Throwing a party in the summer requires a menu with a wide range of flavors: from sweet fruity refreshments – much like the summer cocktails I featured at the start of the month – to tangy and spicy sizzlers. The season’s bounty becomes all the more flavorful when dishes are served hot off the grill. And if you’re tired of the usual grilled meat, you can follow these divine vegetarian grilling recipes that capture the taste of summer.
Wild Rice with Grilled Tofu, Red Pepper, Kale and Broccoli
This mix of wild rice, tofu and veggies surprises the palate with its complex flavors and textures. Since tofu is versatile, it serves as a blank canvas when you’re layering flavors on top of each other. Even as it is grilled, the tofu in this dish tempers the pungent smokiness of the red pepper, kale and broccoli as well as the earthiness of the wild rice. In addition to its burst of flavors, this vegan dish features a contrast between the silky texture of the tofu and the grainy feel of the rice.