This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.
Even though the stereotypical barbecue involves plates piled high with meat, more and more people are realizing that vegetables offer a healthy, delicious, and environmentally responsible option for the grill. Whether you're preparing some healthy yet tasty veggie sides to accompany more traditional fare, or planning an all-out vegetarian barbecue feast, the following guide will let you know which vegetables you should be considering, and which to steer clear of when putting together your barbecue shopping list.
We recommend asparagus, eggplant, corn, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and cabbage as good vegetables to start grilling with. They'll char up nicely and each has a texture suitable for the grill. Vegetables like cucumbers, celery, and leafy greens, on the other hand, should be avoided due to their high water content.