Trying veggie grill recipes for your next outdoor feast can bring some much needed diversity and replace the meat-heavy dishes you are used to preparing. Make the usual side dishes the stars of the show with 10 veggie grill recipes better than your average BBQ.
1. Grilled Potato Salad With Scallion Vinaigrette
One of our first veggie grill recipes is this delicious Grilled Potato Salad with Scallion Vinaigrette.
A classic, often mayo-heavy dish present at most cookouts, this one offers a pleasantly different take by grilling the potatoes, scallions and blueberries for a fresh, charred twist!
2. Grilled Polenta With Spinach And Robiola Cheese
This next item on the veggie grill recipes list is not a vegetable, but vegetarian nonetheless. Polenta is an Italian dish made of boiled cornmeal and when cooled, solidifies and can be cut into slices for frying, baking or in this case, grilling.
Add in some garlicky sautéed spinach and a creamy, tangy Robiola cheese, and you have a heavenly and filling combination. Impress everyone at your next BBQ with this Grilled Polenta with Spinach and Robiola Cheese. Try finding this soft Italian cheese at an artisanal shop or speciality grocer.
3. Barley And Grilled-Vegetable Salad
Grilled veggies make an amazing side dish to accompany anything from steak, to chicken, to burgers and then some. But they can also play a large role in putting together an amazing, light, meat-less main course.
See for yourself by trying out this Barley and Grilled-Vegetable Salad topped with Pecorino Romano Cheese. The grilled vegetables can be made ahead of time with the toasted walnut dressing.
4. Grilled Zucchini Subs With Fresh Mozzarella And Olivada
Our next veggie grill recipe calls for you to make olivada, a paste made out of green olives, olive oil and lemon juice. This delicious spread adds a tangy, zesty flavour and pairs perfectly with these Grilled Zucchini subs with Fresh Mozzarella and Olivada.
5. Portobello Sliders With Pepita Pesto
Finding great new veggie grill recipes can help vegetarians and vegans (or anyone else who enjoys trying new dishes) find different and interesting options to replace the bland store bought items they’ve had to settle for in the past.
These Portobello Sliders with Pepita Pesto will have everyone savouring the flavours and please most meat-eaters as well.
6. Grilled Avocados Stuffed With Veggie Ceviche
A staple in many people’s diets these days and available on almost every menu anywhere is undoubtedly the avocado. With its creamy texture and mild taste, it is the perfect accompaniment to various veggie and non-veggie dishes alike.
Try these Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Veggie Ceviche for a light, creamy and smoky (also totally vegan and gluten-free) side or appetizer at your next BBQ.
7. Corn And Green Bean Tomatillo Tacos
A classic veggie grill recipe served at most cookouts is grilled corn on the cob. A classic summer dish served anytime is tacos. Bring them both together, omit the meat, and you get Corn and Green Bean Tomatillo Tacos, a delicious vegetarian take on this popular Mexican favourite.
This particular recipe uses Feta cheese for garnish but if you can get your hands on real Cotija cheese, definitely give it a try for a more authentic dish.
8. Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
These veggie grill recipes can act as substitutes or replacements for your favourite, yet not so healthy red meat dishes.
The next time you crave something meaty and flavourful, try some of these Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks brushed with a sweet chipotle chile sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and your favourite sides for a superb meal.
9. Grilled Carrots With Cumin-Serrano Yogurt
These carrots are anything but your bland, average side dish. Grilled to perfection with spring onions and coated in a fragrant, spicy and creamy yogurt sauce, they flat out steal the show.
Try these Grilled Carrots with Cumin-Serrano Yogurt for your next BBQ, and watch as the plates get licked clean.
10. Charred Caprese Sandwich
The final item on our list of veggie grill recipes is an interesting take on the classic Caprese salad. By scorching the slices of bread and tomatoes, this seemingly simple dish is automatically elevated in flavour and becomes this delicious Charred Caprese Sandwich.