20 Vegetarian Dishes You Should Be Cooking on the Grill

Mains, desserts, and sides, all kissed by flame

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No need to be a grill guru to take your cookout skills beyond veggie burgers. Here you’ll find 20 great recipes for flame-kissed dishes that’ll tempt your taste buds without taxing your culinary capabilities.

1. Grilled Caesar Salad Tartines

2.  Grilled Insalata Caprese

3.  Grilled Watermelon Fillets with Watercress and Mint

4.  Thai-Style Grilled Corn with Roasted Peanuts

5.  Blue Cheese-Topped Mushroom Steaks over Arugula

6. Grilled Plum Sundaes

7.  Grilled Scallion Wraps

8.  Amaretto Peaches over Grilled Angel Food Cake with Honey Cream

9. Turkish Eggplant Kebobs with Garlic-Yogurt Sauce

10. Zucchini with Parmesan and Pine Nuts Halve 4 small zucchini; coat with cooking spray, and grill 15 minutes. Top with 1 1/2 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, and 2 Tbs. toasted pine nuts.

11. Mixed Berry Compote Combine 3 cups fresh berries with 2 tsp. light brown sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Cut 2 10-inch lengths heavy-duty foil, and spoon 1 1/2 cups berry mixture onto center of each foil sheet. Fold edges together to seal packets, and grill packets 5 minutes.

12. Sizzled Red Pepper Salad Cut 2 red bell peppers into 8 wedges each, and thread onto skewers. Coat with cooking spray, and grill 12 minutes. Transfer to bowl, and toss with 1 cup cooked chickpeas, 1/2 cup chopped fresh fennel, 1 Tbs. olive oil, and 2 tsp. lemon juice.

13. Grilled String Beans Thread string beans onto skewers (don’t crowd them too tightly). Brush with garlic oil; grill 4 minutes on each side.

14. BBQ Broccoli Toss 4 cups broccoli florets with 2 Tbs. garlic oil in bowl. Grill 6 minutes using a grid-style grill topper. Transfer broccoli to bowl, toss with 3 Tbs. prepared BBQ sauce, then grill 2 minutes more.

15. Baby Artichokes with Herbs Halve 6 baby artichokes, and brush with olive oil. Grill cut-side-down 6 minutes. Turn, and sprinkle with 1 Tbs. each minced garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Grill 4 minutes more.

16. Sesame Sweet Potatoes Cut 3 large sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices; brush with 2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil. Grill 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender and browned.

17. Tequila-Lime Pineapple Whisk together 3 Tbs. tequila, 1 1/2 Tbs. agave nectar, 1 Tbs. lime juice, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper in bowl. Add 4 fresh pineapple rings, and marinate 2 hours. Grill 7 minutes on each side. Serve with reserved marinade.

18. Nectarine Halves with Goat Cheese and Pistachios Grill 4 pitted nectarine halves 5 minutes on each side. Top with 1 tsp. soft goat cheese, 1 Tbs. honey, and 2 tsp. toasted chopped pistachios.

19. Lemon-Basil Butternut Slices Cut peeled butternut squash into 1/4-inch-thick slices; coat with cooking spray. Grill 20 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 Tbs. olive oil, 1 Tbs. lemon juice, 8 basil leaves, and 3 Tbs. raisins.

20. Grilled Bananas with Dulce de Leche Halve 4 firm bananas lengthwise, with skin on. Brush cut sides with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. Grill 5 minutes each side. Top 2 banana halves with 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt and 1 Tbs. prepared dulce de leche.