15 Meatless Grilling Ideas
Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and try out some new recipes. Forget steaks and wings, though. These meatless grilling ideas will have you running to the farmers' market for fresh produce to imbue with smoky taste and flavorful char marks. Try international flavors like Bulgogi-Spiced Tofu Wraps or Smoky Fajita Tacos. Or stick with more traditional grilling fare, such as Homemade Black Bean Burgers and Carrot Hot Dogs. No matter what delicious recipes you grill up, we're sure you won't miss the meat when you bite into one of these meatless grilled recipes.
Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
If you think tofu is flavorless, then this recipe is ready to change your mind. With a marinade made from Sriracha, sesame oil, and soy sauce, every bite is bursting with flavor.
Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos
Gooey cheese, bright pesto, and rich pine nuts are layered into these delicious mushroom caps. This is an excellent dish for making as a vegetarian main or side dish.
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Toss your frozen veggie burgers aside, and make this juicy homemade variety instead. Full of southwestern flavor, these burgers are just begging to be topped with some pepper Jack cheese and fresh guacamole.
Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas
Reviewer Jillian says, "Delicious! No matter what combination of veggies you use this is going to be good. This is a great base to get creative and use what you may have on hand or fresh from your garden."
Smoky Avocado Fajitas
Avocados, bell peppers, and onions are tossed in a smoky marinade before hitting the grill for a double dose of flavor. As is, the recipe is vegan-friendly, but for vegetarians, recipe creator Elaine Nash recommends serving it with some shredded cheese and sour cream.
Tempeh Kabobs with Moroccan Couscous
A little sweet and a little salty, this African-inspired recipe makes for a hearty plant-based meal. "The marinade was great and my family who usually won't eat tempeh or mushrooms actually ate them and said they tasted good," says teekay.
California Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Layer up grilled vegetables in this star-worthy sandwich. "Wow, now this is veggie heaven," says Jillian. "What a fabulous sandwich that's not only bursting with vibrant colors but it's also bursting with a lot of flavor!"
Elote Bowl with Grilled Pineapple
Packed with a world of flavors and textures, this elote bowl is sure to be a new favorite. Corn and pineapple are grilled to smoky perfection before being tossed with rice, cilantro, and Cojita cheese.
Perfect Grilled Tofu
This versatile tofu recipe is excellent in a sandwich, over a salad, or just served on its own with a dipping sauce. For an extra chewy texture, try freezing and thawing the tofu beforehand.
Carrot Hot Dogs
Once they're tucked into a bun with your favorite toppings, no one will even notice that these are carrot-based hot dogs.
Baked Potatoes on the Grill with Onion
This is the perfect recipe for melt-in-your-mouth potatoes. Each spud is sliced and layered with butter and sweet onions, all of which meld together into one rich dish when wrapped in foil and grilled.
Warm Grilled Peach and Kale Salad
If you're looking for an unusual dish that will wow guests, then look no further than this recipe. Sweet peaches get a hint of smoke from the grill before getting layered into a salad with earthy kale and salty goat cheese.
Italian Grilled Eggplant Caprese
Get all the bold flavor of caprese salad with the added heartiness of sliced eggplant. These are excellent on their own, or served on buns with a little drizzle of pesto.
Bulgogi-Spiced Tofu Wraps with Kimchi Slaw
This light main dish is packed with bold flavor thanks to a sweet and spicy gochujang honey vinaigrette. If serving a crowd, set up all the elements — tofu, slaw, and lettuce cups — for guests to build their own wrap.
Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa
Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these grilled polenta rounds make the perfect vehicle for tangy black bean salsa.