3 Ideas For the vegetarian at your tailgate

If you’re a vegetarian or you’re tailgating with someone who doesn’t eat meat, everyone might feel a little awkward when you throw a rack of ribs on the grill. That being said, this doesn’t have to be the case if you’re informed of the matter beforehand. To cater to the non-meat eaters in your tailgating party, consider the following recipe ideas.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

This is something that can be easily made for any veggie lover! Simply slice and dice a handful of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and potatoes to be placed on the skewers. Brush on some garlic oil or olive oil and sprinkle on a little salt for additional flavor. Roast them up with the other vegetables on the grill until lightly crisp, and you’re ready to go!

Black Bean Burgers

To make a hearty black bean burger, pour a 15-ounce can of black beans into a bowl, then sprinkle in herbs such as salt, pepper and cilantro. Then, add one egg and one-half cup of breadcrumbs. Use a potato masher to combine all of the ingredients, then form patties out of the mixture. Toss them on the grill and cook until crispy on both sides.


Who says nachos have to have meat? Nachos are something that can be made before the game, and you can include plenty of vegetarian-friendly additions to the dish. Think jalapenos, salsa, black beans and pinto beans. Some vegetarians might not mind having a little tofu in there!

If you’re at a loss when it comes to planning food, why not ask your vegetarian friend for advice? He or she may already know some great recipes that are suitable for tailgating!

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