7 Meatless BBQ Recipes

Grilled veggies galore!

Barbecue season is gearing up. Fun times in the sun with friends and family are plentiful. And, of course, so is the rich food.

Barbecues are occasions for friends and family to come together. Everyone should be able to enjoy themselves fully, regardless of dietary restrictions. That’s why we’re bringing you seven vegetarian barbecue recipes you can try at your next party. These appetizers and entrees are healthier, clean-eating, meatless alternatives to traditional BBQ fare.

Whether you’re committed to a vegetarian diet or simply looking for lighter options, these vegetarian barbecue recipes are sure to please. Filled with bright colors and juicy sauces, these meals are a great way to indulge a little without compromising your health.

1. Grilled Spicy Mediterranean Eggplant with Tomato Salad

Grilled Spicy Mediterranean Eggplants with Tomato Salad
Eggplants are an incredibly versatile ingredient. Although there are endless ways to cook them and bring out their juicy flavors, grilling is the perfect choice for barbecues.

2. Quinoa Lentil Burgers

Quinoa Lentil Burger
Made on a skillet or on a grill, these veggie burgers are a great meatless barbecue option. You can make them ahead of time and store in your freezer.

3. Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

Black Bean Mushroom Burgers
Low in calories, but high in flavor, these burger patties are made with black beans, mushrooms, and egg whites, then flavored with garlic, onions, chili powder, and pepper.

4. Basil & Olive Oil Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt
You’ve probably had plenty of good corn on the cob at barbecues, but this lightened version is made without all that butter. Instead, flavor with some basil and heart-healthy olive oil.

5. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans
This make-ahead bean side dish is intensely flavored with barbecue sauce and onions.

6. Deep Dish Tomato Pie

Deep Dish Tomato Pie Recipe
A cross between a quiche and a pizza, this deep dish creation combines tomato and loads of cheesy goodness. Everyone will want a slice!

7. Cilantro-Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes have dethroned regular potatoes. Sweet and colorful, they’re the perfect side dish to most barbecue dishes.

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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