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Get Out The Grill! 10 Meatless Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

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Labor Day is fast approaching. No matter what your plans are, use the holiday as a chance to try some meatless main dishes. Set the animal products aside for the day and throw these awesome vegan options on the grill instead.

1. Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Grilling some portobello mushroom caps is a great alternative to frozen veggie burgers and hotdogs. Aside from the portobello mushrooms, you only need olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some spices for this recipe.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

2. Spicy Italian Sausage

These sausages are tough enough to hold up on the grill. They are very flavorful from the spice blend made with garlic, fennel, black pepper, and oregano.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

3. Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’Boy with Apple Slaw

This sandwich is sure to please both meat eaters and vegans alike. You’ll want to have vegan mayo and vegan butter on hand for this recipe.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

4. Southwestern Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is not your ordinary grilled cheese sandwich. Make salsa-infused mashed beans with grilled sweet potatoes and use Jalapeño Garlic Havarti.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

5. Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs

No cookout would be complete without a hot dog. But you don’t need meat; try using seitan instead. For this recipe, you will need several ingredients to mimic that chewy hot dog texture, including miso, toasted wheat germ and nutritional yeast.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

6. Spicy Balsamic Tofu Vegggie Kebabs

This simple recipe makes for a tasty and colorful main dish for your Labor Day bash. You can make the kebabs ahead of time, then grab the tray when you’re ready to grill.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day
 

7.  Grilled Tofu and Squash with Easy Chimchurri Sauce and Couscous

Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinian condiment that is a simple mixture of parsley, cilantro, vinegar, and garlic. Serve it over vegetables and tofu.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

8. Quinoa and White Bean Burger

These veggie burgers are an excellent main course choice for your bash since they are loaded with protein and fiber from the beans and quinoa, and are also very filling. Serve them with ketchup and guacamole.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

9. Easy Veggie-Loaded Quesadillas

Want an easy-recipe that goes beyond the simple bean and cheese quesadilla? For this version of the favorite meal, make a vegetable stuffing from onion, assorted chopped veggies, cumin powder, chili powder, and vegetable broth for sautéing.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

10. Grilled Artichoke and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

These wraps are gluten-free and provide a nice boost of protein. You can use fresh artichokes or opt for jarred artichoke hearts in the interest of saving prep time.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day

11. Mushroom Barley Grillers

These flavorful burgers are a great meal option to serve to meat eaters who are skeptical about veggie burgers. This recipe also comes with a beer pairing suggestion.

Get Out The Grill! 10 Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day
 

Lead image source: Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs

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