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Go Meatless on the Grill

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There's more to grilling than burgers and hot dogs. Think vegetables, fruit, beans, and cheese, and open up a whole world of unexpected dinner options. These recipes will inspire you to fire up the grill—even on Meatless Mondays.

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Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs, Beets & Wilted Greens

Pizza may not be the first thing you think of for the grill, but it grills beautifully and is easily topped with a variety of meatless options. Here, grilled beets and their greens are surprisingly delicious toppings.

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Grilled Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Lemon Tahini Sauce

Forget beef burgers. Chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon come together here in creamy, hearty bean burgers that taste like a cross between hummus and falafel.

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Grilled Halloumi with Rosemary-Grape-Walnut Relish & Garlic Bread

Halloumi, a goat and sheep’s milk cheese, is perfect for grilling: It softens over the heat but doesn’t melt. This cheese plate, complete with grilled grapes and rustic bread, is an elegant way to start off a special-occasion meal.

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Chili-Cheddar Grits with Grilled Corn & Tomatoes

A good dose of chili powder adds smoky flavor to quickly made grits. Grilled corn and tomatoes, along with Cheddar, make this a rich main course.

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Spaghetti with Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled vegetables—that summer side dish staple—easily become a satisfying main course when turned into a vibrant sauce for spaghetti.

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Sesame-Ginger Tofu & Shiitake Kebabs

Extra-firm tofu is meaty and filling, and absorbs the flavors of a marinade, making it a fine addition to summer kebabs, whether you're a strict vegetarian or just an occasional one.

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Grilled Mushroom, Onion & Fontina Pizzas with Tomatoes & Arugula

Skip ordering the veggie-lovers pizza at your local pizza joint, and put this one on your grill instead.

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Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

What do you make when Meatless Monday falls on Mexican Night? Generously-stuffed tacos! Zucchini and the Mexican squash make up the filling for these tacos.

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Grilled Portabella Sandwiches with Tomatoes & Mozzarella

If you grill three out of four seasons, you've got to keep it interesting. Skip the meat aisle, head to the produce section, and grill up some portabella mushrooms for a fresh change from the burgers everyone expects.

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Grilled Peach & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

Don't let vegetables have all the fun. Incorporating grilled fruit into a salad is a great way to keep dinner interesting. Here, reduced balsamic vinegar adds a tangy kick to peaches that are grilled to bring out their inherent sweetness.

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Grilled Pizza with Tapenade, Roasted Onions & Blue Cheese

You won't find a pizza like this at Sal's. After having intensely-flavored olive tapenade, sweet roasted Vidalia onions, and tangy crumbled blue cheese on your grilled pizza, you may never go back to your old pepperoni routine.

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Chopped Vegetable & Couscous Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

The best dinner salads have three key characteristics: contrasting textures, complimentary flavors, and an element of surprise. Adding a starch, like the couscous here, turns a grilled salad into a more substantial dish.

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Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

Grilling is the perfect way to showcase eggplant's earthy flavor and meaty texture. Add a bold vinaigrette to those thick slices of eggplant, and you've got a dish that satisfies.

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