17 Vegetarian BBQ Dishes to Make for Labor Day

17 Vegetarian BBQ Dishes to Make for Labor Day

Just because you're firing up the grill this Labor Day doesn't mean you've got to stick to the traditional meat-filled spread. There are plenty of veggies and vegetarian dishes that are made better by some time over the open flame.

These 17 vegetarian BBQ dishes will have you convinced that burgers might not always be the answer when it comes to summer cookouts. Plus, once you master a few of these, you'll win the esteem of your vegetarian friends forever.

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1. Garlicky Grilled Kale Salad with Grilled Bread

Salad on the grill? Absolutely. Char your kale directly on the grill for an even deeper flavor.

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2. How To Make the Best Grilled Pizza

Host pizza night without having to crank up your oven to its highest temperature. Instead assemble your pies and grill them. Just remember — the cheese won't melt in quite the same way.

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3. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

Grilling cabbage turns it into an irresistible dish — especially when your pour the Thai-inspired sauce of lime, garlic, and salt over the warm wedges.

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4. Cheesy Grilled Potato Packets

Go ahead and smother these in as much cheese as you'd like. The foil pouches keep everything inside and ensure even melting.

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5. Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Ricotta and Herbs

Grill thin slices of zucchini to serve as the base for these roll-ups, then fill them with ricotta or your favorite soft cheese and a few herbs. Serve them as an appetizer and they won't last long.

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6. Grilled Eggplant Burgers with Halloumi Cheese

Give your portabella burger a rest in favor of this eggplant version. The pesto spread and halloumi cheese are really just bonuses.

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7. Sweet Corn & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

This recipe benefits from two trips to the grill. First the corn kernels are grilled on the cob, and then the stuffed peppers get a few minutes over the heat until the peppers blister.

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8. How To Roast Shishito Peppers

You can make these shishito peppers on the grill or in a cast iron pan on your stovetop. Of course, we're partial to the smoky quality the grill imparts.

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9. Grilled Radicchio with Creamy Cheese

Grilling your radicchio helps temper the bitter flavor and brings out a bit of caramelized sweetness. And of course, smothering it in a creamy cheese doesn't hurt either.

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10. Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Think cauliflower is boring? Change your whole mindset toward the cruciferous vegetable with this spicy, citrusy grilled version.

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11. Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Dice up a bunch of peppers and onions, mix them with Gruyère and breadcrumbs, and then stuff them in cremini caps. Once you take them off the grill, we guarantee they'll disappear in no time.

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12. Grilled Nacho Platters

How do you take your nachos to the next level? By preparing them on the grill. It's a simple trick with an amazing presentation.

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13. Jared's Portabella Mushroom Burger

Sometimes it's best to stick with the classics. Case in point: this portabella burger. It's juicy, delicious, and can hold its own against any condiments and toppings you like.

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14. How To Grill Corn on the Cob

We think grilling corn on the cob is one of those life skills that everyone should master. But unlike learning to stick to a budget, this life skill has delicious results.

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15. Bryant Terry's Grilled Vegetable and Tofu Kebabs

If you want a classic BBQ dish, go for these veggie and tofu kebabs. They are perfect for summer (or even early fall) entertaining.

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16. Grilled Halloumi and Quinoa Salad

Halloumi, the firm Mediterranean cheese, is a grilling staple. It doesn't melt too much that it drips onto the coals, and adds a great texture to this simple quinoa salad.

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17. Flatbread Stuffed with Curried Potatoes, Spinach, and Chickpeas

Once you've made this recipe, you can change up the fillings and create your own custom grilled, stuffed flatbread. (Although we think this curried veggie version will be tough to beat.)

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