4 Beyond-Basic Veggies You Should Grill This Summer

Skip the peppers and zucchini and try something new.

Grilling doesn’t have the best reputation for being veggie-friendly, but that is a huge misconception. There are so many ways to turn your favorite vegetables into fabulous grilled dishes — and we’re not just talking about the typical peppers and zucchini. This summer, use your grill to cook corn, cabbage, bok choy and potatoes with these amazing new recipes.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Cilantro-Lime Sauce.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Cilantro-Lime Sauce.

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Cabbage

Whether you need a hearty side dish or a vegetarian main, these cabbage steaks have got you covered. Pro tip? Stick a skewer through the cabbage steaks so all the leaves hold together and they’re easier to flip!

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Cabbage Caesar.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Cabbage Caesar.

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You’ll grill both cabbage and sourdough bread to make this summery twist on a classic Caesar salad. The cabbage will get perfectly crisp-tender, while the sourdough crisps up to make delightfully crunchy croutons. A homemade Caesar dressing and a few shavings of Parmesan add the final (and delicious) touches.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Barbecued Corn Ribs.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Barbecued Corn Ribs.

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Corn

Who says you need meat to enjoy a platter of ribs? Give seasonal corn the ultimate barbecue treatment with a spicy sweet dry rub and a finger-lickin’ barbecue sauce. As the corn cooks on the grill, it will develop a dreamy caramelized crust while curling into a tender rib. Make sure you have an extra-sharp knife on hand for these — you’ll need it to cut through the tough cobs.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Corn Chowder.

Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Corn Chowder.

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It may seem like an extra step, but trust us — charring the veggies for this hearty corn chowder results in a flavor that’s out of this world. Serve with crusty bread for a delicious vegetarian meal you’ll crave over and over again.

Description: Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Soy, Ginger and Lime Tofu Steaks with Charred Baby Bok Choy.

Description: Food Network Kitchen's Grilled Soy, Ginger and Lime Tofu Steaks with Charred Baby Bok Choy.

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Bok Choy

Grill tofu steaks and baby bok choy side-by-side for an easy summer dinner that’s ready in a snap. While the tofu develops drool-worthy grill marks, the bok choy will form a light char and a slightly smoky flavor. Chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds round out this satisfying meal.

Food Network Kitchen's Baked Potatoes on the Grill.

Food Network Kitchen's Baked Potatoes on the Grill.

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Potatoes

When the summer sun grows extra hot, no one wants to turn on their oven. Luckily, you don’t have to! It’s super easy to cook baked potatoes on the grill — and you’ll get an added bonus of subtle smoky flavor. Simply wrap each potato in heavy-duty aluminum foil and let them grill for approximately an hour, then serve with your favorite toppings.

Description: Food Network Kitchen's Lemon, Potato and Feta Foil Pack.

Description: Food Network Kitchen's Lemon, Potato and Feta Foil Pack.

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Inspired by the lemon potatoes commonly found in Greek restaurants, this simple side combines potatoes, onion, garlic, Feta and lemon in a foil pack that grills for just 25 minutes. Serve alongside your favorite grilled main for a satisfying summer dinner.

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