20 Grilled Vegetarian Entrees

Celebrate the best of fresh summer flavor with rich, meatless main dishes from the grill.

  • Veggie Grilled Pizza
    Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

    Veggie Grilled Pizza

    Bring out the best in smoky grilled vegetables by pairing them with an unexpected flavor partner: fresh mint. This pizza, loaded with fresh summer veggies, earned outstanding reviews as a main dish. Cut the pie into smaller slices for appetizer portions.
  • Grilled Halloumi Pitas
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

    Grilled Halloumi Pitas

    The saltiness of halloumi cheese is a good balance for the smoky-tasting grilled peppers in this pita sandwich. Be careful not to cut the cheese too thin, or it will be hard to work with on the grill
  • Grilled Tofu with Ratatouille Vegetables
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Grilled Tofu with Ratatouille Vegetables

    Introduce tofu to the grill with this easy, veggie-heavy recipe. The tofu and veggies grill together, brushed evenly with a vibrant orange juice marinade, making the dish a breeze to prepare and a cinch to clean up after.
  • Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Farmers’ Market Sandwiches

    Are you ready for the best sandwich you’ve ever tasted? Celebrate the rich flavors of summer by stacking delicious ciabatta bread with hearty portions of grilled, zucchini, red onion, basil, eggplant, and tomato. Top with provolone and prepare for a feast.
  • Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables

    Leftover charred vegetables and fresh herbs create a simple and satisfying vegetarian entree. For a heartier version, stir in two cups chopped chicken.
  • Grilled Eggplant Provolone
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Grilled Eggplant Provolone

    For an elegant alfresco dinner that’s still easy on the prep time, make a main dish featuring grilled eggplant topped with melted provolone cheese. Top with grilled salsa and pair with a small green salad for a pleasing summer dinner in about 30 minutes.
  • Grilled Vegetable Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Grilled Vegetable Salad

    Salads are always a hit in summer; they’re easy to make, full of fresh flavor, and don’t heat up the kitchen. Top your mixed salad greens with smoky grilled vegetables to add depth of flavor and a texture contrast for your palate. Top with a pistachio vinaigrette and crumbled goat cheese for extra richness.
  • Ginger-Sesame Grilled Tofu Steaks
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Ginger-Sesame Grilled Tofu Steaks

    All you need to complete this meal is a side of steamed snow peas, sugar snap peas, or asparagus. Draining the tofu on paper towels helps it absorb more marinade and ensures maximum flavor when it hits the grill.
  • Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
    Oxmoor House

    Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd pleaser. We suggest filling yours with a robust mixture of spinach, garlic, oregano, and Parmesan cheese and serving the caps with a small summer salad. Enjoy this dish outside while you savor the slow summer sunsets.
  • Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Roquefort Dressing

    Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Roquefort Dressing

    When grilled to perfection, eggplant peel is slightly crusty--a nice contrast to its tender, moist flesh. Roasted eggplant makes a hearty sandwich when combined with a coarse-textured bread, such as an Italian ciabatta or sourdough.
  • Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
    Randy Mayor

    Grilled Vegetable Lasagna

    Grilling the vegetables deepens their flavors, which makes for a delicious vegetarian entrée. To speed preparation, use no-boil lasagna noodles; the baking time remains the same.
  • Overstuffed Grilled Vegetable-Feta Sandwiches
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Overstuffed Grilled Vegetable-Feta Sandwiches

    Sky-high sandwich stackers provide filling meals that are perfect for picnics or on-the-go summer outings. Grape tomatoes, red onion, and a mix of yellow squash and zucchini star in this easy recipe, which calls for time-saving ingredients including presliced veggies and bottled salad dressing.
  • Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

    Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza

    Store-bought pizza dough speeds prep time on this easy summer dish. Pizza provides the perfect opportunity to use festive seasonal toppings. Try sliced peaches; the grill helps them release their natural sweetness, adding a fun zip to the pie. If you haven’t tried fresh-from-the-grill pizza before, prepare to be wowed.
  • Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tagine
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tagine

    Grilled bell peppers and red onion get a hearty flavor infusion from a short stint in a vinegar-and-olive-oil marinade before hitting the grill for a quick roast. The grilled veggies, served over couscous, add smoky flavor to this Mediterranean-inspired main dish meal.
  • Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

    Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

    A delicious way to complement the rich flavor of grilled eggplant is by adding a tangy tahini-yogurt sauce. Tahini, sesame paste, adds a Asian-inspired flavor and transports this easy dinner dish to a delightfully tasty status.
  • Grilled Vegetables with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

    Grilled Vegetables with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

    Serve a pick-up style dinner by loading a pretty party platter with freshly grilled summer veggies such as tomatoes, button mushrooms, radicchio, and eggplant. Pair with a tangy dipping sauce and let guests help themselves to this meatless main.
  • Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Spicy Grilled Tofu
    Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Spicy Grilled Tofu

    Bring Asian-inspired flavor to the table. Grilled firm tofu adds robust flavor to crisp lettuce wraps. Let the kids know they’ll be eating “lettuce tacos” tonight; they'll be thrilled!
  • Grilled Vegetables with Potato Cakes
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Grilled Vegetables with Potato Cakes

    Serve a stacker of a main dish by loading homemade potato cakes with smoky grilled vegetables. Use a jarred fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce to save time and add rich flavor.
  • Grilled Polenta with Tomatoes and White Beans
    Oxmoor House

    Grilled Polenta with Tomatoes and White Beans

    Nothing beats the smoky flavor from the grill, especially when you’re bringing out the rich flavor of polenta. The grilled polenta adds depth to an easy summer salad, prepared with cannellini beans and chopped fresh rosemary.
  • Grilled Pizza with Smoked Tofu and Roasted Red Peppers
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Grilled Pizza with Smoked Tofu and Roasted Red Peppers

    With its firm texture, smoked tofu shreds easily and replaces some of the cheese that traditionally tops pizza.
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