Meatless Summer barbecue recipes that are sure to please

Meatless Summer barbecue recipes that are sure to please

Summer is officially upon us! And I’m pretty sure if you looked up “summer” in any credible dictionary, you would find the words “barbecue” and “grills” as suitable synonyms (ok, maybe not exactly). In my drive to get summer-tastic, I’ve pledged to make more meatless dinners and incorporate more veggies in my mains. I know I’m not alone in this, so I’ve put together a list of non-meat dishes I want to try when firing up the grill.

Tamarind Squash & Halloumi Skewers

Source: bbcgoogdfoods.com

Source: bbcgoogdfoods.com

This recipe incorporates what has recently become one of my favourite things in the whole world- halloumi. Who knew it was so darn tasty?? I’ve been trying it in things like roasted peppers, but will be sure to give this one a shot.

Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin Spiced Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Source: food52.com

Source: food52.com

What's there not to like about avocado in all its forms? It’s so versatile, and I’ve not come across any recipe I haven’t loved it in, so this one’s got me all kinds of excited!

Tofu Kebab with Cilantro Sauce

Source: marthastewart.com

Source: marthastewart.com

Tofu’s long been a vegetarian staple. But let’s be real – it can be a tad bland sometimes. I can’t wait to see how one of my favourite herbs transforms these tofu chunks into heavenly bites.

Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna

Source: sparkpeople.com

Source: sparkpeople.com

I’ve tried tuna steaks as a healthy alternative to beef steaks, and have been pleasantly surprised as to how the meaty texture tuna has when it’s cooked does wonders to trick my meat-craving brain into thinking I’m chowing down some solid carne, all while getting all those good Omegas in. I’m thinking this recipe bound to be a winner.

Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi & Pesto Burgers

Source: vegiebelly.com

Source: vegiebelly.com

Ok, I’ve already confessed my halloumi addiction, but I must say I’ve got a strong affinity to pesto too! Egglant when done right is so creamy and delish, this recipe sound like a guaranteed yum feast.

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Vegetables

Source: cravingsomethinghealthy.com

Source: cravingsomethinghealthy.com

Well, you know I’ve got to sneak a jerk recipe from my homeland in there. If you like spicy food, I think this one will be right up your ally too.

Grilled Nectarines with Pecan Crumble

Source: recipes.sainsburys.co.uk

Source: recipes.sainsburys.co.uk

I’ve never tried grilling fruits before, and this recipe sounds amazing, can’t wait to try. Talk about impressing your friends with a non-ice-cream dessert!

I’m excited to invite round some friends for some healthy alternative to traditional bbq foods. I think these will be fairly straight forward to make (because I’m all about keeping it simple when I’m cooking for big numbers), so not too challenging.

By the way, if you don’t have a real deal grill, or can’t be bothered to fire it up for a small family meal, why not give these disposable ones a shot? They’re super economical and are bound to cut down on your clean-up time.

 
 

So, move over fatty hamburgers; hello healthy grilled treats. Let me know how you get on with your meat-free summer fiestas!

Cath Kidston (UK) Avenue USA