Alfresco Fete | Summer Grilling Party Recipes - Vegetarian Times

Alfresco Fete

Head outside and fire up the grill to host a summer kebab and veggie-burger bash that makes the most of the season's offerings.
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When sunlight lingers into the evening and balmy breezes cool the heat of the day, where better to cook and catch up with friends than the airy surrounds of your own backyard? With the five recipes here, you can transform the season's crop into a Mediterranean-inspired outdoor feast for six. Lure your pals out onto the patio and grill up some kebabs, potatoes, and the best homemade veggie burgers you've ever tasted. Complement these with a colorful take on basil-tomato salad, and top it all off with a sweet, rich pie that harks back to a campfire favorite. No need to wait for an occasion — just get this party started!

On the Menu

Height-of-Summer Tomato Salad

Height of Summer Tomato Salad

This basil-infused salad showcases the incredible flavor of sun-ripened summer tomatoes.

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

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A secret binder makes these homemade veggie burgers hold together on a grill — overcooked pasta puréed with other party ingredients. 

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Fennel-Spiced Potato Wedges

Fennel-Spiced Potato Wedges

Fennel-Spiced Potato Wedges

These potato wedges can be parboiled up to a day ahead so that they’re ready to go on the grill whenever you’re ready to cook them.

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Vegetable Kebabs Agrodolce

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These grilled veggies taste great hot or cold. Soaking the radicchio in cold water before grilling keeps it from getting too bitter.

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Chocolate S'mores Pie

Chocolate S'mores Pie

Chocolate S'mores Pie

Campfire lovers rejoice: marshmallows may not be veg (they contain gelatin), but marshmallow crème is. A little of this decadent dessert goes a long way, so serve it in thin slivers.

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