3 vegetarian meal ideas
for the bbq

Delicious and inexpensive, vegetarian meals are becoming more and more popular for all sorts of reasons. To switch it up from the traditional veggie burger, we suggest a few vegetarian meal ideas to grill up on the barbecue!

BBQ tofu skewers

BBQ tofu skewers

Tofu is a perfect replacement for meat when grilling skewers on the barbecue! Cut them into large cubes and marinate them in BBQ sauce (or whatever your favourite marinade is) for about 40 minutes. Slide the cubes of tofu down onto your skewers along with pieces of your favourite veggies. Your vegetarian brochettes are now ready to grill!

Psst...! Need some inspiration for marinades? Here are a few ideas.

Vegetables for your skewers:

  • Sweet peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli

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Stuffed potatoes

Stuffed potatoes

As simple as they are delicious, stuffed potatoes will steal the show during your next barbecue session.

Choosing the right potato

Best for oven baking and mashing, Russet potatoes are perfect for this type of meal. Its skin is thick and can easily become crispy, while its flesh creates a smooth texture without lumps. To make a delicious stuffed potato, you will need large Russet potatoes individually wrapped in aluminum foil to then grill on the barbecue.

Stuffed potatoes

Choosing the topping

Take a little bit of garlic, crumbled firm tofu and onions and cook down in a frying pan with the seasoning of your choice (salt, pepper, cumin, dill, etc.). Empty out a part of the cooked potato flesh all while keeping the skin intact, and mix the flesh with sour cream and the seasoned tofu mix. Don't be scared to improvise the toppings and use what you already have in your fridge.

Assembling like a pro

All that's left to do is stuff the potato with the prepared mix. For even more flavour, sprinkle some parmesan or shredded cheddar on top before enjoying!

Bonus: For different flavours, you can use sweet potatoes instead of traditional ones.

Squash en papillote

Squash en papillote

If you're grilling up a main dish, stuffed squash is a real crowd pleaser. Several types of squash (butternut, spaghetti, etc.) work for this meal, so don't hesitate to choose the one that's on sale. Start by slicing the squash in half and removing all seeds. Fill the two halves with the stuffing of your choice. Wrap the stuffed squash in aluminum paper and place on the grill. Cook for about twenty minutes, until you can easily pierce a knife through the flesh. At the very end, you can add a little kick to it by making the squash au gratin, which is adding some shredded cheese on top and quickly broiling it!

Ideas for stuffing:

  • Rice, black or red beans, onions, spices.
  • Walnuts, onions, parmesan, garlic.
  • Tofu, vegetables of your choice, spices.

Also, if you want to add a little something extra to please your taste buds, Halloumi cheese is a perfect addition to your brochettes and salads! With that said, we wish you: Happy barbecuing!