24 Vegetarian Grilling Ideas

It's safe to say that grilling is associated with meat, but nothing can replace the flavor that a good char brings out of fresh vegetables. These recipes are perfect for a summer barbecue and, to top it off, most can either be a side or main dish.

Corn on the Cob

“I had never grilled corn before, I’ve always boiled it and added flavor afterwards. This is simple, easy, quick, delicious and how I will make my corn from now on.”


Grilled Sweet Potatoes

"Delish! This was so simple both in preparation and in taste, which let the real flavor come through.”


Eggplant With Ricotta & Tomato

“Oh yes, capers and eggplant are my two favorites! How could this be anything but wonderful? We enjoyed this dish!"


Grilled Parmesan Potatoes

"I will definitely be making these all the time, they were delicious! I didn’t have red potatoes so I used russet potatoes. I loved them!”


Lemon Pepper Veggies

"Lovely, fresh grilled veggies! The lemon pepper and garlic are a great addition. I used a little less oil than specified, and we really enjoyed it!”


Foil-Wrapped Grilled Corn

“A great, basic recipe! It was very easy, and the corn turned out juicy and delicious. This is going to be my go-to recipe for corn on the grill from now on.”

-Samantha Q.

Grilled Eggplant

"I have made these twice now. I cooked them on the grill for our holiday cook-out and they had a delicious smoky, charbroiled flavor. These were so easy, and tasted great.”


Peaches with Whipped Cream & Caramel

“This was so yummy! I served it with ice cream and caramel sauce. I’ll definitely make this again. I think next time, some roasted pecans or some butter pecan ice cream would go perfectly!"


Portobellos With Pesto, Tomatoes & Feta

“Mmm, the taste of pesto tomatoes with feta cheese is out of this world. I just snuck a bit of chopped red pepper in also. I didn’t bother with a bun, and served them with a side salad. This made for a wonderful lunch!”

-Tea Jenny

Grilled Falafel

“Falafel can be a hit or miss with me. This recipe was delicious! It was lovely with rich flavors, and I loved the crunchy breadcrumbs on the outside. It’s easy to make, and a nice alternative to a meat-packed dinner!”


Simple Asparagus

“This was wonderful with simple instructions! The cooking time was about eight minutes on medium on a gas grill.”


Grilled "baked" Potatoes

"My husband is very, very picky about his baked potatoes. He doesn't like microwaved or parboiled potatoes. When I fixed this, he loved it. I will definitely be making these on the grill again."

-Kristi E.

Grilled Vegetables

“I really enjoyed the vegetables. I used mushrooms, green pepper, yellow and green squash. It had such a nice flavor.”


Veggie Sandwich

"This was so amazing! I made it as written, except I used whole wheat bolillo rolls for the bread. It was absolutely delicious, and we will definitely make it again."


Portabella Mushrooms

“I threw these on the grill after cooking some rib-eyes, and boy were they good! I hadn't thought of using thyme, but it complimented the earthy flavor of the portobellos. I cut the mushrooms in 8 pieces each and skewered them for kabobs, after covering them in herbs and spices. Very yummy and easy to make!”

-Aaron O.

Balsamic Asparagus

"Fantastic flavor! I put the leftover marinade in a small pan over the stove and reduced to a sauce to drizzle over the asparagus just before serving!”


Grilled Potatoes

“These were really easy and extremely tasty! I liked that we could have these prepped ahead of time and ready to go.”

-Dr. Jenny

Yellow Squash & Zucchini

"One thing I’ve learned about summer squash is that it helps to allow it to weep. It makes the squash not so soggy! Spread the slices on paper towel and salt both sides. Allow it to secrete moisture for a half hour. This is a must for eggplant. What a good dish!”

-Sharon S.

Orange-Glazed Grilled Pineapple

“Yummy! I made these as a side dish for grilled salmon. I prepared everything about an hour early, and let the pineapple slices sit in the marinade until grilling time. Next time, I'll serve them as a dessert with vanilla ice cream and a little extra marinade poured on top!”


Southwest Grilled Avocados

“This was a super avocado recipe, and a great way to incorporate some protein. I loved it and will probably make it during the winter in the oven as well.”


Grilled Flatbread

“This dough is delicious and super easy to make. I will be keeping this recipe and passing it on. I doubled it and added two teaspoons of honey to make flatbread pizzas. Delicious!”

-Chastity R.

Cambodian Grilled Corn

“So good! This was just like the corn you buy off the street vendors in Cambodia!”


Zucchini, Onions & Red Peppers

“This was simply outstanding. We just loved roasted vegetables. I was not successful in keeping the onions intact, so they went into the grill basket. The zucchini and peppers were cooked directly on the grill!”


Marinade for Grilled Vegetables

“What a great veggie marinade! I used yellow squash, zucchini, onion, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, orange bell peppers and vidalia onions. Delicious! I found that the yellow squash and zucchini really soaked up the flavor.”