49 Vegetarian Recipes for Summer

Don't get left out of the summer BBQ fun because you're a vegetarian. These meat-free meals are so good, even the most dedicated carnivores will want to give their burgers and dogs the boot and eat vegetarian year-round. Need more vegetarian ideas? Check out some ideas for keeping it low-carb, or these cheap and easy recipes for kids.

Grilled Cauliflower

"This was fan-tas-tic! Will definitely make again. Cooking the cauliflower on the grill gives it a nice smoky flavor and the parmesan cheese is great."


Cold Cucumber Soup

"This is an awesome soup for a scorching day when it's too hot to cook. It's simple, it's quick and my family loves it."

-4my boys

Zucchini Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto

"This was amazing! I'm a real pasta lover and never thought this would be as good as real pasta. I'll tell you, it was pretty darn close!"



"The combination of the mayonnaise and the apple cider vinegar makes this coleslaw almost a cross between a creamy slaw and a vinaigrette slaw, both of which we enjoy."

-Cindy Lynn

Easy Veggie Burgers

"Downright outstanding veggie burgers!"

-Kumquat the Cat

Grilled Balsamic Asparagus

"This was very easy to put together. I actually had all the ingredients on hand, which made it even better."


Vegan Corn Dogs

"I suggest making more batter than you need and frying the leftover as a side. A great quick meal!"


Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Hummus

"Oh man! I will be making this one again and again. What wonderful texture and taste; the cayenne and garlic give it a great bite and the roasted bell pepper contrasts with just a hint of sweetness."

-Lisa Pizza

Grilled Eggplant with Ricotta & Tomatoes

"We really enjoyed this easy, tasty side dish. We loved the addition of fresh basil."

-Dr. Jenny

Cauliflower Ceviche

"Everyone loved it. I like cauliflower so much. I’ll make it again during football season!”


Black Bean Burgers

"These are the most delightful burgers. They're a snap to make, they taste great and they're healthy."

-So Cal Gal

Chunky Guacamole

"Great tasting guacamole! It was so easy, hubby bought all the ingredients and threw it all together by himself."


Baked Summer Ziti

"This was such a good meat-free dinner. Even my meat-loving hubby loved it."


Vegetable Pancakes

"I loved these pancakes. Even though the vegetables were cooked, they had the perfect little crunch left."


Grilled Veggie Mix

"These are hands down the best grilled vegetables I've ever had. The olive oil, butter and lemon juice make all the difference in the world."

-Lucky Clover

Sweet, Creamy Coleslaw

"Wanted a no-fuss coleslaw recipe and this is it!"


Grilled Falafel

"I've never had falafel before, but if it's always this good I'll be having it more often. The flavor was fresh and wonderful."


Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

"This really is delicious. The tangy herb mayonnaise set off the vegetables very well."


Garden-Fresh Italian Eggplant

"Nice and easy. I used one big grocery store eggplant. Didn't soak it overnight and thought it was still tender enough. Added chopped fresh parsley after cooking."


Portobello & Poblano Tacos

"In these tacos, strips of meaty grilled portobello mushrooms get a quick toss with smoky chipotle powder and tangy lime juice."


Vegetarian Taco Pasta Salad

"This was delightful, with a nice mix of sweet and spicy flavors!"

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

Tofu Sloppy Joes

"Great recipe! It's quick, easy to make and hits the spot. As a vegetarian, I am always looking for new recipes full of protein. I will be making this one again."


Grilled Tomatoes

"I have so many tomatoes growing in the garden that I'm running out of ideas on how to use them. We really enjoyed them this way and loved the fresh flavors of this dish."

-Chef floWer

Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwiches

"The garlic mayonnaise is a fabulous touch. This has become one of my favorite sandwiches."


Hummus & Veggie Wraps

"This is an excellent wrap. It is light, refreshing and so flavorful."



Eat your spinach with a healthy dose of feta in this delicious Greek pastry.

Vegetable Pizza

"This pizza makes a great appetizer or finger food. They were very popular with all of my guests."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

"I can't even begin to explain how amazing these veggies taste. We are totally addicted to them."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Brazilian-Spiced Mushrooms

"We love these mushrooms, and love the spices in them too. I also added a small handful of green herbs."

-Leggy Peggy

Herb & Onions Frittata

"My husband made this easy and tasty frittata for brunch. It looked so pretty in the pan."

-Dr. Jenny

Goat Cheese & Onion Scones

"These scones are crunchy on the outside, with a great flaky, soft center and such a nice flavor."


Cilantro & Jalapeno Hummus

"This is a great recipe. It's so simple and tasty."


Szechuan Green Beans

"You can also make these without tofu and use any other protein you want."


Tomato, Cheese & Onion Muffins

"These muffins are just great. They have a lovely texture and a very balanced taste."


Oven-Fried Eggplant

"This is by far the best eggplant recipe I have ever tried. The slices came out crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside."


Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

"I've been trying recipe after recipe to find one that makes perfect bruschetta. This is it!"

-B H.

Edamame Salad

"We enjoyed this salad as a side with some veggie burgers. It is definitely something I will make again."


Summer Salad Sandwiches

"I eat a version of this sandwich almost every day. It's very delicious and good for you, too."


Spinach & Cheese Cakes

"These have a great, fresh flavor. I love how easy they are to make, and they come out like little muffins."


Spiced Vegetable Couscous

"This had just the right balance of flavors. I really liked the addition of the carrot ribbons."


Corn Kebabs

"This is delicious. I love the chili and cumin flavoring."


Roasted Beets

"This is a great way to roast beets. I've used it a number of times and it always comes out great."

-adopt a greyhound

Summer Vegetable Gratin

"This is definitely a 5-star recipe. It is delicious, and I love all of the colors."


Snow Pea Toss

"I loved this. It was so full of flavor I didn't need to add salt and pepper."


Sweet Potato Salad

"I used dill pickle relish instead of sweet pickle relish, and I added a pinch of sugar to the dressing. It was the best potato salad I have ever made!"


Vegetable Quesadillas

"This made such a wonderful lunch. I loved that it was so simple to make."


Grilled Pepper & Cheese Quesadillas

"This was an amazing lunch I just loved it."


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

"These are so simple but so tasty. I love the addition of sweet onions."


Make-Ahead Tofu Salad

"This recipe is seriously amazing. We have some dedicated carnivores in the family, and it still managed to make it into our weekly repertoire."