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Jun 18, 2011 07:20 AM

Trying to eat vegetarian but love to grill!

We are looking for suggestions for main courses that can be done on the grill on the summer. We grill plenty of veggies but what else?
Thank you in advance!

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      1. Have you tried grilling portabella mushrooms as "burgers"? They have a big flavour (with a little bbq sauce if you wish) and go well on a bun. Almost like a burger. I did this for my then, vegetarian daughter and she loved it.

        If you can find veggie burgers that don't make you gag (I am sure there must be some out there) you can try that.

        And if you like tofu, you can marinate it in some oil and herbs, then thread cubes of it onto bamboo skewers (make sure to soak them first!) with veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, or any other veggie you like.

        Hope this helps.

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        1. re: Godslamb

          Portobello mushrooms taste great, but they can be a little watery as burgers, so use a sturdier bun or it'll become soggy really fast.

          1. re: piccola

            Really? I never had that problem. Maybe it is also because I used provolone on it as well?

            1. re: Godslamb

              Yeah, I can see how that would create a waterproof barrier. :)

              I've had good luck using English muffins as buns, they hold up well to the mushroom juice.

        2. I cook eggplant parmesan (everything but fried) on the grill every summer. Or choose a firmer variety like green brinjal, which I don't batter.

          Grilled panzella (grill the squash, asparagus, tomatoes)

          1. Greens on the grill are delicious, so is radicchio. Also try halloumi cheese. It doesn't melt, it just gets crispy and tastes like salty heaven.

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            1. re: Isolda

              Oh, that reminds me...I love endive on the grill. Cut in half- I brush with olive oil and get some grill marks, sprinkle with a bit of S & P, lemon juice and crumble feta, parsley and oil cured olives over the top. It seems to go well with all summer dishes!