The vegetarian grill: 6 BBQ dishes minus the meat

RRegina August 28, 2023 11:12 AM

It's BBQ season and you are on the hunt for some vegetarian grill recipes that will be a hit at your next cookout. Well, you've come to the right place. We have 6 delicious, easy to prepare, vegetarian BBQ dishes that will have everyone asking for seconds. Let's dive in.

Grilled vegetables

Our first dish is a classic - grilled vegetables. This simple dish can be a real showstopper with the right selection of vegetables and a flavorful marinade. For a colorful and delicious mix, try bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and cherry tomatoes. A marinade made from olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs will add a delightful zing. Remember to cut the vegetables into similar sizes for even grilling.

Portobello mushroom steaks

Portobello mushrooms are a hearty, meaty substitute that even the carnivores at your BBQ will love. Marinate them in balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil before grilling for a savory, umami-packed dish.

Grilled tofu

Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can soak up all the smoky flavor from your grill. To ensure your tofu doesn't stick to the grill, use extra-firm tofu, press it well to remove excess water, and generously oil your grill grates. Serve with a spicy peanut sauce for an extra kick.

Vegetable kebabs

Vegetable kebabs are not only fun to eat but also easy to customize. Mix and match your favorite vegetables, or let your guests make their own. Popular choices are bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms. Marinate in a simple olive oil and herb mixture before grilling.

Grilled corn with flavored butter

A BBQ is not complete without some corn on the cob. Grilled corn takes on a delightful smoky flavor. Level up your corn game by serving it with flavored butter. Try a mix of butter, lime zest, and chili powder for a zesty, spicy kick.

BBQ salad

Finally, no BBQ is complete without a salad. A BBQ salad with grilled veggies, black beans, corn, and a tangy dressing can be a refreshing and healthy addition to your BBQ spread.

To wrap things up, here's a quick table for a clear overview of our 6 vegetarian BBQ dishes:

Dish Main ingredient Pro tip
Grilled vegetables Bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, cherry tomatoes Use a flavorful marinade
Portobello mushroom steaks Portobello mushrooms Marinate in balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil
Grilled tofu Tofu Use extra-firm tofu and oil the grill grates generously
Vegetable kebabs Bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms Let guests customize their own kebabs
Grilled corn with flavored butter Corn Serve with flavored butter
BBQ salad Grilled veggies, black beans, corn Use a tangy dressing

With these 6 dishes in your repertoire, your next vegetarian grill will be a hit.

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