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Aug 27, 2008 12:21 PM

Vegetarian options for BBQ

We are hosting a neighborhood get together, with a menu centered around BBQ. I will be doing pulled pork and a brisket. Sides will be traditional BBQ fare: beans, collards, corn on the cob, cole slaw and wonder bread.

What do I offer the vegeterian attendees? I plan on leaving the bacon out of the beans, but I would love some other good ideas that fit with menu as a whole. In other words, I would prefer not to have a random tofu curry for the non-meat eaters, alongside the que.

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  1. skewers of grilled and marinaded veggies are always good, along with cornbread. If you want to move slightly away from a BBQ motif, one of those Bisquick Impossible pies made with cheese, onion and broccolli(or aspargus) is usally a hit with my vegetarian friends - even the non-vegetarians love it. Add some ham or cooked bacon or sausage it's pretty good too for them. And it's easy, re-heats well

    1. Would definately do kabobs of vegies. And of course a fantastic salad. I'm not vegitarian but love to fill up on great vegies. Also, something no one does anymore but big pita pockets, cut in half to have salad in a pocket. Makes a nice sandwich for those not doing the meat.

      1. How about BBQ beans (the usually have bacon, but can be made without). And some sort of rice or pasta salad. A great potato salad and slaw are both things vegetarians can eat.

        1. Grilled veggies are fantastic....bell peppers, onions, zucchini, asparagus, skewered cherry tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, etc etc. I usually cut everything into big strips, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and then toss them on the grill.

          They're hugely popular with the carnivores too, so I'd make alot!

          1. Halloumi and vegetable kabobs
            Grilled vegetable panzanella
            BBQed portobellos
            Jalapeno cornbread and white bean dip
            New potato salad