As the sun begins to shine with increasing regularity and the worst of the rain is (hopefully) behind us, it is time to unpack your garden furniture, wipe the cobwebs from your grill, and start composing your cookout menus.
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The dishes most frequently found at outdoor gatherings tend to be based around meat — hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, steak. Alas! How sad it can be as a vegetarian to attend a carnivorous cookout — left to graze upon side and salads, or the garnishes at the burger bar.
Often, vegetarian dishes can be looked down upon. What a shame that some people don’t recognize the virtue of vegetables — they can be so delicious and equally appealing to vegetarians and omnivores. People who love their steak sometimes think that a meal without meat is incomplete, but that is not the case!
Of course it’s easy, even as a non-meat-eater, to simply buy vegetarian burgers and hotdogs, but why not peruse these 15 excellent vegetable dishes and try something new.