5 Flavorful Summer Grilling Recipes for Vegetarians

5 Flavorful Summer Grilling Recipes for Vegetarians

Grilling isn’t just for carnivores, especially during summer when produce is at its freshest. In fact, there many vegetables and types of fruit that taste great grilled.

Grill-friendly vegetables include bell peppers, zucchini, onions, corn, potatoes, asparagus, and tomatoes. The most grillable fruits include watermelon, peaches, apples, bananas, and figs.

Vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers alike can enjoy our 5 favorite summer-friendly vegetarian grilling recipes:

  1. Spicy Jerk Vegetables

In this recipe, three kinds of mushrooms are used, along with whole scallions, eggplant, and even fennel.

The jerk seasonings include allspice, garlic powder, cayenne, powdered ginger, nutmeg, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Working in batches, grill the seasoned vegetables over moderate heat.  A yogurt-scallion sauce recipe is included to compliment the spicy veggies, containing yogurt, minced scallions, and lime juice.

  1. Mixed Grilled Vegetables with Fonduta

Fonduta is Italian for a melted cheese sauce. Traditional throughout the Piedmont region of Italy, it adds a richness to vegetables like Portobello mushrooms, plum tomatoes, zucchini squash, and yellow squash.

Just season, lightly char, and bring milk and cream to a boil in a saucepan to make the fonduta. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano, strain the fonduta in a sieve, and serve alongside the grilled vegetables.

  1. Grilled Summer Squash Pizza

Yes, you can make pizza on the grill! Grilled pizza offers a fresh perspective on a family favorite, and this recipe for summer squash pizza is a great way to introduce it.

Prepare fresh dough as you usually would when making a pizza in the kitchen. Then, divide your pound of dough into four sections, making 8-inch circles. Dress your squash with seasoning and olive oil. Grill the squash and dough separately as directed, then combine ingredients to make your beautiful and delicious summer squash pizza.

  1. Grilled Peaches

And now – on to fruit! Peaches are delicious when grilled, and they only take about 15 minutes total. Simply combine olive oil and either agave nectar or honey in a small bowl and brush over the cut sides of the peaches.

Coat your grill rack with cooking spray and arrange the peach pieces cut side down. Cook the peaches until they are caramelized. Feel free to jazz them up with fresh herbs, ice cream, or granola.

  1. Grilled Fig Bruschetta

This recipe is a showoff – it looks great, and can be made as an appetizer while you’re warming the grill.

Preheat the grill to medium heat, string figs onto grilling skewers, and drizzle with olive oil. Place the skewers and French baguette slices on the grill. Cook for just a couple of minutes, chop the figs, sprinkle with bleu cheese or gorgonzola, and drizzle with honey. Voila!


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