Guide to Meatless Grilling
We’ve got you covered whether you’re giving up red meat briefly for the Lenten season, looking to eat healthier in preparation for spring break or summer, or just planning out some everyday recipes for our vegetarians and pescatarians out there.
Easter is quickly approaching, which means grilling season is just around the corner. This means your calendar will likely soon start filling up with opportunities for outdoor fun, but you don’t have to give up grilling in the meantime.
Read along for some of our favorite recipes, ranging from seafood to baked goods. And don’t worry, these meatless recipes aren’t boring thanks – in part – to the wood-fired flavor you get from pellet grilling!
Based on the classic Italian-American fisherman’s stew, our Smoked Cioppino is an easy and elegant dish to make on the grill. Traditionally served with the catch of the day, this seafood stew recipe features mussels, shrimp, flaky Mahi Mahi, and tender scallops smoked and simmered in a rich tomato and white wine broth. Serve with a side of warm, crusty bread for soaking up the delicious broth.
This Seared White Sea Bass is a wonderful way to eat the mild-flavored fish! The fillets are seasoned in our bright Caribbean Key Lime seasoning then seared and nestled into a bold tomato sauce with sautéed vegetables, ginger, and curry. Serve it over white rice with a fresh squeeze of citrus for a full-flavored and healthy meal that’s on the table in just minutes.
These Seared Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops are a delicious and impressive entrée to serve for dinner. Make juicy, restaurant worthy scallops, with a delicious hint of smoke from the pellet grill. This is a meal that will have people talking for a long time!
Veggies and Sides
These veggie kebabs make for a delicious and easy side dish. Requiring just a few ingredients, these kebabs are completely customizable. Simply load them up with your favorite vegetables and brush with a tasty lemon and garlic mixture before roasting them on the grill.
Another easy side option to accompany your seafood or meatless meal is this recipe for Grilled Garlic Potatoes. The recipe name speaks for itself, but you also have the option to toss in some shredded cheddar cheese for a little something extra.
Sweet, savory, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, this Grilled Butternut Squash Ravioli is good enough to be the main dish. Thebutternut squash is grilled until tender, infusing subtle notes of wood-fired flavor. Instead of homemade pasta, the smoky squash filling is stuffed into delicate wontons for an easy shortcut. The ravioli is boiled, then tossed in a luscious brown butter, sage, and parmesan sauce.
Looking for a quick breakfast option? This one-pan Baked Pomegranate Blueberry Oatmeal is not only simple, but also nutrient-dense and satisfying. Plus, baking it on your Louisiana Grill adds some depth to the flavor. Prep it ahead of time to quickly reheat for a healthy breakfast on the go.
Pizza night is always a good idea – especially if you’re giving up meat for a while. Master the art of this Chicago classic with our Deep-Dish Pizza recipe, which gains a fantastic smoky flavor from the grill. Whether you’re celebrating a get together with friends or just enjoying pizza night with the family, this delicious Deep-Dish Pizza will be a recipe you’ll come back to again and again!
A twist on a Southern favorite, this Grilled Jalapeno Cornbread picks up a delicious smoky flavor when cooked on the pellet grill. Warm, soft and sweet, cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for any BBQ spread or weeknight meal. This grilled version is moist inside with deliciously crispy edges and a hint of wood-fired smokiness. Topped with a sweet and spicy compound butter with fresh jalapenos and honey, this is the ultimate mouthwatering treat.
Cooking TipsIf you’re simply looking to toss some vegetables on the grill, here are some guidelines to make it easy. Cooking times can sometimes be affected by things like where you live, the temperature outside, wind, or even your desired doneness. This guide is for achieving medium doneness, unless otherwise noted.
Fire your grill up to 350°F - 450°F, brush your vegetables with a bit of oil, and season as desired.
Asparagus should be cooked on direct medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. Whole bell peppers should go on direct medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
You’ll cook husked corn, mushrooms, and onion slices for about 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally.
Last but not least, cherry tomatoes and zucchini slices will cook on direct medium heat for 5 minutes or less.
You can also grill fruit for a simple and healthy dessert. Fire your grill up to 350°F - 450°F, and grill to your desired doneness.
For apple slices, that’s about 4 to 6 minutes over direct medium heat, turning once. While you can do the same with apricots and bananas for 6 to 8 minutes, or 10 to 15 minutes for pineapple slices.