Throw these flavorful Caribbean Jerk Vegetables on the grill for the perfect healthy side dish. Enjoy a taste of the islands with flavorful seasonings that pair perfectly with this veggie medley. This recipe will spice up your backyard barbecue with fantastic flavor in this healthy veggie side dish. Get the recipe below.
Caribbean Jerk Grilled Vegetables
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Spice up your backyard barbecue with amazing flavor in this Caribbean Jerk grilled vegetables dish.
Traditional jerk seasoning is a Jamaican flavoring that uses a mix of amazing spices for island flavor in a favorite barbecue meal. These veggies are the perfect side dish to pair with my Grilled Caribbean Jerk Chicken recipe.
Now you don’t have to travel to the Caribbean this summer, you can enjoy delicious island food from your own backyard all season long. If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Chicken yet, you’re missing out! Give it a shot!
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What is Caribbean Jerk Seasoning?
“Jerk” refers to the way that a meat, vegetable, or fruit is seasoned and cooked. Traditional jerk flavoring uses a marinade or paste containing allspice and habanero peppers.
The meat is marinated and then slow cooked over fire or a grill. You can make your own seasoning, or buy it in a bottle.
What Does Caribbean Jerk Flavoring Taste Like?
Jerk seasoning is a Jamaican style dish that brings an amazing blend of spices to create an island flavor.
The flavors typically come from a mixture of allspice, ginger, garlic, nutmeg, and thyme, and sometimes habanero peppers for a little heat.
With a fantastic seasoning blend and a delicious smokey grill flavor, these Caribbean Jerk grilled vegetables are sure to be a favorite.
What Side Dishes Go With Jerk Chicken?
This recipe is the answer to that common question, ‘what side dishes should I make for Caribbean jerk chicken?’. The mixture of veggies such as zucchini squash, yellow squash, bell peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus pair amazingly with this delicious seasoning mix below.
Try it- this is the perfect side dish for jerk chicken. It’s the best blend of veggies you need to go with Grilled Caribbean Jerk Chicken.
Some other great side dishes for jerk chicken are coleslaw, grilled corn on the cob, green beans, baked beans, or fruit dishes. Try some of my favorites to pair with the chicken and veggies:
Now on to the Caribbean jerk grilled vegetable recipe below. Happy grilling!
- Jerk Seasoning:
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 zucchini, thickly sliced
- 1 yellow zucchini squash, thickly sliced
- 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends removed
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- In a small bowl, mix together all spices for jerk seasoning.
- Wash, cut, and prepare vegetables as directed.
- Place vegetables in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle jerk seasoning over the vegetables, then gently toss so that the vegetables are equally coated.
- Let vegetables sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Add vegetables to grill and cook for 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness, turning occasionally.
- Note: If you find that your vegetables are falling through the grates on the grill, feel free to use a grilling pan or even a disposable aluminum foil pan.
Nutrition facts for Caribbean Jerk Vegetables:
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