Marinated Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Whipped Feta.
Or, How To Eat Vegetables and Actually Enjoy Them.
Because I did! And I want to do it more.
All it takes is a grill with some smoky flavor and a marinade with lots of flavor. Where have I BEEN?
Maybe I was abducted by aliens?
The answer to the REAL question I know that you’re wondering about will come first.
No, Eddie does not think this is dinner, nor will he ever. He says it makes a great side though, so there’s that.
I, on the other hand, will eat this for dinner!
With some grilled bread of course.
And alllll the avocado feta.
This whipped feta is one of the most popular recipes on the site, and I knew we were going to grill some vegetables to have with it. At the last minute – actually, as the feta was going INTO the food processor – I swore up and down that we had to add an avocado. It sounded so delicious.
And I was not missing the opportunity.
This whole combination makes me so, so happy. The smoky, charred flavor. Paired with the tangy marinade and some of the sweet veggies – like the onions and peppers? Ugh, so good. And then topped with fresh herbs, which are completely refreshing and bright.
And THEN, dipped in the cool avocado feta, which is creamy and light. This entire plate makes me want to eat vegetables every single day.
And FACEPLANT right into it. Never did I ever think I’d be this giddy over some plants!
Marinated Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Whipped Feta
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 zucchini squash, sliced into rounds
- 2 large portobello mushroom caps, sliced
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds
- 1 large onion, sliced into rounds
- 1 cup radishes, halved
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into “fry-like” pieces
- 1 baguette, sliced into rounds
- a handful of fresh oregano, basil, rosemary and thyme for garnish
avocado whipped feta
- 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled and at room temperature
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, if needed
- In a bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, paprika and pepper.
- Place the zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, onion and radish pieces in a large baking dish. Cover with the marinade and stick the dish in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, I like par boil the sweet potato so once grilled, it’s the perfect consistency. I put the slices in a saucepan full of water and bring it to a boil, boiling for about 1 to 2 minutes. Then I remove and toss with the marinade!
- Heat the grill to it’s highest setting. Brush the baguette with olive oil on both sides.
- Once the grill is hot, remove the veggies from the marinade with tongs and place them on the grill. I start with the potatoes, peppers and eggplant. If you zucchini slices and radishes are small, you can use a grill plate if you have one, or simply wrap them in aluminum foil. You can grill until you reach the char you desire – at least until grill marks appear and the veggies are golden.
- I grill the bread last because it can burn quickly. I also like it toasty and warm! Fill a platter or baking sheet with your vegatables and bread. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper if you’d like. Cover the vegetables in a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Serve immediately with the avocado feta!
avocado whipped feta
- Add almost all of crumbled feta to a food processor and pulse until small crumbs remain. Add in the avocado and puree for 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides when necessary, until the feta is super creamy. Serve topped with a few extra feta crumbs and fresh herbs.
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76 Comments on “Marinated Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Whipped Feta.”
Omg I absolutely love grilled veggies. That avocado whipped feta totally takes the cake!!! Now I want cake ;)
Looks tasty. Boo for me not having an outdoor grill in the middle of Manhattan. :'( I guess I’ll bake these. The dip looks fantastic.
oh no! yes, totally roast them – they will be just as good.
i never have to be convinced about grilled or roasted veggies (: and that avocado feta sounds amazing. and like a good balance of creamy and salty (:
best way to describe it!
So I somehow missed your whipped feta recipe… where have I been?! But the addition of avocado seems not only natural, but NECESSARY. Gimme all the veg. And I would totally count this as dinner.
it’s a (super) oldie but goodie. :)
This is brilliant. The ONLY way I want to eat veggies. I’m not into them at all either, as a rule, but these are mouthwatering! The avocado/feta combo sounds bomb!
The grill marks on those sweet potatoes are perfect! Seriously so pretty.
WOW! Look at those perfect grill marks! And avocado whipped feta – HELLO! :D
I could eat this every single day! LOVE grilled veggies and the whipped feta – swoon!
I’m having a barbecue on the 6th of August and this will definitely be on the table! x
Jessica — WS Community
What a great way to enjoy a healthy summer treat!
This looks good enough to persuade even the most reluctant of vegetable eaters, so much can be improved by adding cheese!
ain’t that the truth!
Roasted veggie is just the best! Looks delicious.
Wow! This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing; can’t wait to dig in!!
Oh WOW! This is definitely dinner in my book (and what my plate looks like most nights)! I need to try that avocado whipped feta…have you ever made it with goat cheese?!
i haven’t, but i have made other goat cheese dips and i think it would be just as delicious!
The sweet potatoes look so good,going to have to make this next week!
as a serious vegetable lover, this post is GORGEOUS. and delicious. wish i had a grill!
*ditto on the cookie*
hehe. thank you so much adrianna!
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This looks absolutely delicious :) I cant wait to try it out! Also love your blog xxxx
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BAM!! This was so good. Thanks for the tip to quickly boil the potatoes. We doubled the recipe so the veggies would last all week. Genius husband added some of the marinade to the bread before grilling bc I ran out of oil. This is our new weekend thing. ❤️ Make this now.
i’m thrilled that you enjoyed it amanda!
I’m pretty sure this is my boyfriend’s dream meal. He’ll take vegetables over anything, but not gonna lie I’d eat a whole plate of this too. That avo feta dip sounds incredible! #drool
that is amazing. i’m envious you have a veg lover!
Wow! This looks insanely delicious and the avocado whipped feta is perfect to dip them into, now I am hungryyyy!
Emma’s World X
thank you emma!
This is SUCH a good idea for a vegetarian option at a BBQ, as I never know how to cater to my veggie guests http://www.indigoandmouse.blogspot.com
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This is amazing. This id the first time I’ve heard of avocado whipped feta. There is no doubt this will taste great. Can you suggest a substitute to feta cheese.?
I love it all, but especially the whipped feta with avocado! I’ll never turn down a new way to eat avocado.
Hi! Any thoughts about how long is too long to marinate these for? I’m making them for a BBQ this weekend and want to prep as much as I can in advance without messing up this beautiful recipe. Thanks for helping me to feed my family all these years xoxo
Awesome recipe! I shared it on my FB page.
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Looks amazing! I will be making this but can I do goat cheese in place of feta you think? I think I got burnt out on feta so I can hardly stand the stuff anymore and I know they are not the same tasting cheeses but crumble the same. I love me some goat cheese!!
i think you probably can! i haven’t ever tried to make a sauce with feta, but it should work similarly. it just might not be quite as smooth!
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The peppers required for grilling were left off the ingredients list. I also found that 4 times the amount of marinade was needed to cook this amount of vegetables. Otherwise this was a good recipe.
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Do you peel the sweet potatoes
I use Asapagus and ears of corn and cut them in halves instead of onion and peppers it turned out great
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Loved these vegetables. Will be making these again. They were a hit, especially with the feta-avocado whip.
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