Post # 1
Hey I am having a cookout reception with cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, rice salad, chips, macaroni salad, baked beans, and mac & cheese. What should I do for my vegetarian sister and family friend. Would it be rude to just offer them sides and no main meal? Or should I figure out some main dish? Help!!
Post # 4
@sh95: This menu sounds really good if they are not vegan. I would also suggest corn. After attending a cookout with roast corn, I always associate it with a cookout. It was really good!
Post # 5
definitely veggie burgers.
Post # 6
@sh95: I think it’s nice to offer a vegetarian main, since it takes little effort and those who might want to eat a bit healthier could enjoy it too:
grilled portabello mushroom caps, topped with cheese or bbq sauce
grilled veggie skewers
grilled eggplant rounds
grilled teriyaki or bbq tofu or tempeh
Maybe ask your sister what she’d like best!
Post # 8
@sh95: I agree a veggie burger would be easiest to throw on with everything else! My sister who is not a vegitarian always get a veggie burger so some non veggie guests may want them too
Post # 9
If you can find them, Field Roast has apple smoked (vegan) sausages that are awesome on the grill! Also, they sell vegetarian baked beans (most have pork fat in them), so try to pick up a can of those.
Post # 10
Yeah I”m on with the veggie burgers. And I always think a fresh green salad is a necessity. Not everyone wants to eat all heavy fatty sauce covered bbq food.
Post # 11
Veggie burgers definetly! i would suggest to have them made first, I’m a vegetarian myself and wouldn’t eat a patty after it had been touching the grill where a bunch of meat had been, as well as touching the same flipper.
Post # 12
My first thought was veggie burgers.. but are vegetarians okay with their burgers being cooked on a grill that has grease some meat products on it?
Just a thought, maybe a vegetarian can clear that up.
Otherwise I would consider a nice vegetarian taco bar [think Grilled Corn, Mushroom And Poblano Tacos], there are so many options you could add with this.
Post # 13
@kenziemt: All excellent options! Morningstar Farms makes a lot of delicious veggie burgers and you can find them everywhere. That would probably be the easiest way to go.
And yeah, please add a green salad. Nobody needs potato, rice, and macaroni salad! Three white carby mayonnaise dishes plus chips and mac & cheese is overkill. I would stick to just potato salad and mac & cheese, plus beans and a green salad.
Post # 14
@sh95: Yes it would be rude to just offer them sides. Just do veggie burgers.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@sh95: can you get a package of veggie burgers to grill? Those are really good. We had a welcome BBQ the night before our wedding and served veggie burgers in addition to meat stuff.
And I agree with offering a green salad to counteract all the really heavy stuff.
Post # 16
I would omit one of the five starches on your menu and add some grilled veggies and perhaps some fruit salad as well. For everyone, not just the vegetarians.