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Ninja Woodfire Grilled Vegetables

These Ninja Woodfire Grilled Vegetables are coated with a zesty Italian marinade and grilled to perfection with the right amount of crispiness and tenderness using the electric grill.

Grilled vegetables on a black platter.

There’s nothing better than fabulous vegetables cooked on the grill! Grilled vegetables go with just about everything, and that grilled taste always adds a major flavor boost to any meal.

I love using my Ninja Woodfire Grill because it is an outdoor electric grill that reaches a hot temperature fast! This grill has a smoke function, but for this recipe, we’re going smokeless so we don’t overwhelm the flavor of the veggies.

This Grilled Vegetable recipe can work with a variety of seasonal vegetables, but I created it using the classic vegetables that everyone loves. To add some bold flavor, I suggest marinating these veggies for an hour or two ahead of cooking.

Grilled vegetables on a black platter.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT MAKING NINJA WOODFIRE GRILLED VEGETABLES


  • It’s a quick, easy and tasty side dish.
  • It’s so versatile! Use your favorite veggies and mix and match for the perfect selection.
  • This is a simple side dish that you can prep ahead of time and have ready to go.

INGREDIENTS

  • Bell peppers: I suggest using 1 yellow bell pepper and 1 red bell pepper. 
  • Zucchini: Add some color by using a green and a yellow zucchini.
  • Red onion: Sliced in ¼-inch thick rings.
  • Eggplant: Cut in half, score in a cross-hatch pattern, and sprinkle with salt to draw out bitterness.
  • Mushrooms: Washed and stems removed.
  • Italian salad dressing: Adds a zesty flavor to your grilled vegetables, or use your favorite marinade.
Labeled veggies for grilling.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST NINJA WOODFIRE GRILLED VEGETABLES

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe near the bottom of this page.

  1. Prep the eggplant first. Cut them in half if they’re small or in thick strips if using larger eggplants, then score in a cross-hatch about 1/2-inch deep and sprinkle with salt to draw out the moisture. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then blot dry with a paper towel before grilling.
  2. Preheat the Ninja Woodfire Grill on high and set it for 20 minutes. It won’t take that long to cook the vegetables, but this should give you plenty of time to cook the veggies.
  3. Slice the zucchini into thick planks. 
  4. Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut into quarters.
  5. Toss the veggies with Italian salad dressing or your favorite marinade up to 2 hours ahead of grilling.
  6. Grill the vegetables until tender-crisp, roughly 2 minutes per side. The eggplant slices take 3-4 mins, depending on thickness.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Grilled vegetables on a plate.

CHEF JENN’S TIPS

  • Small zucchini works best in this recipe because they are tender and less seedy.
  • Use seasonal vegetables for the best flavor.
  • Try grilling these other veggies that become sweet and savory when grilled: asparagus, portobello mushrooms, green beans, baby corn, and even avocado!
  • Need a quick marinade? Try this recipe: mix together ¼ cup EVOO, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, and ½ tbsp. Italian seasoning. 
  • Let the electric grill preheat fully on high. After you start grilling, you can turn the temperature down.
  • The Ninja Woodfire Electric Grill cooks hot and fast with the lid down so don’t overcook your vegetables!
  • You may have to cook these vegetables in 2 batches since there’s a limited grilling surface area.

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MAKE IT A MEAL

These grilled vegetables are so versatile they can go with just about any main dish. Pair them with anything from grilled fish and steaks to grilled chicken. These Ninja grilled vegetables also help lighten up hearty sides like baked potatoes.

STORAGE

Any leftover Ninja Woodfire Grilled Vegetables can be kept in an airtight container in your fridge for about 5 days. Reheat the vegetables in a skillet with a little EVOO, or on a sheet pan in your oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. 

Vegetables on the Ninja grill.
Grilled vegetables on a black platter.

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Vegetables

Chef Jenn
Tender-crisi marainted veggies grill hot and fast on the Ninja Woodfire Grill, making this an idea easy side dish for so many meals.
5 from 52 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 8 ounces mushrooms cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 eggplant or 2 small ones
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing or your favorite marinade

Instructions
 

  • Prep the eggplant first. Cut them in half if they're small or in 1-inch rounds if using larger eggplants, then score in a cross-hatch about 1/4-inch deep and sprinkle with salt to draw out the moisture. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then blot dry with a paper towel before grilling.
  • Preheat the Ninja Woodfire Grill on high and set it for 20 minutes. It won’t take that long to cook the vegetables, but this should give you plenty of time to cook the veggies.
  • Slice the zucchini into thick planks. 
  • Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut into quarters.
  • Toss the veggies with Italian salad dressing or your favorite marinade up to 2 hours ahead of grilling.
  • Grill the vegetables until tender-crisp, roughly 2 minutes per side. The eggplant slices take 3-4 mins, depending on thickness.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

CHEF JENN’S TIPS

    • Small zucchini works best in this recipe because they are tender and less seedy.
    • Need a quick marinade? Try this recipe: mix together ¼ cup EVOO, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, and ½ tbsp. Italian seasoning. 
    • Let the electric grill preheat fully on high. After you start grilling, you can turn the temperature down.
    • The Ninja Woodfire Electric Grill cooks hot and fast with the lid down so don’t overcook your vegetables!
    • You may have to cook these vegetables in 2 batches since there’s a limited grilling surface area.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.05gSodium: 3117mgPotassium: 1121mgFiber: 8gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2282IUVitamin C: 116mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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