20 Vegetarian Grill Recipes

Here are all the best vegetarian grill recipes for the season! These summer favorites feature everything from burgers to side dishes to salads.

Vegetarian grill recipes

When grill season rolls around, most people might think of burgers or hot dogs. But turns out, the grill is ideal for vegetables too! Yep, no need to load it up with meat. You can make endless recipes featuring the most delectable vegetables of the season: even main dishes like burgers and irresistible grilled sandwiches.

Here are our top vegetarian grill recipes that satisfy any eater! Start with our grillable veggie burger that doesn’t fall apart on the grill (really!). Then there are skewers, tasty grilled sandwiches, and even grilled eggplant Parmesan. Accessorize with a grilled vegetable side dish and you’re good to go. Ready to light the grill?

And now…our top vegetarian grill recipes!

Grilled dessert recipes to pair

What to pair with these vegetarian grill recipes? Grilled desserts, of course! Here are some fun ideas for grilled dessert recipes:

  • Grilled Apples a La Mode Grill them with sugar and spices until tender, then serve them with “a la mode” with melty vanilla ice cream.
  • Grilled Pineapple Here’s how to grill pineapple perfectly! It’s so easy and comes out smoky and juicy: serve drizzled with honey or topped with vanilla ice cream.
  • Grilled Bananas a La Mode Everyone will rave! Flavored with maple, cinnamon and nutmeg, and topped with melty ice cream.
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Ultimate Grilled Veggie Burger | A Couple Cooks

Grilled Veggie Burger


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This mouthwatering veggie burger recipe is slathered with barbecue sauce and doesn’t fall apart on the grill! One of the best vegetarian grill recipes you’ll find.


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Ingredients

For the burger

  • 2 cups cooked white rice (1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 15-ounce can Simple Truth Organic Garbanzo Beans
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg white**
  • Barbecue sauce

To serve


Instructions

  1. Make the rice according to the package instructions or use our Instant Pot method. If making the rice directly before grilling, quickly cool it by spreading the rice into a single layer on a sheet pan and placing it in the freezer for 2 minutes until it cools. Otherwise, you can make the rice in advance and refrigerate until using.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium heat.*
  3. Mince the garlic and onion. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the the onion and saute for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for for 2 more minutes until golden and translucent. Remove from the heat.
  4. Roll over the walnuts with a rolling pin until they are fine and crumbly.
  5. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Place them in the bottom of a large bowl and mash them with a fork. Mash until about 90% of the garbanzo beans are mashed; a few can remain whole.
  6. Measure out 2 cups of the rice and add it to the bowl with the garbanzo beans. Then add the onion and garlic mixture, 2 tablespoons olive oil, walnuts, flour, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper. Mix together, smashing any rice clumps so that everything mixes evenly. Stir in 1 egg white, then mix until everything comes together into a sticky dough.
  7. Using your hands, form five or six 1-inch thick patties by firmly patting and squeezing the dough together (making 5 results in a very thick burger; making 6 makes moderate-sized burgers). Set the patties on a baking sheet or plate for grilling. Brush both sides of the burgers with olive oil.
  8. Place the burgers on a grill and grill for 10 to 12 minutes on one side, until firm and grill marks appear. Gently flip the burgers and brush them with barbecue sauce. Grill for an additional 10 to 12 minutes on the other side, then serve immediately.
  9. To serve, place the burgers on a bun, topped with guacamole or another creamy sauce, tomato and lettuce (or other burger toppings of your choosing).
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegetarian grill recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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