Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata)
Chiles lend heat to this smoky dip from Kea, Greece. Get the recipe for Eggplant and Parsley Dip (Melintzanosalata) ». Penny De Los Santos

Deep in the throes of summer barbecue season, when backyard grills are brimming with hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs, we don’t want to leave vegetarians out of the fun! Here are over 20 veggie-friendly recipes to start any summertime meal that are sure to please herbivores and carnivores alike. Try one — or two or three! — at your next backyard gathering.

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