Heat Up Your Grill for a Vegetarian-Friendly Feast

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Barbecue season is in full swing, which is great news for everyone…except vegetarians. For people who don’t eat meat, cookouts can be frustrating. Not only are the main courses usually burgers or hot dogs, but popular sides like baked beans and pasta salad often have bacon or salami thrown in as well. But there’s no reason vegetarians have to be stuck eating corn on the cob and frozen veggie burgers. In fact, now’s the time to let summer produce steal the show. Caprese kabobs, Portobello mushroom burgers, sweet potato skewers and grilled peaches will have everyone at the party—even meat lovers—eating healthier and begging for more.
Appetizer: Grilled Caprese Kabobs
A caprese salad, which is usually tomato, mozzarella and basil, is always a hit. Try this grilled twist on it, which is a great way to use up tomatoes and basil from your garden!
Main Course: Portobello Mushroom Burger
Portobello mushrooms are a good source of fiber, low in calories and are a fantastic alternative to the traditional beef burger.
Side Dish: Grilled Sweet Potato Skewers
Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse and their sweet flavor makes them a favorite of both kids and adults.
Dessert: Sweet Grilled Peaches
When grilled, the sugar in the peaches caramelizes, making them a real treat. Make sure to pick out perfectly ripe peaches that aren’t mushy or have cuts or bruises.
Check out the recipes below.
What vegetarian-friendly dishes do you like to bring to a barbecue? Let us know in the comments below. And read these other posts if you’re interested in more vegetarian-based recipes:
Photo credit: Meal Makeover Moms

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