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15 vegetarian recipes that will make your barbecue sizzle this summer

Whether you have vegetarian friends coming to your BBQ and don't know what to cook, or you just want to make some sizzling vege dishes for yourself, these recipes will be your saviour this summer.

By Harriet Keown
  • 1

    Fried eggplant with thyme honey (berenjenas con miel)

    The salty, savoury sweet mix of this fried eggplant with honey recipe is so very moreish. Also known as berenjenas con miel, this dish is a traditional Spanish tapas that's delicious served as a pre-dinner nibble


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    Mexican-style grilled corn

    Upgrade your usual grilled corn with this delicious Mexican-style corn recipe! Smothered in lime, garlic, spices, mayo and rolled in cheese, this side dish is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ!


  • 4

    Zucchini and mint couscous salad

    This refreshingly delicious zucchini and mint couscous salad makes the ultimate side dish to a dinner spread, or a light vegetarian meal.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Courgette, pea and buffalo cheese salad

    Grilled on the barbecue is our favourite way to eat courgettes. If you want to dress them up, add some sweet peas, mint and, if you like, a little soft feta, ricotta or marinated buffalo cheese like in this recipe.


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    Charred corn salad with creamy chipotle dressing

    There's nothing that says summer quite like a well-grilled corn on the cob, and this recipe will certainly bring the sun to your backyard. Pop them on the BBQ, then mix with fresh salad ingredients.


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    Sumac eggplant and chilli tomato salad

    Give vegetables a starring role at the dinner table with this quick and easy dish. So fresh and colourful, everyone will love the delicious pairing of the sumac eggplant skewers and the zingy chilli tomato salad!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Barbecued vegetable salad

    Tossed in a fragrant marinade, this glorious barbecued vegetable salad is packed full of char-grilled eggplant, zucchini, asparagus and onions to create a brilliant side dish, perfect to go alongside roasted meat.

    Now to love|

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    Grilled vegetables with wasabi mayo

    A platter of perfectly grilled vegetables, imbued with the slight smokiness of the barbecue, can taste amazing. Photography by Todd Eyre.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Vegetable ‘steaks’ with lemony hummus

    Nici Wickes' barbecued cauliflower and broccoli recipe is so delicious that you’ll wonder why you never thought of serving these “steaks” before! Fear not if they get a little charred in places – it all adds to the smoky flavour

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 15

    Dukkah beetroot & kumara skewers

    These healthy Middle Eastern spiced vegetable kebabs combine sweet, dense kumara with juicy beetroot to create a flavour sensation that will keep you coming back for more!

    Australian Women's Weekly|