Grilling isn’t just for animal products; with the increased availability of plant-based proteins, meat substitutes are also popular grilling ideas. Many grilling recipes can be adapted to include foods like tofu, blackbean burgers or seitan for a vegan-friendly meal.
HOW TO GRILL: When grilling freshly made (not frozen) vegan burgers, follow the same rule for meat: avoid pressing down on the burger as it’s cooking to preserve the juiciness. Another great option for vegan burgers is using a large portobello mushroom, which replicates the thickness and savory flavor of a burger made with meat. When grilling tofu, stick with firmer tofu and be sure that you’ve drained the water from it before cooking.