Grilled Vegetarian Dishes

Expand your summer grilling menu beyond burgers and hot dogs with these veggie-only main dishes and sides.

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Grilled Vegetables

The key to picture-perfect grill marks on your vegetables is not to move them too much once they're over the flame; let the lines sear into them.

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Grilled Portobello Burger With Onion Jam

Who says a vegetarian can't be a burger lover? These meaty mushroom burgers are just as juicy as more traditional patties and can be made on the stove in a grill pan, or on the flames of a hot grill.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes With Lime and Cilantro

Crunchy and slightly sweet with a hint of citrus, sweet potato fries are the perfect way to curb your fried-spud craving without all of the calories.

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Smoky Corn On the Cob

The secret for succulent sweet corn? Keep the corn wrapped in its husk to seal in the flavor. Add a dash of paprika and toss on the grill and you'll have a delicious side dish in 15 minutes flat.

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Grilled Polenta and Veggies

Make it a meal with this succulent array of flame-kissed vegetables and polenta.

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Caramelized Endives and Leeks

Golden brown, caramelized vegetables without heating up the kitchen? It's possible with a hot grill and a foil packet. (Bonus: Cleanup's a breeze!)

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Grilled Summer Squash

Top grilled summer squash with chopped herbs and ricotta salata for a bright, fuss-free side dish.

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Spiced Rice With Nectarines

Grilled fruit isn't just for dessert: Toss grilled nectarines, cumin-scented rice and almonds for an unforgettable Middle Eastern-inspired dish.

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Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Whip up this composed ratatouille salad on a weeknight in no time with fresh red bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant on the grill.

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Grilled Bok Choy

This Chinese vegetable, a relative of cabbage, is often a stir-fry staple, but it really shines when it's tossed with chili sauce and quickly grilled.

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Charred Tomato Gazpacho

Add a rich smokiness to your gazpacho by grilling the tomatoes before preparing this chilled soup.

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Grilled Zucchini Salad With Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts

Impress guests at your next cookout with this grilled zucchini salad. With each different ingredient comes a new layer of bold flavors and textures.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Here's a new way to serve fresh tomato salad: inside a grilled stuffed mushroom cap.

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Grilled Potato Salad

This is not your ordinary potato salad. The grilled potatoes are firmer than in the traditional version, but when you dress the salad warm, the slices soak up the flavor of the oranges and rosemary in the dressing.

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Farro Salad With Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes and Onion

Farro is a whole grain similar to wheat berries; when topped with grilled vegetables, it makes a hearty summer meal.

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Barbecued Tofu

Cook medium-firm tofu in a pan on the grill to infuse it with flame-kissed flavor.

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Grilled Shiitake and Tofu Bahn Mi

A bahn mi, the popular Vietnamese hero sandwich, with its tangy cucumber salad and spicy mayonnaise, is generally piled high with meat or fish. Sub in meaty shiitakes and tofu, slathered with a hoisin marinade, to make it bahn-meatless. Pressing the liquid out of the tofu firms it up and keeps it from sticking to the grill.

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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Chile Tacos

Mildly spicy Cubanelle chiles are just the right size to stuff with cheese and fold into warm corn tortillas. They take only a few minutes to char on the grill alongside tomatoes and onions that go into a chunky salsa. 

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Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Israeli Couscous and Olives

Summer means steak on the grill, even if you are going meatless. Wrapping cauliflower rubbed with harissa (a North African spiced chile paste) in foil before you grill it helps it become tender quickly, but it still chars nicely right through the foil. 

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Grilled Eggplant Chickpea Wraps

The Middle Eastern staples eggplant and chickpeas plus a garlicky yogurt sauce give oomph to these simple vegetarian wraps. Be sure to get a good char on the eggplant and use ripe, juicy summer tomatoes. 

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Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Cool, light and loaded with fresh vegetables, this salad makes a perfect summer meal. Nutty buckwheat noodles and tangy dressing make it rich and satisfying, too. The dressing can be made a day ahead and chilled-just give it a good shake before serving.

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