Grilled onions and peppers are great to make when you are firing up the grill! They can add wonderful additional flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Read on for some ideas of how to use them, or click here to jump down to the recipe.
If we are firing up the grill, there’s a good chance you will see the grill pan above on there, grilling up some onions and peppers. It’s such an easy way to add flavor to whatever else you might be grilling. Grilled onions and peppers make a great topping for burgers or adding to your tacos. But that’s just the basics, we have rounded up more than a dozen great ways to use grilled onions and peppers.
One quick note. A grilling pan makes grilling onions and peppers super easy, and that’s the way we make them. If you don’t have a grilling pan, click through the Easy Grilled Fajita Burger recipe for a way to grill them without a pan. Of course, if you don’t have a grill pan, you might want to pick one up! Here’s an Amazon link to a Weber grill pan that looks similar to what I use. (if you choose to use my Amazon affiliate link, I earn a small commission from the sale at no additional cost to you).
Ok, let me share a dozen plus great ideas for using grilled peppers and onions. If I don’t mention the name of another food blog, the recipe comes from here on Cooking Chat. If you’d rather jump ahead to our recipe for grilled onions and peppers, click here.
Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa Let’s lead off with one of my favorite recipes. Grilled onions, peppers and pineapple combine for a delicious salsa, a perfect topping for grilled swordfish.
Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers from Two Healthy Kitchens is a great way to feature grilled onions and peppers. They grilled their onions and peppers in better slices, placed directly on the grill. A good approach especially if you don’t have a grill pan!
Quinoa with Grilled Onions and Peppers Is an easy and healthy side dish to make when you are grilling. I just came up with this recently and will definitely be making it regularly this summer.
Artichoke & Poblano Campfire Paella from Fresh Off the Grid uses poblano peppers and green onions, so you will want to start with their instructions right away rather than starting with my grilled onions and peppers recipe. Looks like it has some great flavors so I wanted to be sure to include it!
Baked to Perfection Chicken Quesadillas from Ahead of Thyme looks like a tasty Mexican meal. If you’ve already grilled up some onions and peppers, you could easily add them to the chicken for this quesadilla recipe.
Grilled Veggie Salad with Tahini Dressing Onions and peppers grilled along with other veggies for a tasty and healthy salad. Recipe from My California Roots.
Roasted soup with sweet bell pepper and fennel from the BBQ Bastard shows how the rich flavors of grilled veggies adds flavor to a soup. This recipe has BBQ fennel as well as onions and peppers.
Rainbow Spanish Tortilla from Opticook includes all kinds of tasty layered veggies. You could definitely put our grilled onions and peppers recipe to good use with this one!
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Pasta The onions and peppers along with portobello mushrooms add great flavor to this substantial vegetarian pasta dish.
Grilled Kielbasa and Veggie Kabobs from The Culinary Compass definitely fit our theme. The peppers and onions get grilled on a stick along with the sausage in this one.
Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl You could definitely add some grilled onions and peppers to this burrito bowl from Ahead of Time to add some extra flavor to an already tasty dish!
Orecchiette with Grilled Sausage Guess what else gets added with the grilled sausage to this flavorful pasta dish? If you guessed grilled onions and peppers, you are catching on!
The Peppered Pork Sliders are cooked with ground pepper, thus the title, but I bet grilled peppers and onions on top would be great! Recipe from Joy in Every Season.
Here is our basic method for making grilled onions and peppers. You can certainly increase the quantities of peppers and/or onions, but this amount is good for most of the recipes described above.
- 1 large onion, sliced
- ½ yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat a grill to 400 degrees.
- Toss the onion and pepper with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Put the onion and peppers mixture into a grill pan, and place on the grill. Stir occasionally, grilling for about 10 minutes until the onions start to brown. Remove the grilled onions and peppers, and scrape into a plastic bowl. Toss with another tablespoon olive oil. The onions and peppers are ready to use.
Tools to Use for Grilling Onions and Peppers
A grilling pan makes this task easy and prevents onions and peppers from slipping through the cracks on the grill. Here’s an Amazon link to a Weber grill pan that looks similar to what I use. If you choose to use my Amazon affiliate link, I earn a small commission from the sale at no additional cost to you.