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19 Amazing Ways with Grilled Vegetables

These veggie dishes can be the sleeper hit of any barbecue

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Grilled Artichokes

The perfect method for grilling succulent artichokes without a lot of fuss ― just steam, slice in half, and toss on the barbecue. They’re even better when paired with our green olive dip.

Recipe: Grilled Artichokes

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Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta

In a skillet cooked atop the grill, the tomatoes caramelize while keeping a soft shape. This makes for an easy and impressive summer party appetizer.

Recipe: Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta

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Crispy Grilled Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Not just for salads anymore--try this delicious version of healthy kale.

Recipe: Crispy Grilled Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing

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Grilled Romaine with Guacamole Dressing

Add Latin flare to bland romaine with this tasty dressing.

Recipe: Grilled Romaine with Guacamole Dressing

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Spicy Garlic Grilled Baby Bok Choy

This Asian inspired dish gives great flavor to Bok Choy.

Recipe: Spicy Garlic Grilled Baby Bok Choy

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Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn

Golden honey brings out corn's natural sweetness, while chipotle chiles keep things spicy and interesting.

Recipe: Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn

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Grilled Lettuces with Manchego

Grilled lettuce? Oh yes. Trust us. Crisp lettuces become a savory treat with a quick trip to the grill, a drizzle of zippy dressing, and a sprinkle of manchego cheese.

Recipe: Grilled Lettuces with Manchego

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End-of-Summer Pasta

Toss everything on the grill: chicken, mushrooms, peppers, and ribbons of zucchini for a perfect one-dish summer dinner.

Recipe: End-of-Summer Pasta

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Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

Here is the perfect, basic method for grilling summer’s bounty―these gorgeous veggies will come out right every single time.Try it with green onions and bell peppers too.

Recipe: Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

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Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Lime and chili are the perfect complements to sweet and juicy fresh corn on the cob.

Recipe: Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

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Grilled Portabellas with Couscous

This healthy, hearty, veggie-loaded meal is as tasty as it is good for you.

Recipe: Grilled Portabellas with Couscous

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Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini Pasta Salad

Here's a great way to use summer's abundant squashes. Toasted pine nuts and briny kalamata olives make this salad a standout.

Recipe: Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini Pasta Salad

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Grilled Potatoes and Asparagus with Basil and Parmesan

Creamy-crispy potatoes and asparagus cooked just-right make this grilled veggie combo especially satisfying.

Recipe: Grilled Potatoes and Asparagus with Basil and Parmesan

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Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque

The only cooking involved in this chilled corn soup takes place on the grill, which makes it perfect for summer.

Recipe: Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque

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Grilled Green Tomatoes with Red and Yellow Tomato-Basil Salsa

This double-tomato whammy highlights tomatoes in all their summer glory. Plus, the salsa can be made ahead of time.

Recipe: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Red and Yellow Tomato-Basil Salsa

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Grilled Eggplant and Pepper Salad

While some wines are a hard match for vegetables, Syrah works well with earthy and herbal veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers ― especially when they're grilled.

Recipe: Grilled Eggplant and Pepper Salad

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Queso Fresco Butter

From Colorado chef Mark Fischer, here’s a combo that’s especially good with Latin- or Southwestern-flavored grilled meat. Offer any leftover butter to spread on warm bread.

Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Queso Fresco Butter

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Grilled Potato, Onion, and Bacon Skewers

Crisp-edged bacon, starchy potatoes, and juicy onions together make an unbeatable side for just about any summer dish. You’ll need 6 flat metal skewers, each 14 in., or a dozen 7-in. skewers.

Recipe: Grilled Potato, Onion, and Bacon Skewers

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Blistered Squash Blossoms

Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb restaurant in San Francisco likes to serve this barely seared appetizer hot. Since it requires a blazing fire, start with a fresh chimney, if you’re using charcoal.

Recipe: Blistered Squash Blossoms

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