Choose from broccoli or cauliflower florets;** pea pods; baby squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices; halved tiny new potatoes;** and/or baby carrots;** fresh ears of corn;** red or green sweet pepper; green onions; or peeled jicama or leeks, cut into 1-inch pieces. Or, for fruits, choose from peeled and seeded papaya, fresh pineapple, apple, and/or orange chunks or slices. Or, choose fresh or frozen thawed artichoke hearts.
To test for medium-hot heat, you should be able to hold your hand over the coals at the height of the food for 3 seconds before you have to pull away.
Before grilling, precook these vegetables in a small amount of boiling water.