Vegetarian grilling recipes

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

Serves 4-6 / If you can't find baby vegetables, use larger ones and cut into 2-inch pieces. Prep tip: If you have time, salt the eggplant and squash; leave in a colander for 30 minutes to draw out extra moisture, then rinse and pat dry. Serving tip: Great with Grilled Pita Bread. View recipe.

All-purpose Balsamic Marinade

This all-purpose marinade is great for grilling just about anything and totally simple to prepare. View recipe.

Quick Grilled Pita Bread

All you need is four ingredients to prepare this flavorful pita bread that makes a great accompaniment to grilled veggies or fish. View recipe.

Grilled Bananas with Frozen Yogurt and Maple Cream

Serves 4 / Serve these decadent grilled bananas alone, as a side to a tropical meal such as Caribbean jerk chicken, or to finish a Mexican dinner. You can also omit the butter and brown sugar altogether to save on fat and calories. If the halved bananas are difficult to handle, grill them on one side only; another option is to leave the peel on, grill, and remove peel after grilling, especially if the bananas are a bit too soft. View recipe.

Fresh Ricotta with Arugula and Flaxseed Pizza

Serves 4 (makes one 9-inch pizza) / Prep tips: Making ricotta is dead simple; leftovers are great on crackers. Of course, purchased ricotta would be fine, too. Whole flaxseeds provide a delectable crunch and added fiber; you could also use sunflower seeds. The combination of hot, creamy, cool, and crunchy is heavenly. View recipe.

Grilled Onion salad

Serves 6-8 / This salad of greens and delectably charred onions makes a perfect accompaniment to meat, chicken, or fish dishes.
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Vegetable Kabobs with Seitan

Serves 6-8 / Shish kabobs, traditional favorites usually made with sirloin steak, can be easily adapted. Quality metal skewers with notches are worth the extra cost; these will keep food from twisting every time you turn the kabobs on the grill. View recipe.

Grilled Portobellos

Serves 8 / Meaty, rich-tasting portobellos are fast becoming a vegetarian staple in fine restaurants. Serve alone or between slices of toasted sourdough Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 10 Minutes. View recipe.

Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Miso Vinaigrette

Serves 6 / Ingredient tip: Long, slender Japanese eggplant are lovely, but this side dish also works well with regular eggplant (slice crosswise into disks) or zucchini (slice lengthwise). Use leftover vinaigrette as a tasty salad dressing or marinade for fish. View recipe.

Foolproof Grilled Pizza Dough

Makes three 9- to 10-inch crusts or thirty 2-inch crusts / All-purpose flour gives the dough a light, silky quality; whole-wheat flour adds fiber and nutrients. Prep tip: This is a snap to make in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, but you can certainly do it by hand. View recipe.

Campfire Tofu Reuben

Serves 4 / Marinated baked tofu updates this classic sandwich, making it healthier and easier to prepare over any heat source. You can assemble sandwiches at home; wrap each in foil, keep cool, and transport to camp, ready to grill. Serve with coleslaw or fresh fruit. View recipe.