8 Ways to Use Grilled Vegetables

Hummus and Grilled-Zucchini Pizzas © Con Poulos
By Kristin Donnelly Posted September 20, 2015

Grilled vegetables can be more than a side dish. 

Grilled vegetables can be more than a side dish. They can be the base of a meal. Here, eight different ways to use them.

1. Sandwiches
Make a vegetarian version of the Muffuletta, one of New Orleans’ iconic sandwiches. Or stuff them into halved baguettes with olive tapenade and goat cheese for the ideal picnic lunch.

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For a hot sandwich, add vegetables to a grilled cheese that you actually make on the grill.

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2. Salad
Toss your grilled vegetables with some raw ones and a fantastic dressing to make a larger salad. Serve with toasts. 

3. Pasta and grain salad
Or, make that salad more substantial by adding pasta or whole grains.

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4. Soup
Add the grilled veggies to a tomato-y chicken broth for a satisfying chilly night supper.

5. Tacos
Layer grilled veggies with tofu and smoky eggplant spread or another delicious sauce in tortillas for incredibly healthy tacos.

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6. Burritos
And of course, make tacos’ more substantial cousin, the burrito, with grilled veggies and cheese, all rolled into a large tortilla.

7. Casserole
Make a lighter version of the classic eggplant Parmesan by grilling the eggplant first.

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8. Pizza
Use grilled veggies as a topping for grilled or baked pizza. For a cheese-and-tomato-free pizza, use hummus as your spread.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016) and the blog Eat Better, Drink Better. She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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