9 Grilling Recipes for a Tasty Meatless Labor Day

August 31st, 2015


Labor Day is almost here, and that means friends and family will soon be gathering around the grill for picnics, block parties and backyard cookouts. This year, bring some delicious meatless recipes to your celebration with fruits, veggies, and even pizzas for the grill! Since Labor Day is celebrated on a Monday, here are nine hand-picked recipes from Meatless Monday Bloggers to help get you started. These clever and inventive ideas for a meatless Labor Day will have you firing up the grill in no time!

First time grilling a meatless meal, or just getting started with barbecue in general? We asked Karen Caplan, President & CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, for tips on grilling fruits and vegetables. Simple grilling hacks like making aluminum foil packets, re-purposing cooling racks from the kitchen, and using skewers for those unusually-shaped foods, are just a few of the methods she recommends.  Click here to learn all her tips and tricks for using the grill to cook up delightful meatless dishes quickly and easily.

 

Grilled Mango Skewers with Lime, Feed Me Phoebe
Grilled Mango Skewers with Lime, Feed Me Phoebe

 

Grilled Peach Summer Slaw, Confessions of a Mother Runner

Grilled Peach Summer Slaw, Confessions of a Mother Runner

 

Grilled Potato and Kale Pizzas, The Kids Cook Monday

Grilled Potato and Kale Pizzas, The Kids Cook Monday

 

Grilled Tofu Tostadas with Tomato-Mango Salsa, Grab a Plate

Grilled Tofu Tostadas with Tomato-Mango Salsa, Grab a Plate

 

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Vegetables, Craving Something Healthy

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Vegetables, Craving Something Healthy

 

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad, The Kids Cook Monday

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad, The Kids Cook Monday

 

Mexican Corn on the Cob, Healing Tomato

Mexican Corn on the Cob, Healing Tomato

 

Grilled Teriyaki Tofu and Vegetable Kabobs, Mommy & Love

Grilled Teriyaki Tofu and Vegetable Kabobs, Mommy & Love

 

Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, The Kids Cook Monday

Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, The Kids Cook Monday

 

Hungry for more? Some folks just can’t wait to enjoy a savory burger straight off the grill. With meatless recipes for burgers of from lentils, beans, shiitake mushrooms, nuts, and squash, there are plenty of options to try in our 15 Mouthwatering Meatless Monday Burgers post. Remember: just because the grill is part of the Labor Day cooking tradition, that doesn’t mean meat is the only option!

Happy Labor Day!