8 Yummy Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

Summer and grilling go together like peanut butter and jelly. But so often, the menu seems to be focused on hamburgers and hot dogs. Why limit ourselves? There are so many other amazing options out there. If you’re looking for something to spice up your next BBQ, check out these tasty recipes that both vegetarians and omnivores will love.


Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Tomato, Feta, & Basil

These grilled stacks are a wonderful marriage of flavors – the nutty richness of the eggplant, the juicy sweetness of the tomato, the light, fresh zing of the basil and the saltiness of the feta cheese. If you don’t have a grill, you could also make them by roasting in the oven. Try to find the sweetest tomatoes you can!

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Grilled Avocado

Grilling slices of avocado gives the creamy fruit a lovely smoky edge that lends depth to whatever they are added to. Brush them with oil and cook over medium heat–use grilled avocados in guacamole, salads, sandwiches, or alongside whatever else you are grilling.


Grilled Radicchio Salad with Parmesan

Who knew you could grill salad? Turns out the high heat of the grill has a way of transforming radicchio’s decidedly bitter taste to something mellower and vaguely nutty. The combination of the salty cheese, the sweet balsamic and the nutty, slightly bitter greens is goooood.

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Grilled Portobello Burgers

The prep for these juicy, “meaty,” flavorful, hearty burgers is extremely simple  and the results are always spot on.

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Grilled Cheese with Spring Onions & Escarole

This is a sophisticated take on a classic sandwich. Escarole is a good bitter green filled with vitamin A, C, and calcium. It complements the cheese, garlic, and onions beautifully.

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Grilled Pizza

Pizzas take on a whole new dimension when we throw them on the grill: the crust gets lightly charred on the bottom and the flavors meld into a smoky and intense deliciousness. Click below for four tasty pizza options: a romantic Parisian version with fresh herbs and Gruyere cheese, the Tuscan Sun with eggplant, sundried tomatoes, and oil-cured olives, a lime-zesty Mexican Fiesta bursting with peppers, beans, salsa, corn, and cheese, and the mouth-watering Florentine with spinach, fresh mozzarella, and a creamy sauce. Or invent your own combination of signature toppings!

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Grilled Peaches with Bitter Greens & Blue Cheese

A bed of arugula and frisée with toasted pecans and blue cheese are the perfect complement to succulent grilled peaches. For a more dessert-y dish featuring stone fruit, check out Grilled Apriums with Mascarpone & Mint! (Apriums are a cross between apricots and plums, but apricots or peaches would work well also.)

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Grilled Cake

Cake? Cake! Angel food cake, pound cake, and any other firm cake loves a little trip to the grill for some toasting and caramelized edges. Loaf cakes, like banana bread or cornbread work well too. Brush with butter and toast over medium heat until golden with grill marks–serve with grilled fruit. Add Greek yogurt, ice cream, or creme fraiche too.

Image: ralph and jenny / Flickr

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William C
William C23 days ago


W. C
W. C25 days ago

Thank you.

Sonia M

Thanks for sharing

Chelsea D
Chelsea D7 months ago

YUM!! great veggie ideas thank you

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley3 years ago

Oh my, all these recipes sound really yummy--thanks!

Sabine H.
Sabine H3 years ago

Sounds really good, thanks for sharing!!

Susan B.
Susan B4 years ago

Thank you

Aileen P.
Aileen P4 years ago

Thank you for sharing. Nice recipes!

Mysti Moon
Mysti Moon4 years ago

sounds yummy! even though I'll have some along with my chicken or beef ;))