Living without grains is delicious! Just check out these grilled veggies with dairy free cheese sauce. How can you make delicious grilled veggies like these? Easy, you Break A Recipe!

Grilled Veggies with Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce

Wait? What? 

Breaking a Recipe means taking what you know about cooking, disregarding what you know about cooking and trying a new approach. The results are mouth watering! Just look at the grilled veggies with dairy free cheese sauce or the cute little mini-cakes below. Both are free of grains and most allergens.

Mini-Cakes: A Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergen Friendly Dessert Everyone Can Enjoy.


How is that even possible?

I didn’t think it was possible until I was diagnosed with food allergens. My name is Nina, and I break recipes, replicating them without the top allergens and grains.

You might be wondering, where are the allergens in grilled vegetables? They’re usually hiding in the oils or sprays used in preparing them. The toppings, sauces, and seasonings can also contain allergens. Normally we don’t think of these foods as containing allergens. I certainly didn’t.

Breaking out in hives and tracking down the cause to the soy or corn based ingredients in sauces, seasonings, and non-stick sprays taught me otherwise. There’s a lesson I only needed to learn once!

Are you ready to Break A Recipe?

Let’s Start With A

Shopping List

If you’re looking for equipment or ingredients, the links below will take you to the ingredients and equipment I use in my own kitchen.


  • Large Carrots
  • Zucchini or Summer Squash
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Cilantro leaves


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Enough With the Words, Let’s Break A Recipe!

Grilled Zucchini and Carrots

Grilled Zucchini and Carrots, the perfect side dish for any meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 Grill Tray
  • 1 Grilling Spatula
  • 1 Measuring Spoon set
  • 1 Mixing Bowl with lid.
  • 1 knife/ crinkle cutter
  • aluminum foil to line grill tray.


  • 1 Large Carrots
  • 3 Medium/ Small Zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro (snipped)


  • Wash vegetables. Slice carrots and zucchini into ¼ inch thick slices. Keep carrots separate from zucchini. (I like to use a crinkle cutter for this step. The vegetables just look prettier, they seem too sear better too!)
  • Line a grill tray with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium mixing bowl toss carrots with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Evenly spread carrots on grill tray.
  • Toss zucchini with remaining olive oil and cilantro and layer on top of carrots.
  • Light grill and bring temperature to 400°.
  • Grill Vegetables 15-20 minutes keeping temperature at 400°.
  • Remove vegetables from grill tray and toss. Enjoy.


Recipes are meant to be broken!  How will you break this one?  
Consider developing the flavor profile by adding some garlic powder, or onion powder.  
Layer some freshly sliced mushrooms or peppers in between the carrots and zucchini.  
The possibilities are endless when you Break The Recipe!  
Keyword Allergen Friendly, dairy free, grain-free, grilling, kidfriendly, soy-free, vegan, vegetables

Let’s See It Happen!

I can’t stop eating these delicious grilled carrots and zucchini.  Maybe it’s because I grew up eating steamed veggies.  Sometimes for a quick veggie on a weeknight there were canned veggies; not a favorite of mine.   My family believed it wasn’t a real meal unless there were vegetables, not a bad idea, especially if dessert comes after!  

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When I started cooking for myself, I was able to be more adventurous; which is good because adulting requires a lot of cooking.  

Confession–steaming veggies is still my weeknight go to method of preparing vegetables! Variety of technique and nuance in flavor keep me going!  So here I am, grilling my veggies and enjoying the crisp texture and full flavor all summer long!

I’ve learned that my favorite way to enjoy the sweetness of carrot is to heat it just to the point of scorching.  This caramelizes the natural sugar and seems to deepen the flavor!  Because we’re not boiling or steaming, we don’t lose many nutrients!  

By layering the carrots first and the zucchini on top, the carrots caramelize perfectly, while keeping the zucchini from burning.  Huge one pan cooking win!  

What about the Dairy Free Cheese Sauce?

If you are looking for the recipe for the most amazing dairy free cheese sauce, I have it for you! It’s super simple to make and it’ll make you think you’re dining in a bistro. Click here for the recipe for the Dairy Free Cheese Sauce!

Fresh veggies worthy of any Bistro with Easy Cheese Sauce!

I call this website Break A Recipe for a reason!  The recipes I’m sharing are a start, I would love for you to break this recipe and tell me how.  Try an infused oil, use some different herbs, create a crumb topping.  And then, come back and share how you Broke The Recipe! This world is more delicious when we share recipes.  I can’t wait to hear how you break this one.  

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Before You Go…

Thank you for reading, for trying this recipe, and for taking a chance on a recipe made with unique ingredients!

You’ll find it’s easy to make, and your body will feel much better after eating it. You will find your gluten-and grain loving friends going for seconds!

If you’re cooking this for someone with allergies, thank you again for supporting them. You’re an amazing friend. Pin this recipe so you can share it with those who need it, and find it later!

Please tell me how your recipe turned out when you make it. Click here to reach me directly. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest using the links below. I really enjoy your feedback and comments. I can’t wait to hear how your recipe turned out!

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Wishing You Safe & Delicious Foods, ❤️ Nina