Top 31 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

Cook Up a Vegetarian Feast Using Your Grill

Tandoori Paneer Tikka recipe

The Spruce

Barbecue parties are not just for meat lovers! Grilling is a fabulous way to bring out the flavors of every food. Intense heat and an open flame mean flavor for everything that hits the cooking grate, from fresh vegetables and fruits to tofu, pizzas, and even cheese. Try these fantastic vegetarian recipes any time you want to impress guests at your cookout parties. You may even convince some carnivores to go veggie!

While vegetarian, these recipes are not all vegan. Substitutions may need to be made to maintain a vegan diet.

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    Grilled Watermelon Salad with Mint

    Grilled Watermelon Salad with Mint
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    Sweet, juicy watermelon is always welcome at cookout parties. This recipe takes the watermelon to the grill for a good quick sear. The grilled fruit is then chopped and tossed in a simple syrup with chopped mint, to give this summer time staple a nice, refreshing makeover that your guests can enjoy as a fresh-tasting side dish, or as a lighter dessert.

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    Grilled Tomato Soup

    Grilled Tomato Soup
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    Yes, you can make a stunning tomato soup with your grill! The secret is to let the grill flavor the tomatoes, instead of blanching them in boiling water. The result is a richer, smokier taste that is heavenly to enjoy. A super versatile soup that can be served hot or chilled.

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    Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

    Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Stuffed mushrooms are a must at your grilling parties. This is a simply delicious recipe for stuffed mushrooms that's quick and easy to prepare and cook on the barbecue. Make them with big Portabella mushrooms for a fabulous appetizer. With crunchy breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese and herbs and spices in the stuffing, this mushroom recipe is a real crowd-pleaser.

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    Vegetarian Mushroom Burger With Avocados

    Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom and Avocado Burger

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Here's a veggie burger recipe that's hearty and satisfying for vegetarians at cookouts. This yummy, vegetarian burger recipe uses pan-fried or grilled mushrooms, topped with a cooling, flavor-boosting homemade avocado, and yogurt sauce your guests are sure to love.

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    Sweet and Spicy Paneer Kebabs

    Tandoori Paneer Tikka recipe

    The Spruce

    This is a great fusion dish inspired by both Indian and Chinese cooking. Soft, juicy chunks of paneer cheese are marinated in a Tandoori masala spice rub, then grilled with veggies, for a sweet-and-spicy combination that's sure to please just about everyone at your next cookout. Serve with rice pilaf or fresh naan bread for a delicious, complete vegetarian meal.

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    Grilled Ratatouille

    Grilled Ratatouille
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    Give your cookout party guests a treat with this tasty grilled vegetarian recipe that's full of flavor and makes a delicious meal. Ratatouille is a traditional French Provincial recipe made from the last things harvested from the garden. Cooking it on the grill adds welcome depth of flavor.

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    Grilled Eggplant Dip With Toasted Pita

    Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita
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    This is a traditional eggplant dip (or Baba Ghanoush) prepared on the grill. Roasting the eggplant over an open flame adds a depth of flavor that is key for this dish.

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    Grilled Apple Crisp

    Grilled Apple Crisp
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    Looking for a fabulous dessert recipe to serve at your next grilling party? This quick recipe is an inspired way to prepare a classic, all-American dessert. By wrapping up these individual apple crisps in their own little packets, you can also serve them as needed, which is great when hosting duties keep you hopping. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with warmed caramel for an extra-special dessert.

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    Grilled Romaine Hearts

    Grilled Romaine Hearts
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    Grilled hearts of romaine are a foodie favorite. Better yet, they're unbelievably easy to cook on the grill! You'll love the way romaine's mild sweetness turns into a delightful blend of smoky goodness when seared on the grill. Drizzle with a simple vinaigrette for a beautiful starter salad at your cookout parties.

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    Grilled Stuffed Chili Rellenos

    Grilled Stuffed Chili Rellenos
    Jolinda Hackett

    This stuffed pepper recipe for vegetarian Mexican chile rellenos is cooked right on the grill. Vegetarian chili rellenos are stuffed with a mixture of baked beans and cheese, seasoned with garlic, onion and fresh cilantro, for a hearty and satisfying vegetarian meal.

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    Smoky Grilled Tofu With Hoisin Sauce

    Smoky Grilled Tofu with Hoisin Sauce
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    Are you eating meatless and wheatless? Here's an amazing vegetarian grilled tofu recipe you're sure to make again and again. Tofu is grilled in a tangy Asian hoisin sauce for a tasty, filling barbecued tofu dish that's perfect for your vegetarian or vegan barbecue. Let the tofu marinate in the hoisin sauce for several hours (or overnight) before grilling, for the richest flavor.

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    Grilled Pesto Potato Salad

    Grilled Pesto Potato Salad
    The United States Potato Board

    Here’s a dish that combines two summertime favorites — grilling and potato salad – into one! Popping the potatoes into the microwave quickly before you grill them saves time, and saves you from turning on the conventional oven in the summer heat. Grilling the potatoes before serving adds a smoky flavor that's enhanced when they're tossed with fresh herbs and spices.

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    Grilled Pear and Sweet Potato Salad

    Grilled Pear and Sweet Potato Salad
    Regarding BBQ Inc.

    Here's a grilled salad recipe that's truly delicious. The combination of sweet potato, pears, and dressing marries beautifully with salty, creamy feta cheese. It's great with arugula, as directed, but you can also substitute your favorite salad greens.

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    Greek Grilled Pizza

    Greek Grilled Pizza
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    There's no better way to cook a pizza than on the grill. The high, dry heat generated by the barbecue makes it the perfect pizza oven. This Greek-inspired pizza is loaded with refreshing Mediterranean flavors and is sure to make everyone at your cookout party or dinner table happy.

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    Grilled Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

    Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
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    These grilled tomatoes stuffed with blue cheese and Parmesan are rich in flavor, yet simple to prepare. Remember to look for large ripe tomatoes for this recipe.

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    Grilled Caesar Salad

    Grilled Caesar Salad

    Anita Schecter

    Romaine is surprisingly delicious after a quick trip on the grill. Topped with a homemade vegetarian dressing, grilled Caesar salad is easy enough for a weeknight but special enough for a summer dinner party.

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    Thai-Style Grilled Eggplant

    Thai-Style Grilled Eggplant
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    Eggplant is meaty and delicious on the grill, and this recipe makes it even better with the use of a Thai-inspired marinade. You'll enjoy its sweet and spicy flavor, which makes it a superb and versatile side dish to accompany any meal you might be cooking.

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    Southwestern Grilled Corn on the Cob

    Southwestern Grilled Corn on the Cob
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    Packed with southwestern flavors under the husks of these corn cobs, then grilled to perfection, the end result is a delicious side dish, guaranteed to please your grilling party guests.

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    Grilled Beets

    Grilled beets

    The Spruce

    Yes, you can grill beets! The hot fire of the grill brings out the earthy sweetness of beets with an added hint of smoky flavor and an almost candied coating. These yummy beets make a delicious and beautiful addition to any grilled vegetable platter.

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    Marinated Vegetable Kebabs

    Marinated Vegetable Kebabs
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    Quick and easy veggie kebabs make a great main or side dish. You can even put them together and freeze them for when you need a quick, grilled meal.

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    Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burger

    Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burger
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    Spice up a basic vegetarian and vegan black bean burger patty with this recipe. Cayenne pepper and hot sauce give a kick to a filling, tasty black bean patty that's made easily with canned black beans.

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    Grilled Peaches With Brown Sugar

    Grilled Peaches with Brown Sugar
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    Take advantage of sweet summer peaches with this delicious dessert recipe for grilled fresh peaches. With brown sugar adding extra sweetness, these delectable peaches are heavenly served with vanilla ice cream.

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    Miso Barbecue Eggplant

    Miso Barbecue Eggplant
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    This Japanese-style grilled eggplant is absolutely delicious. The miso baste gives this eggplant a slightly tart, but sweet flavor that your guests will rave over. Serve as an appetizer or a main dish.

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    Grilled Corn Salad

    Grilled Corn Salad
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    This grilled corn salad delivers all the crunchy sweetness of grilled corn, in a delicious, Mexican-inspired salad. Cilantro, fresh mint, feta cheese, avocado and tomato combine with grilled corn to create the ultimate summer side dish.

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    Grilled Brown Sugar Banana Dessert

    Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Grilled bananas coated in a cinnamon and brown sugar mixture are so delicious, your guests will ask for more. Top this decadent-tasting banana dessert with vanilla ice cream, for the ultimate treat. Kids love them, too!

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    Grilled Cabbage

    Grilled Cabbage
    Molly Watson

    Cabbage becomes sweeter when it's grilled, making this one of the tastiest ways to prepare this healthy vegetable. If you've never tried cabbage grilled before, you won't believe the result!

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    Grilled Caponata Salad

    Grilled Caponata
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    Caponata is the fancy name for a Mediterranean grilled vegetable salad. Grilled tomato, eggplant, onion, celery, olives, and capers are tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing, for a fresh and delicious warm salad.

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    Grilled Artichokes

    Grilled Artichokes
    Luca Trovato

    Grilled artichokes can be used to create delicious artichoke dip or pasta dishes. Grilling this vegetable is a fantastic way to incorporate an open flamed flavor to vegetarian cook-out dishes.

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    Grilled Pineapple Dessert

    Grilled Pineapple Dessert
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    Serve this fantastic, sweet pineapple dessert recipe at your next summer barbecue party. Pineapple slices are basted with a mixture of tequila, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, before getting a quick turn on the grill.

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    Grilled Halloumi Cheese

    Grilled Halloumi Cheese

     The Spruce

    Firm, gourmet-style halloumi cheese is absolutely made for the barbecue. It's the perfect addition to your outdoor grill menu, whether you're cooking for vegetarians or just people who love good food. It's also great atop veggie burgers!

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    Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

    Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf
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    Here's a vegetarian recipe you can make on the grill and enjoy at any time of year. Grilled acorn squash and beets add a fantastic caramelized flavor to this pilaf dish.