Amazing looking veggies grilled to perfection for a vegetarian grill recipe

Looking to use your grill for Vegetarian-friendly meals? We’ve got you covered! Check out these meatless grill adventures!

You’ve decided to go vegan or vegetarian…but you’re afraid that means no more delicious summer barbecue meals. Not true! There’s a lot of vegetarian grill options you can choose from.

We’ve laid out here the best vegetarian grill recipes to make your summer barbecues varied and, of course, just as appealing as any grilled meat-based feast. And not only will we present great grilled vegetarian meals you can try, but we’ll also discuss the best propane grill you can use when you want to try out these vegetarian grill ideas. If you are still looking for a grill, there are benefits of cooking with gas vs electricity.

Cleaning Your Grill

Delicious vegetables fresh off the propane grill

If vegetarianism is new to you and you’ve used your grill in the past to cook hamburgers and other meats, the first thing you might do is give your grill a good cleaning to remove any meat residue.

The two main things you’ll need to do a thorough cleaning job on your grill is a wire brush and plenty of elbow grease.

First, heat your grill up and close the lid; let the fire burn away any residue for about 30 minutes or so. Once the grill has cooled completely, it’s time to get to work!

It is NOT suggested to use any type of harsh chemical cleaning agents on your grill, as these chemicals can not only alter the taste of your food but can be harmful to your health as well. Just add some mild dish detergent to some warm water or use a combination of white vinegar and baking soda and scrub away.

Any removable grates can be placed into a bucket of warm water with dish detergent or the vinegar/baking soda combo and allowed to soak for 30 minutes.

Be sure to wash off everything with plain warm water to remove all cleaners and reassemble the grill. You’re now ready to start your vegetarian grilling adventure!

Meat Alternatives to Grill

Delicious veggies grilled over a propane grill

Hamburgers, chicken, and hot dogs might come immediately to mind when you think about grilling, but the fact is that there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that you have a diverse menu throughout the summer!

No, you do NOT have to give up grilling burgers if you’re a vegetarian! Here are some great (and great tasting) alternatives:

  • Black Bean Burgers (mashed black beans sauteed with onion, garlic, and pepper and pressed into patties)
  • Veggies Brats
  • Impossible Burgers (plant-based, cooks just like ground beef)
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Portobello Mushrooms (meaty and tender, great to use as a vegan burger)
  • Tempeh

Vegetarian Favorites

Alongside those burgers or brats, you can grill vegetables as well. Mushrooms, eggplant, and cauliflower are wonderful choices to put on the grill. Cauliflower steaks are a neat idea: take a couple of large heads of cauliflower and cut vertically through the steam to create a “steak” about 1-1.5 inches thick. Brush with olive oil and lemon juice and any spices for personal flavor, such as garlic, paprika, or black pepper. You can even add some brown sugar!

Unshucked corn on the cob placed on the grill for several minutes is maybe the best way you’ll ever enjoy corn on the cob (for added flavor, you can try shucking the corn and brushing with something like honey garlic sauce).

Fruit is a sweet choice when it comes to vegetarian grill ideas. You can, for instance, grill some pineapple slices and add them to a spinach and strawberry salad. Or put together grilled fruit kabobs with, for example, watermelon, peaches, pineapple, honeydew melon, strawberry, and banana. You can drizzle them with something like maple syrup and/or coconut oil before grilling if desired. Other tasty grilled kabob ideas include grilled brussel sprouts, grilled cauliflower, and tofu/vegetable (try baking the tofu at high heat to dry it out and add vegetables of choice, such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, and bell peppers of any color).

delicious veggie kabobs on the grill

Foil Pack Recipes

For easy clean up and quick grilling, try foil pack recipes. A great one is placing quartered red potatoes and adding olive oil, onion and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper onto a piece of foil (roll up each side to prevent dripping). Grill for 20 minutes. The potatoes will be perfectly seared on the outside and steamed on the inside.

You can also do this with quartered corn on the cob, carrots, onion, and zucchini, to give just a few examples. Brushing on Dijon mustard adds some spicy flavor you might love.

Grills From Our Trusted Partners

Okay, now you have several meatless ideas to toss on the grill…but what propane grill will you use? And how does propane gas affect the environment?

You can select the right propane grill for you from among those offered through Diversified Energy. Diversified Energy partners with some of the leading grill manufacturers in the U.S. You can choose from a wide range of models by BroilMaster, Green Mountain, and Wilmington. You can select classic grills or grills with the latest technologies, such as heat indicators, thermal sensors, and even WiFi to monitor food temperature and control your grill.

Gas Up Your Home

Grilling offers a lot of options, for vegetarians and meat eaters alike! If you are ready to make the change in your house, call us to get started!

Besides the grills themselves, Diversified can also supply the propane for your propane tank for grill. If you choose to add a gas line right from your main supply, Diversified can do that too! They’ll also deliver the propane you need when you need it, through their automatic “watchdog” delivery service.

So, enjoy your vegetarian grill recipes, your new grill, and peace of mind with Diversified Energy as your propane supply company. It’s going to be a great and delectable summer!