. Mix the red pepper, garlic and oregano together and sprinkle half of the mixture on the egg plant.
4. Place the remaining garlic mixture in a small bowl and add the remaining olive oil to the mix.
5. Set this aside for basting.
6. Place the seasoned vegetables on the hot grill and close the lead.
7. Baste the egg plants a couple of times with the olive oil spice mixture.
8. The egg plant should be ready in 3 to 6 minutes.

Grilling vegetables on a Panini grill as you can see is quick, easy, and less messy than most methods. So now you know how to grill vegetables on a Panini grill take out your panini grill and grill your meat and vegetables and have a great meal on the table in no time.