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. Be patient and they'll develop a nice char.

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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Chile Tacos

Mild Cubanelle peppers are just the right size to stuff with cheese and wrap in warm corn tortillas. They only take a few minutes on the grill — alongside the tomatoes and onions that go into a chunky salsa, for topping.

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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 Cauliflower Steak with Israeli Couscous and Olives

Summer means steak on the grill, even if you're going meatless. Wrapping cauliflower (rubbed with a North African chile paste called harissa) in foil before grilling it helps it become tender quickly.

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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 moisture. Plus, when peeled away from the cob, the husks make it easier to hold onto the corn as you eat it.

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Grilled Potato Salad

This is not your ordinary potato salad. Grilling dries the potatoes out just enough that they can soak up extra dressing. The finished salad is full of flavor (literally!).

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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 meatless. Pressing the liquid out of the tofu firms it up and keeps it from sticking to the grill.

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Charred Tomato Gazpacho

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

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Grilled Zucchini with Yummy Lemon Salt

Ree takes ordinary zucchini and elevates it with a sprinkle of salt and lemon zest — and a nice, smoky char.

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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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Grilled Polenta and Veggies

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

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Guacamole with Grilled Corn

Grilled corn adds a welcome crunch to a chunky bowl of guac.

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Grilled Eggplant Chickpea Wraps

Two Middle Eastern staples (eggplant and chickpeas) are combined with a garlicky yogurt sauce give these simple vegetarian wraps a ton of flavor. Be sure to get a good char on the eggplant and use ripe, juicy summer tomatoes.

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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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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 Vegetable Couscous

Grilled veggies bulk up regular couscous and turn it into a dish that's perfect as a summer side or meatless meal.

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Grilled Peach and Tomato Salsa

This no-fuss fruit salsa is the essence of summer. Charred, ripe peaches and fragrant tomatoes are tossed with garlic, fresh lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno peppers (for a little heat). It's a slightly smoky, refreshing salsa that's miles away from any canned version.

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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 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

The trick to these amazing sweet potatoes? Microwave them before grilling so they’re soft enough to cut into slices.

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Grilled Vegetable Kebabs

There's no better way to eat your veggies than in a summertime kebab. The best part? No utensils needed!

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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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Barbecued Tofu

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

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Spiced Rice With Nectarines

Grilled fruit isn't just for dessert: Toss grilled nectarines, cumin-scented rice and almonds together for an easy (but unforgettable) dish.

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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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Lemony Grilled Broccoli

Brighten up your broccoli florets with a light drizzle of olive oil and lemon. Shavings of pecorino add a touch of saltiness to the mix.

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Grilled Eggplant with Mint

This wow-worthy dish uses Japanese eggplant, a smaller and more tender version of the common purple-skinned variety. It’s mildly sweet flavor really shines in this simple preparation.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes With Lime and Cilantro

Slightly sweet with a hint of citrus, these sweet potato wedges are a healthier way to curb your French fry craving.

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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: cleaning up is a breeze!)

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Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Whip up a ratatouille-inspired salad in no time with fresh red bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant — all cooked on the grill.

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Coal-Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco

We love a whole oven-roasted cauliflower. It is creamy and tender on the inside and golden and caramelized on the outside. The possibilities are endless — puree it into a rich soup, chop it up for a delicious pasta dish or serve as is, so everyone gets a wedge. Is it possible to get the same results on a campfire or charcoal grill, we wondered? Dropping it into the coals on its own would only result in a burnt exterior. So we wrapped ours in a salt dough that seals once it hits the coals, allowing the cauliflower to steam until tender while also roasting from the direct heat of the coals. The result is a super-flavorful, cauliflower that pairs perfectly with the smoky romesco served with it.

Get the Recipe: Coal-Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco