START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Vegetarian Grill Recipes for Labor Day

Vegetarian Grill Recipes for Labor Day

With Labor Day less than two weeks away, you’re probably planning a picnic or cookout. If you’re a vegetarian, or planning to host a few vegetarians, it can be challenging when the traditional grill foods are rather meaty.

As you start planning to celebrate the last “official” weekend of summer, we wanted to help you round-up a few recipe ideas that are as good on the grill as any burger or steak.

Veggie Kabobs
These can be rather filling and are great served as a stand-alone meal, or as a side for the grilled chicken eaters in your party. Use bamboo or stainless steel kabob skewers and stack your choice of baby bella mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, pineapple, peaches, and eggplant. Toss the veggies first in a little olive oil, Kosher salt, and cracked black pepper, and freshly chopped herbs for more flavor.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger

Inspired from a vegan cookbook, this burger uses black beans, sweet potatoes, almond butter, garlic, and ginger to to make a hearty and delicious meatless burger. Top with your favorite condiments and veggies and your cookout doesn’t look any different than any other!

Raw Portobello Mushroom Stuffed with Basil Pesto

Raw foodies are becoming more popular, and this recipe is a great example of why. However, once you’ve packed your portobello with the recipe for fresh pesto, no one is stopping you from tossing it on the grill for a few minutes.

Grilled Jerk Tofu

Your choice of barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and a homemade Cajun spice mix will give firm tofu a bold flavor that will be irresistible to just about any guest in your backyard.

Grilled Open-Face Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich with Nectarines and Walnuts

While not exactly classic cookout fare, if you’re going for a more white-wine-and-cloth-napkins affair, this will go over very well with guests no matter their take on the herbivore vs. carnivore argument. Sweet in-season nectarines are complemented by a homemade balsamic glaze on grilled baguette and creamy goat cheese. Serve as an appetizer or entree.

Of course, no cookout is complete without the sides. A few vegetarian options that will add color, flavor, and variety include these recipes for Grilled Vegetable Couscous, Smoky-Spicy-Sweet Vegetarian Barbecue Beans, and Asian Napa Cabbage Carrot Slaw with Snow Peas. And no recipe is needed for throwing corn on the cob or thick slices of fresh pineapple on the grill for delicious and effortless sides.

6 Surprising Things You Can Grill
4 Meat-Free Grilling Recipes

Read more: Food, Holidays, Life, Other Holidays, Vegetarian, , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
12:48PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

recepti su super

12:14PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thank you

11:19AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012


8:28AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

thanks for sharing

7:50AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012


10:11AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

nice ideas, but I thought there was another article on care2 claiming anything grilled or browned causes cancer.

1:05AM PDT on May 26, 2012

J L.A, nothing like being on top of things and current! Labor Day was what, 9 months ago? You missed it.

3:56PM PDT on May 25, 2012


8:50AM PST on Dec 14, 2011


2:29PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Great recipes,thanks.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I DO live in a drought area so this is a great article for me. Thank you. Hmmm...baking soda in my…

Monsanto,s BT products are too scary.

Lots of good info. Yay for California! :)

@Maggie W., I don't mean to criticize (ironic, right?) but if you're talking about a genuinely ab…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!