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Grilled Italian Platter with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette | Get Inspired Everyday!

Grilled Italian Platter with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This super easy summer recipe for Grilled Italian Platter with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of our all time favorites! It features the classic Italian sausage and peppers combo with some grilled onions and zucchini as well. It’s an easy gluten free and dairy free dinner that’s simple to make and loaded with fresh flavor thanks to the tomatoes on top.



1 pound Italian Sausage links, sweet or hot variety

8 ounces mini sweet peppers, or your choice of bell peppers

1 vidalia onion (1 pound), or other sweet onion

1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 4)


1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 Teaspoon sea salt


1/4 cup basil, cut into thin ribbons (chiffonade)

8 ounces tomatoes, chopped

optional grated parmesan

sea salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the grill over high heat, and while it’s heating, prepare the veggies.

Cut off the ends and peel the onion. Cut it into 1/2″ ‘steaks’ from the top to the bottom, leaving the core intact to help keep the onion from falling apart on the grill.

Cut off both ends of the zucchini and slice them in half lengthwise.

Place everything on the grill and lower the heat to medium.

While everything is cooking, make the dressing and garnishes.

For the dressing, place everything in a mason jar (the measurements are on the side of the jar, so you don’t have to use measuring cups). Secure a lid over the top and shake vigorously until the vinaigrette emulsifies.

Turn everything on the grill after 8-10 minutes. If the peppers are really small, you’ll need to turn them sooner and they may be done before everything else (simply remove them from the grill when they’re done and place them on your serving platter).

Continue to cook until the sausages are fully cooked and the zucchini and onions soften, an additional 8-10 minutes.

When everything is cooked through, arrange it all on a serving platter.

Drizzle with the balsamic vinaigrette, and garnish with the sliced basil and parmesan if you’re using it.


The cooking times are how long it took for my meat and veggies to grill, but it will depend greatly on the size of whatever you’re using.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Italian