Meat is always the star of the barbecue. But we think that’s unfair—fresh veggies (and fruits) work perfectly on the grill, too. Instead of resigning yourself to another sad frozen veggie burger at your neighbor’s cookout, check out 17 of our favorite meat-free foods to throw on the open fire.
17 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes That Aren't a Frozen Veggie Burger
Grilled Eggplant With Goat Cheese Polenta And Basil Pesto
We'll take seconds (and thirds).
Grilled Zucchini And Chickpea Tacos
Officially on repeat every Tuesday until winter.
Grilled Watermelon Steaks
Who said steaks had to come from a cow?
Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks With Asian Gremolata
We're going to Coterie member Heidi Larsen's for dinner every damn night.
Rainbow Vegetable Skewers
Note to Skittles: This is how we’ll be tasting the rainbow from now on.
Grilled Caprese Skewers With Halloumi And Sourdough
Basically a deconstructed grilled cheese on a stick.
Grilled Corn With Spicy Aioli
A match made in heaven.
Grilled Onion And Smoked Gouda Quesedillas
You can always cook these on the stovetop, but grilling gives them an extra smoky kick.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers With Romesco And Arugula
Ketchup? Out. Romesco and argula? So in. (Thanks for keeping us trendy, Coterie member Phoebe Lapine.)
Grilled Peach And Halloumi Salad With Lemon-pesto Dressing
This gorgeous salad gives new meaning to the words “grilled cheese.”
Grilled Vegetarian Tacos
Feel free to sub in your favorite veggies (but don’t skip the chipotle lime goat cheese drizzle).
Grilled Pizza With Leeks And Roasted Tomatoes
We adore this quick, customizable dinner by Coterie member Katie Workman.
Caprese Salad With Grilled Zucchini
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil are a holy trinity on their own. But adding grilled zucchini gives this classic dish a little more heft, and a great summery flavor.
Grilled Cherry Flatbread
Pitted fresh cherries, spinach and goat cheese on a warm, freshly-grilled flatbread. In other words, appetizer heaven by Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.
Grilled Avocado Salad With Green Goddess Dressing
Wise advise from Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp: You haven't lived until you've tried your favorite fruit on the grill.
Spring Tartine With Sweet Pea Hummus And Grilled Asparagus
It might not be easy being green...but it sure is delicious. (Thanks, Gena Hamshaw.)
Fresh, crunchy and oh-so Instagrammable.