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The Best Plant-Based Recipes to Make on the Grill

The Best Plant-Based Recipes to Make on the Grill
Eating a plant-based diet is much more a lifestyle than a fad. A plant-based diet is based on foods derived from plants with few or no animal products. However, a conscious decision to eat vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and fruits doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste along the way. We’ve put together seven delicious, grill-friendly recipes that will go a long way on your journey of mindful plant-based munching.

1. Grilled Portobello Burger

Everyone’s grilling go-to is a delicious burger! Put a plant-based twist on this classic by creating a flavorful Grilled Portobello Burger. Be sure to check that your Italian dressing does not contain dairy products before using it to marinate your mushroom. Finally, use a vegan cheese substitute instead of Parmesan to mix with your herbs, and top off your burger.


2. Summer Corn Salad with Poblano Chile

Bring the heat with this Summer Corn Salad with Poblano Chile. The combination of the fresh corn and cilantro will complement the smoky taste of the grilled Poblano pepper. This recipe calls for Cotija cheese, but can be adapted to fit your plant-based diet by using a cheese substitute or plant-based dressing.


3. Grilled Squash Succotash

In just a few quick steps, you’ll be able to whip up this flavorful Grilled Squash Succotash. Featuring corn, zucchini, squash, and cherry tomatoes, this recipe combines several textures and mixes them in perfectly with a bit of salt, pepper, and fresh chives. The original recipe includes bacon, but there are plenty of substitutes, like tofu, and other plant-friendly foods.


4. Grilled Watermelon, Heirloom Tomato and Blueberry Salad

Looking for the ultimate fresh fruit salad? This Grilled Watermelon, Heirloom Tomato and Blueberry Salad is just what you need for your next meal. It packs plenty of flavor into every bite and gives you a great alternative to your regular salad options. For added taste, replace the feta cheese with a crumbled vegan cheese.


5. "Martha Jane" Red Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers are a wonderful alternative, and a maybe even a necessity in every plant-based diet. This "Martha Jane" Red Veggie Burger gets its name from the red wine marinade used to infuse flavor into the mushroom. Grill your BUBBA burger® veggie patties and finish it with barbecue sauce. Be careful not to use barbecue sauce containing honey in order to stay consistent with your plant-based diet.


6. Black Eyed Pea & Dandelion Greens Salad

A blend of some of your favorite veggies, the Black Eyed Pea & Dandelion Greens Salad is a convenient four-step recipe that makes up to eight servings. Try this recipe with your friends and family to introduce them to the plant-based lifestyle.


7. Smoke Roasted Tomatoes

A simple appetizer or side, these Smoke Roasted Tomatoes will be a hit with your taste buds. Make sure you’ve got a smoker box on hand to make the most out of this recipe.

Whether you’re just beginning your plant-based journey, or you’re looking to spice up your cookbook, these recipes will give you everything you need for a delicious meal every time. Check out more of our plant-based, grill-friendly recipes by navigating to our Vegetables section on our recipes page.

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