13 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes To Serve At Your Next Cookout

When figuring out the best things to cook on the grill, it seems like there's only one right answer: meat. Whether it's burgers, hot dogs, chicken, shrimp or steak, summertime cooking frequently leaves vegetarians — or people just trying to incorporate more veggies into their diet — out of the conversation. But vegetable and plant-based grilling recipes are actually just as good (if not better) than ribs and BBQ chicken. These vegetarian-friendly grilling recipes will give summer barbecue a new meaning for carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

Most people enjoy grilling corn and eating it straight from the cob, but roasted corn is also a great base for more involved dishes. This Mexican recipe uses corn in two ways. First, grill the corn and remove the kernels from the cob. Then, combine some of the kernels with masa harina to make your own tortillas. Place the rest of your roasted corn in between the tortilla with gooey Monterey Jack cheese and plenty of guacamole.

For the Roasted Corn Quesadillas recipe, click here.

Wood-smoked Cauliflower and Carrots With Pistachio Crunch

This grilled cauliflower recipe can be paired as a side dish with your favorite grilled chicken, but you can also eat this savory dish on its own. Add wood chips to your charcoal grill to achieve a super smoky flavor.

For the Wood-smoked Cauliflower and Carrots With Pistachio Crunch recipe, click here.

Red Chili Glazed Eggplant

This eggplant dish is one of the best meals for Meatless Mondays. The recipe comes with a special ingredient that will make your eggplant stand out from your other grilled veggies: a spicy red chili steak sauce.

For the Red Chili Glazed Eggplant recipe, click here.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Portobellos With Burrata and Tomatoes

This tasty stuffed mushroom recipe is perfect for shroom fans; it uses portobellos two different ways. It uses the stems along with chopped onions, olive oil, mustard, lemon juice and zest to create a filling for the portobello mushroom caps. The whole thing is then topped with burrata cheese and tomato slices.

For the Lemon Garlic Grilled Portobellos With Burrata and Tomatoes recipe, click here.

Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers

Fruit deserves some grilling love too. These mango skewers will add some much-needed color and flavor to your vegetable grilling this year. Embrace the sweetness from the diced mangoes, bell pepper, zucchini and red onion, which are coated in a tangy teriyaki glaze, creating the perfect summertime dish.

For the Grilled Teriyaki Mango Skewers recipe, click here.

Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches

Are you tired of cooking veggie burgers and tofu dogs at your barbecue every year? Change up what goes on your buns with this sandwich that's worthy of the dinner table. It features grilled halloumi (literally grilled cheese) topped with grilled mushrooms, peppers and zucchini and homemade pesto on a roll.

For the Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata

This grilled watermelon recipe embraces the feeling of summer. These watermelon steaks are marinated in balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and rosemary before being placed on the grill and then topped with a crunchy walnut gremolata.

For the Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata recipe, click here.

Kimchi Beyond Burger

Who says the best burger recipes to cook on the grill have to be beef? Give your plant-based burgers some Korean-inspired flavor by mixing soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil into the patties. And vegan Korean barbecue, spicy mayo and a kimchi slaw are a much-welcome upgrade from ketchup, mustard and onion.

For the Kimchi Beyond Burger recipe, click here.

Grilled Eggplant With Feta and Cucumber

Eggplant develops a smoky flavor on the outside and a creamy texture on the inside when grilled. Paired with feta cheese crumbles and diced cucumber, this grilled vegetable is great for anyone on the Mediterranean diet.

For the Grilled Eggplant With Feta and Cucumber recipe, click here.

Grilled Artichokes With Citronette Dressing

Enjoy the fresh flavors of this Italian dish, starring grilled marinated artichokes set on top of a bed of zesty arugula. If you eat meat, a little prosciutto makes this salad even better than a charcuterie board.

For the Grilled Artichokes With Citronette Dressing recipe, click here.

Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Move aside, foil-grilled potatoes. Trade that everyday side for this tornado potato recipe that's easily among our favorite potato side dishes.

For the Sour Cream and Onion Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes recipe, click here.

Grilled Corn with Red Chile Garlic Butter

It wouldn't be a classic barbecue without some corn on the grill. Spice it up by smothering the grilled corn in a homemade butter made of ground cayenne, paprika, cumin, cayenne and more.

For the Grilled Corn with Red Chile Garlic Butter recipe, click here.

Vegan Gluten-Free Hot Dogs

You won't have to have a fight over which store-bought hot dogs are the healthiest or unhealthiest because this plant-based frank is 100 percent homemade. These vegan, gluten-free hot dogs are not only great for those who have strict dietary restrictions, they're tasty enough to make that elite group of recipes that will make you want to go plant-based.

For the Vegan Gluten-Free Hot Dogs recipe, click here.

More from The Daily Meal:

Easy Salsa and Dip Recipes Perfect for Summer

How to Grill for Beginners: What Mistakes You Should Avoid

Easy Grilling Recipes for Steak, Chicken, Pizza and More

How to Use Leftover Rice, Vegetables, Pasta and More

Summer Recipes to Try on the Grill