Entertaining This Summer? Go Vegetarian

This summer, chances are the grill is going to get a workout. If you have big plans for backyard barbecues, summer soirees, and perhaps a few poolside parties, consider this: try a new grilling tactic. Ditch the meat and opt for a vegetarian cookout.

To support the veggie diets in our own household, which came about mainly because of environmental reasons, and to encourage friends and family to eat vegetarian more often, we're going to try only throwing non-meat items on the grill this summer. If you think that limits our ability to throw a sumptuous summer soiree, think again.

Here are some of the recipes we'll be trying in the next couple of months—be sure to share your ideas!

To round out the savory part of the meal, turn to:

(Image: Amber Byfield)