This list of vegetarian summer recipes is perfect for your next cookout or party. These recipes are so delicious, even the meat eaters will be making room on their plate for these dishes!

When you think of a cookout or summer barbecue, you generally think of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, right? While I have no problem with omnivores enjoying a burger, sometimes the vegetarians get left behind. We’re stuck with a salad made of hamburger condiments and a pile of coleslaw. But not anymore.

Vegetarian Appetizer Ideas

Start the party with one of these delicious appetizer recipes! From dips to small bites, these are great for a barbecue! Many of these can be made in advance so you can enjoy the summer night!

street corn salad

Mexican Street Corn

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Grilled Polenta with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes

Fig and Halloumi Kabobs

Grilled Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

Vegetarian Summer Side Dishes

Need the perfect side dish to go with your burgers? Try one of these recipes to round out the meal! These recipes highlight the best that summer has to offer!

crispy oven baked green beans

Crispy Green Bean Fries

Grilled Pineapple, Black Bean, and Jicama Salad

Simple Onion Couscous

Grilled Asparagus Salsa

Dilly Smashed Baby Potatoes with Horseradish Sauce

Curried Cauliflower Salad with Cashews

Baked Zucchini Fries

Grilled Tofu Skewers

Grilled Potato Salad

Four Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

hummus stuffed peppers

Hummus Stuffed Peppers

Pina Colada Coleslaw

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Mini Steaks

Mexican Grilled Corn

Chargrilled Garlic Artichokes

Creamy Feta Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Summer Salad Recipes

Salads don’t have to be boring! Try one of these tasty recipes to spice up your barbecue or add some color to your potluck! These delicious salads are perfect for an occasion.

chopped salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Kidney Bean Salad with Parsley

Garlicky Kale and Quinoa Salad

Vegan German Noodle Salad

Raw Veggie Chopped Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Spicy Cucumber Melon Salad

pea salad

Snow Pea Salad

Summer Fruit and Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Jicama Slaw

Beetroot, Goat Cheese, & Walnut Salad

White Balsamic Kale Salad with Strawberries

Strawberry Avocado Mozzarella Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad

Vegetarian Burger Recipes

No one will miss the meat with these hearty recipes! From beans to lentils, quinoa to sweet potato, there’s a recipe for just about anything you have in your pantry! Fire up the grill or heat up a skillet and you’ll have burgers in no time!

black bean burger

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

Lentil Veggie Burgers

Southwest Sweet Potato Bean Burger

Vegan Buffalo Burger

Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Avocado

Ethiopian Red Lentil Burgers

Carrot and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

pinto bean burger

Pinto Bean Burger

Portobello Burger

Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burger

Lentils & Black Rice Burger

Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

Chickpea Burgers with Avocado Sauce

Smashed Beet and Bean Burger

Millet and Chickpea Burgers

Soy Free Vegan Veggie Burgers

Quinoa Bean Burgers

What’s your favorite cookout food? Share a link in the comments below!

This post was originally published in July 2016. Updated June 2021