Meat-Free Grilling Ideas

Satisfy your vegetarian friends and bring a welcome splash of color to your summertime events by throwing vegetables and fruit on the grill. From lemony charred cactus to creamy seared feta, these interesting meat-free grilling ideas are sure to please all of your guests.

Whether cooked over coals or under a broiler, tender halved baby artichokes have a delicate yet concentrated flavor and a crisp exterior. See the recipe for Grilled Baby Artichokes »

Preparing Cactus Paddles

Clean cactus paddles by removing any spines and with a potato peeler – peel the skin off the outer sides. Brush paddles with olive oil and place on grill for about ten minutes flipping once halfway until they start to become tender. Once done, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and season with salt and pepper.

A Dozen Meat-Free Grilling Ideas

Place shucked corn on the grill for about 4 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly grill on all sides.

Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Grilled Peaches with Honey-Almond Streusel

These succulent grilled peaches are topped with almond flour streusel and drizzled with acacia honey, a sweet, unexpected treat for dessert or brunch. Get the recipe for Grilled Peaches with Honey-Almond Streusel »

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Shiitake Mushroom with Chile and Thyme

Grilled Shiitake Mushroom with Chile and Thyme

Potatoes

Combine chopped red, purple, and russet potatoes with sliced onions, herbs de provence, coarse sea salt and olive oil in a tightly sealed tinfoil packet and place on grill for thirty minutes, shaking the tinfoil packet occasionally to evenly cook. Get the recipe for Potatoes Roasted with Saffron »

Radicchio

Cut radicchio into wedges and drizzle with olive oil, place directly onto grill and cook for a few minutes on each side until it starts to char. Top with a shaved cheese like manchego. Get the recipe for Baked Radicchio Tardivo di Treviso »

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until charred and smoky, and then topped with blue cheese and bacon for this satisfying salad. Get the recipe for Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon »

Grilled Squash and Scallions with Chile-Honey Vinaigrette

Grilling adds smokiness to summer squash, a flavor that chef Steven Satterfield of Atlanta’s Miller Union balances with bright ingredients like vinegar, chile, and honey. Get the recipe for Grilled Squash and Scallions with Chile-Honey Vinaigrette »

Strawberries

Skewer a couple of hulled strawberries with a twig of rosemary. Place on the grill for approximately 2 minutes until they start to char. Take off grill and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.