15 Vegetarian Cookout Recipes That Will Make You Forget Burgers and Dogs Slideshow
15 Vegetarian Cookout Recipes That Will Make You Forget Burgers and Dogs
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.
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?
Beer Infused Grilled Peaches and Caramel
A ripe peach is a beautiful thing. Try using the fruit in a slightly different way with this delicious recipe, which coats grilled peaches with a lager-based glaze. The smokiness from the grill pairs perfectly with the sweetness from the caramel, and who doesn’t love cooking with beer?
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
For a great vegetarian version of chicken wings, make these spicy Buffalo cauliflower bites. These bites are baked for a healthier version of the classic fried dish.
Corn Salad With Radicchio and Red Onion
A great corn salad that requires almost no cooking at all, this dish is easy to make ahead and serve at room temperature. Make sure the corn is really ripe and sweet for best results.
Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta
Avocados are trendy, tasty, and healthy too. Try this grilled avocado recipe that combines creamy avocado, salty feta, tomato, and lime for a dish that’s great for any occasion.
This simple grilled broccoli recipe is easy and delicious. Grilling broccoli adds texture as well as flavor. A drizzle of good olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel, and you have a great side dish without even thinking.
Grilled Cabbage Wedges With Spicy Lime Dressing
Cabbage really doesn’t get enough credit. It’s a great source of vitamins K, C, and B6 as well as magnesium, calcium, iron and more. Cabbage also happens to be delicious, but unfortunately it is frequently mistreating in the kitchen. If you have any cabbage misgivings, try this grilled cabbage recipe with spicy lime dressing and enjoy!
Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi, and Pesto Burgers
Eggplant is a terrific vegetable to grill; it holds its shape well and becomes mouthwateringly soft and delicious once cooked. Pair it with halloumi — a cheese that is traditionally grilled — for a great burger alternative that will make any meat eater envious.
Try grilling kale for a simple dish that is easy to throw together. By keeping the stalk of the kale intact it basically becomes food on a stick — and who doesn’t love food on a stick?
Grilled Veggie Kebabs With Green Goddess Dressing
Glorious grilled vegetables become even more delectable with this green goddess dressing. Packed with herbs and full of flavor, this kebab recipe is fun to cook and even more fun to eat.
Grilled Corn Muffins With Blueberry Honey Butter
For something sweet, try these grilled corn muffins with homemade blueberry honey butter. This is an easy dessert that can be made even easier by using store-bought corn muffins. Make the blueberry honey butter a day ahead and you’ll have everything ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Mexican Street Corn
This Mexican Street Corn recipe is a wonderful alternative to simple grilled corn. Cotija cheese, taco seasoning, and lime juice come together to create an amazingly tasty ear of corn. I dare you to eat just one!
Skillet Veggie and Feta Tacos
Throw your skillet on the barbeque for this vegetarian taco recipe. Feel free to substitute your favorite vegetables to create a taco tailored to your tastes!
The Perfect Veggie Burger
This veggie burger is hearty without being too overbearing in flavor. Mushrooms offer a meaty texture and tamari adds a savory umami flavor.
Tri-Color Slaw With Lime Dressing
This bright and healthy coleslaw is a perfect recipe for a cookout. Fresh and lightly flavored with lime juice, a touch of sugar, and cilantro, this slaw will go well with any number of main dishes and won’t leave you feeling sluggish.
Vegetarian White Baked Beans
Vegetarian White Baked Beans
Forget pork and beans with this delicious vegetarian baked bean recipe. Full of all the traditional flavors and sweetened with honey, these beans will certainly please a crowd.