Smoked vegetables are a tasty and versatile way to add a unique flavor to your dishes. Whether you're using a classic smoker, pellet smoker, or even a grill, the smoked flavor of these vegetables really enhanced the overall taste of our whole meal.
- Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Baby Portabella Mushrooms
- Baby Carrots - or whole carrots peeled and chopped
- Wegman's Basting Oil - see notes for substitution
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- Parmesan Cheese - optional for garnish
Before you can smoke your veggies, you'll need to prep them all. This involves cutting them each into uniform pieces and then tossing them with basting oil (herb-infused sunflower oil), kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
We used Wegman's Basting Oil, which at its core is olive or sunflower oil mixed with dried parsley, thyme, and garlic. You can 100% make your own basting oil at home if you don't have a Wegman's nearby by mixing ½ cup of olive oil with ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, and ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
Smoking Your Vegetables
Once your vegetables are prepped, it's time to smoke them. Here at Tabetha's Table, we have a pellet-style smoker, which we love. We used a Hickory Blend of pellets for this recipe, but almost any flavor will do.
We suggest smoking them at 350 degrees for around 30 minutes or until fork tender. The exact cooking time will depend on the type and size of the vegetables. Bigger pieces will take longer to cook. You'll know the vegetables are done when they are tender and have a nice smoky flavor.
👩🏼🍳 Chef Tip
#1 You could easily add in zucchini, squash, or Brussels sprouts as well. One of my favorite things about cooking is making it my own, so add what you like!
#2 Don't rush. Let the veggies get a little crispy! It's what makes them so good.
🥦 What Veggies are Best for Smoking
There are many different vegetables that you can smoke, but we stuck with some of the most popular options including bell peppers, onion, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms. These vegetables have a naturally meaty texture, which makes them perfect for smoking.
🥗 Pair With
Once your vegetables are smoked, you can use them in a variety of dishes. Some ideas include adding them to pasta dishes or soups. You can also serve them as a side dish, either on their own or with a dipping sauce like our Sriracha Aioli.
We personally paired these smoked vegetables with pork tenderloin we pan-seared and finished on the smoker. The smoked gouda mac & cheese was also 10/10. Highly recommend!
Overall, smoked vegetables are a delicious and easy way to add a unique twist to your dishes. Whether you're a seasoned smoker or just starting out, give them a try and see how they can enhance the flavor of your meals.
- Foil or parmchement
- 1 head Broccoli
- 1 head Cauliflower
- 2 Bell Pepper
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 pint Baby Portabella Mushrooms
- ½ cup Baby Carrots
- ¼ cup Wegman's Basting Oil - see notes for substitution
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese - optional for garnish
- Set your smoker to 350 degrees.
- Prep your vegetables by cutting the broccoli and cauliflower into small florets, quarter your baby portabella mushrooms, cut your baby carrots in half, and large dice your bell pepper & onions.
- Toss your vegetables in your basting oil (or ½ cup olive oil mixed with ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder).
- Place on a foil or parchment lined sheet tray & evenly spread out.
- Smoke at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender.
- When done, toss again to coat with any oil that has settled on the pan & serve with parmesan if desired.
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