Summer grilling season isn’t strictly for omnivores, though steaks, burgers and chicken get a ton of attention. For our fans of vegan cuisine, we’ve rounded up some top-rated veg-centric dishes that shine brightly after being kissed by flames outdoors. We’re breaking it down, course by course, with an emphasis on creating feasts that will satisfy everyone, even the dedicated meat eater.
Salads and Appies
A brief cook time over flames brings out the natural sweet quality in so many veggies, from corn to artichokes and asparagus. Seasoned pros know to wash, but skip drying, produce shortly before cooking. The little bit of moisture that remains helps in the cooking process.
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad
- Grilled Vegetable Salad
- Grilled Corn and Edamame Succotash
- Grilled Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
- Grilled Romaine
The Main Event
Load up some skewers, hand form a batch of veggie burgers, sear slices of tofu. There’s all sorts of ways to make a crave-worthy spread that’s free of any kind of animal product.
- Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
- Kidney Bean and Black Thai Rice Burgers
- Carrot “Hot Dogs”
- Eggplant Mixed Grill
- Cabbage on the Grill
- Arugula and Hummus Mini Pizzas
- Vegan Black Bean Burgers
A Big, Sweet Finish
You’ve gotta love summer for its spectacular selection of fresh fruits, a perfect way to end a meal. Plan ahead and cook fruit over the flames first, so it won’t pick up the savory flavors of the salads, appetizers and main courses cooked later.