The newest issue of Joy of Kosher Magazine is out and it’s full of amazing vegetarian recipes. Memorial Day is coming up, and taking a cue from this month’s issue, I was inspired to find some of our best vegetarian, yet barbecue appropriate recipes perfect for this national day of remembrance. You’ll notice that every recipe carries the barbecue theme by roasting or grilling some aspect of the dish, providing those classic summer flavors with no need to serve meat.
Grilling vegetables is a great way to re-imagine classic summer salads. The portobellos in the Salad Stuffed Grilled Portobellos provide a deep, rich flavor and make a great substitute for meat. You'll love the bright pops of color that the Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Sauce and the Roasted Summer Vegetables with Horseradish Aioli bring to your table. And for a heavier salad, try the Grilled Orzo Salad.
Craving those classic hamburger and hotdog buns? You can enjoy those beloved carbs in a variety of different ways whether its as the main focus of the dish in the Linguini Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad or the California-Style Grilled Pizzetta. Or make vegetables the main focus with Peas with Ricotta and Mint on Grilled Crostini or Vegan Portobello Tacos.
One of the simplest pleasures in life is beautifully prepared, fresh fish. Grilling or roasting fish is a great way to focus on the freshness and quality of your main ingredient. Take salmon to the next level with Grilled Salmon over Lentil Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette or turn a fish course into a whole meal with the Halibut Salad with Avocado, Tomato, Olives and Egg with Herb-Garlic Toasts. Feeling adventurous--Try the Miso Glazed Black Cod or the Grilled Blackened Barramundi Sandwich.
For dessert, why not take advantage of in season fruit by throwing it on the grill and topping it with your favorite ice cream. Choose your preferred fruit based on what's available where you live, but a few ideas include Grilled Nectarines with Ginger Cream, Pavlova with Grilled Pineapple and Grilled Angel Food Cake with Peaches.