Firing up the grill 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 18 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.
Smoked gouda, tangy Peppadew peppers, and spicy arugula turn a meatless burger into something even the carnivores at your cookout might crave.
Salad on the grill? Absolutely. Char your kale directly on the grill for an even deeper flavor.
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.
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.
Go ahead and smother these in as much cheese as you'd like. The foil pouches keep everything inside and ensure even melting.
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.
Give your portobello burger a rest in favor of this eggplant version. The pesto spread and halloumi cheese are really just bonuses.
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.
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.
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.
Think cauliflower is boring? Change your whole mindset toward the cruciferous vegetable with this spicy, citrusy grilled version.
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.
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.
Sometimes it's best to stick with the classics. Case in point: this portobello burger. It's juicy, delicious, and can hold its own against any condiments and toppings you like.
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.
If you want a classic BBQ dish, go for these veggie and tofu kebabs. They are perfect for summer (or even early fall) entertaining.
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.
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.)