- Bell peppers, multi-colored for a beautiful look
- Red onion, optional, but it adds great flavor!
- Olive oil for cooking
- Kosher salt
How to grill bell peppers in a grill basket!
Use this method if you’re planning to make grilled peppers that are sliced, or if you’re using the red onion. The sweetness of red onion is the perfect compliment to the peppers, so we highly recommend it (though you can omit too). If you don’t have a grill basket, you can use foil instead. Here some tips for how to grill peppers using this method:
- Make sure to preheat the grill basket on the grill!
- Slice the peppers and onion into thick strips: about 1 ½ inches thick. Mix with olive oil to coat and salt.
- Grill about 10 to 15 minutes! You’ll need to turn the vegetables a few times to ensure even cooking.
Substitute for a grill basket: aluminum foil
Don’t have a grill basket? No problem! Here’s the grill basket we use, if you’re looking to purchase one. Or, you can make a make-shift grill basket out of aluminum foil! This helps so that the smaller vegetables don’t fall through the grates. Here’s what to do:
- Fold a large piece of aluminum foil in half and prick several holes in it with a fork.
- Fold up a 1-inch rim around the edge to make a makeshift tray. This isn’t required, but it’s helpful to keep all the veggies in the tray. Then you can use it like you would a grill basket!
How to grill peppers directly on the grates
Use this method if you’re making grilled bell peppers without onion! This method requires large pieces so they don’t fall into the grill. Here are some tips on this method:
- Cut the bell peppers into quarters. Then mix with olive oil and salt.
- Place them directly onto the grates. You’ll want to space them apart as much as possible because they’ll cook faster this way.
- Grill about 6 to 10 minutes, until tender.