One night last summer I made a “clean out the fridge” meal of tortillas and miscellaneous grilled vegetables, and I haven’t forgotten about it. It’s so simple, so fresh and so perfect for summer. I’ve been looking forward to grilling season just so I could make those tacos again. This recipe is a recreation of that meal, plus a really great spicy sauce to take it to the next level.

There are a few ways you can go about grilling the veggies. You can chop all of the veggies (including removing the corn from the cob) and cook them on a sheet of foil placed directly on the grill, as I’ve instructed here in the recipe. If you prefer, you can also cook them on skewers and grill the whole cob, removing the kernels before serving. If you don’t have a grill, you can even sauté the vegetables in a skillet on the stove, though you’ll miss out on that great grill flavor.

Grilled Veggie Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Veggie Tacos


    For chipotle sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle peppers
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • For tacos:
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 ears of corn on the cob, kernels removed
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Corn or flour tortillas, for serving
  • Cilantro, for serving
  • Queso fresco, for serving


  1. To make chipotle sauce, whisk together butter, sour cream, ground chipotle pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Any leftovers should be stored in fridge.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Combine chopped red pepper, zucchini, corn kernels, scallions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Dump out onto large sheet of foil or flat pan designed to be placed directly on grill. Transfer to the grill and cook until veggies are tender and slightly charred, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve immediately with tortillas, cilantro, cheese and chipotle sauce.

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