I am done with grilling for the summer, y'all. It's getting too hot out there. I'll pick it back up in the fall. But I know for a lot of you, grilling season is just getting under way. I thought it would be useful and fun to do a round up of grilling posts here. Also, I am always looking for more grilling inspiration. If you've grilled something vegan recently or make something later this summer, leave me a comment with a link. I'd love to see it!
One of the first things to come to mind when people think of outdoor grilling is burgers. These Black Bean Burgers can go right on the grill grate, as they use vital wheat gluten to bind the ingredients. I like this one served with guacamole, pickled jalapeño slices and red onion.
Black Bean-Portobello Burgers are also awesome. They nee to be baked first, but then they just takes a few minutes to warm and crisp up on the grill. I've been topping mine recently with chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.
These Sliders, made from lentils, mushrooms, and quinoa, are something different for a party. I like these Texas style: with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and mustard.
Sandwich fillings are also great prepped on the grill. I haven't been able to get enough of these Grilled Eggplant Muffulettas lately. For ease, I take all of the sandwich fixings out to the patio with me and make the sandwich outside.
Sometimes the sandwiches are unconstructed, and we can put together our own at the table, or eat everything as components.That's when the Versatile Vegetable Grill comes in handy.
You can make soup from grilled veggies, such as this Grilled Vegetable and Lentil Soup, made from the vegetables above.
Tex-Mex is my go-to cuisine, and a big pile of grilled, cumin-spiked vegetables becomes Tortilla Soup.
Probably our favorite grilled Tex-Mex dish is Portobello Fajitas. I like to grill extra vegetables and use them as an enchilada filling the next day.
When corn is in abundance, this Grilled Corn Salsa hits the spot.
Grills are terrific for preparing stir fries, like Grilled Seitan and Vegetables with Peanut Sauce and Sweet and Spicy Tofu and Broccoli.
Indian recipes that are typically prepared in a tandoor are naturals for the grill. Tandoori Seitan comes off the grill flavorful and chewy.
Tofu Tikka is smoky and delicious.
Both of the above recipes are terrific with a side of Dry Okra.
You can even grill fruit, like Pineapple, for a sweet side or dessert.
Finally, if this has inspired you to cook some vegetarian food on the grill and you need some information on equipment and techniques, do read The Great Grilling Post to get you started.