Top 16 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

The Grill is a Great Way to Cook Everything

Just because you are not throwing a steak on the grill doesn't mean it isn't the perfect way to cook. Intense heat and an open flame mean flavor for everything that hits the cooking grate. Try these fantastic vegetarian recipes any time. The secret is great fruit, vegetables, and other dishes are the appropriate heat and a watchful eye. 

While vegetarian, these recipes are not all vegan. Substitutions may need to be made to maintain a vegan diet.

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    Hot Asparagus and Tomato Salad
    Hot Asparagus and Tomato Salad. Westend61/Getty Images

    My favorite way to cook asparagus is on the grill. It really helps to bring out its natural flavor. Be careful not to overcook it, though, asparagus should have a little crunch.

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    Grilled Asparagus Tacos

    Grilled Asparagus Tacos
    Grilled Asparagus Tacos. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A great recipe for "Meatless Monday" or vegetarian meals. Asparagus spears are taken to the grill, placed into warmed whole grain tortillas, topped with chunky salsa, and cotija cheese. A veritable feast without all the meat. If inclined, try with a fresh batch of guacamole and Mexican crema to change up the flavor profile.

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    Sweet and Spicy Paneer Kebabs Recipe
    Sweet and Spicy Paneer Kebabs Recipe. Regarding BBQ, Inc

    This is a great fusion dish inspired by both Indian and Chinese cooking.  Don't be afraid of the spicy part. The chili sauce is relatively mild and the sweetness of the sauce offsets this component quite nicely. Serve with rice pilaf or fresh naan bread for a delicious vegetarian meal.

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    Grilled Ratatouille
    Grilled Ratatouille. Jim Norton/Getty Images

    This is a tasty grilled vegetarian recipe that is full of flavor and makes a delicious meal. Ratatouille is a traditional French Provincial recipe made from the last things harvested from the garden.

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    Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita
    Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita. Westend61/GettyImages

    This is a traditional eggplant dip (or Baba Ghanoush) prepared on the grill. Roasting the eggplant over an open flame adds a depth of flavor that is key for this dish.

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    Grilled Greek Style Eggplant and Squash
    Grilled Greek Style Eggplant and Squash. Stefan Bettschen/Getty Images

    This is a quick and delicious way to prepare vegetables any time of the year. Look for squash and eggplant that are firm so they can hold up to the grill.

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    Greek Grilled Pizza
    Greek Grilled Pizza. Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

    There's no better way to cook a pizza than on the grill. This high, dry heat makes it the perfect pizza oven. This Greek-inspired pizza is loaded with refreshing flavors and sure to make everyone happy.

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    Jicama Slaw

    Jicama Slaw
    Jicama Slaw. Annabelle Breakey/Getty Images

    This flavorful slaw is great served on sandwiches or all by itself. The unique blending of flavors gives this dish a slightly spicy and very rich appeal.

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    Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
    Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes. dirkr/Getty Images

    These grilled tomatoes are rich in flavor, yet simple to prepare. Remember to look for large ripe tomatoes for this recipe.

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    Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas
    Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas. Bayside/Getty Images

    Grilled bananas are delicious. Make sure that you have a well-oiled grate before putting the banana pieces on. You won't want them to stick, ruining your dessert. By leaving the bananas in the peel they will hold up better on the grill. Add vanilla ice cream and liquor as a finishing touch. 

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    Grilled Vegetable Panini
    Grilled Vegetable Panini. Jim Scherer/Getty Images

    Refreshing and delicious, grilled vegetables add so much flavor to these panini sandwiches. Enjoy with your favorite side salad and a cool drink. 

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    Miso Barbecue Eggplant
    Miso Barbecue Eggplant. Ian O'Leary/Getty Images

    This Japanese-style grilled eggplant is absolutely delicious. The miso baste gives this eggplant a slightly tart, but sweet flavor that is absolutely fantastic. Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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    Grilled Garlic Mushrooms
    Grilled Garlic Mushrooms. Carl Tremblay/Getty Images

    This simple portabello mushroom recipe can be served in multiple ways.  They can be served as a side dish or appetizer, but they can also be grilled ahead of time and added to soups and stews.  The grilled flavor with add a bright quality to most home cooked meals

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    Marinated Vegetable Kebabs
    Marinated Vegetable Kebabs. Rachel Slepekis/Getty Images

    These quick and easy veggie kebabs make a great main or side dish. You can even put them together and freeze them for when you need a quick, grilled meal. 

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    Grilled Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Dip
    Grilled Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Dip. Rita Maas/Getty Images

    This flavorful dip is great for any occasion. Try it at your next cookout or Super Bowl party. If you're not fond of feta cheese, you can always use crumbled blue cheese instead.

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    Grilled Honey Apricots
    Grilled Honey Apricots. John Gagne/Getty Images

    This sweet and buttery grilled apricot dish goes well with ice cream or with a soft cheese like Brie.