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Jun 26, 2014 05:23 AM

Grilling ideas needed

Looking for vegetarian main dish, cook out ideas. No mushroom or eggplant, please. I've made grilled pepper sandwiches in the past but am looking for something new. What am I missing?

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  1. Grilled pizza/flatbread?

    Veggie burgers

    If dairy is ok, grilled haloumi or paneer tikka is awesome.

    I also really love the Field Roast frankfurters. They are made with wheat gluten, not processed soy.

    1. Bruschetta options are endless! Toppings can run from savory to sweet and are easy to translate into an entree with larger slices of bread.

      As another poster noted flatbread pizza. The toppings like bruschetta are endless. A combination of kale, roasted squash and goat cheese is very good.

      Entree salads are fun too. You could do Ina's roasted veggie and orzo one. Really good and you could add tofu and/or different cheeses to up the protein.

      1. I should mention I'm trying to get away from standard burger/hot dog fare. Gardein burgers are great and all, but so boring. I very much like the flatbread pizza idea.

        1. Grilled pizza or flatbread is delicious! You can grill some of the veggies before adding them as toppings.

          Grilled veggies to stuff quesadillas or tacos are great too. Zucchini, peppers, corn, onions would be good for this. You can also use the grill to char the tortillas, or make the quesadillas.

          Love the suggestion to grill veggies before adding them to pasta or orzo. I always grill extra veggies to add to pasta the next day, or to make a cold pasta salad.

          Grilled corn is perfect on its own!

          Grilled tomato halves are delicious eaten with bread and some fresh basil, maybe some balsamic reduction and cheese. Makes a beautiful presentation too.

          Stuffed zucchini or peppers can be done on the grill, just pre cook your fillings (beans, quinoa, rice, veggies, sauce, etc.).

          You could try an Asian-inspired grilled meal with grilled marinated tofu, zucchini, onions, etc. like you'd get at Benihana? Grilled cabbage might work here too.

          Grilled romaine and other lettuces make a beautiful nontraditional Caesar salad.

          Grilled fruits are great for summer--try pineapple slices or peach halves.

          I looooove grilled garlic bread. My mother used to take a whole loaf or baguette, slice in half lengthwise, spread each with butter/margarine/olive oil (whatever you prefer) and lots of minced garlic (or you can just rub with a garlic clove) and then grill until toasty and golden brown. Also good with fresh minced parsley or grated sharp cheese on top.

          1. Corn on the cob. Balls of fresh Mozzarella. Grilling veggies (sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplant) filled with feta cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches. and Grilled pineapple for dessert.