A Great Meal Deserves a Great Side Dish
When I first purchased my smoker, all I focused on cooking was meat. My wife would always ask, “what should we eat with that brisket?” or “what she would we eat with these burgers?” The healthiest answer is almost always smoked vegetables.
Smoked vegetables are easy to make, and can usually be cooked right alongside whatever the main course is for the day. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tossed chopped vegetables in some butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then thrown them in a foil pack to cook next to some steaks.
Grilled and Smoked Vegetables Are Delicious!
Grilled vegetables really are delicious. I love how simple they are to make, and the added bonus of some Traeger smoked flavor make smoked vegetables one of my absolute favorite bbq side dishes.
If you’re cooking a pork shoulder or brisket, chances are it will be done and resting long before it’s time to cook the veggies. If that’s the case, consider using this method.
How to Make Smoked Vegetables
You can use a lot of different types of vegetables here. I like to chop up some carrots and broccoli. Throw in some snow peas and mushrooms for good measure.
Toss the veggies in some olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the seasoned vegetables out on there.
Set up your smoker to smoke at 180 degrees. Place your baking sheet loaded with veggies in the smoker and let them smoke for 5 minutes. It doesn’t take long for the veggies to soak up some of that smoky flavor. Crank up the heat of your smoker to 400 degrees and continue to let the veggies cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
A Great Side Dish – Smoked Vegetables
The next time you have a group of family or friends coming over for dinner serve them some smoked vegetables with the main course! They’re easy to make, and your friends and family will thank you.
There are a lot of different things you can cook as a side dish to pair with your smoked meats, but this recipe is one of my favorite. Smoked Vegetables are simple to make and only take a short time to cook.
- 4 carrots
- 1 head broccoli
- 16 oz snow peas
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cut your carrots and broccoli into bite-sized pieces and combine with the snow peas
- Toss veggies with the olive oil, and seasoning
- Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper, and place the veggies on top.
- Set up your smoker to smoke at 180 degrees.
- Put the baking sheet with veggies in your smoker and smoke for 5 minutes.
- Adjust the temperature up to 400 degrees and continue to cook the vegetables for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the broccoli tips start to lightly brown.
The vegetables I used in this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. Consider this a baseline for what's possible, and expand on it!
Vegetables cooked this way tend to be a little crisper than some people like. You can cook the vegetables in a foil pack with butter instead if you like your veggies to be a little less firm.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 908mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g