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?
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 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).
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.
Fresh, crunchy and oh-so Instagrammable.