The cookout: a meatlover's heaven, a vegetarian's hell. While omnivorous guests drool over sizzling charcoals with knives at the ready, vegetarians are left to idle at the end of the buffet table nibbling on sliced pickles, spoonfuls of ketchup, and Kraft singles. Maybe there’s a bowl of coleslaw, perhaps a side of potato salad, but the signature smokiness of a classic barbecue feast is noticeably absent.
This grilling season, we’re changing the formula. Skip the tofu dogs and veggie sausage links and go for a spread of grilled vegetables and smoky mains. Round it off with a glass of watermelonade and an updated summer shortcake, and this cookout is sure to satisfy eaters of all types.