While there is plenty of non-traditional fare to enjoy (check out my Grilled Tofu & Veggie Kabobs!), and many standard side dishes are vegetarian, sometimes even the strictest of vegetarians longs for a juicy burger, the versatility of a grilled chicken breast, or even the nostalgia of a hot dog. In the nearly 8 years since I gave up meat for good, I've tried just about every meat substitute you can think of, and am sharing my favorites with you here today.
|Gardein Veggie Burger, Baked Beans, and Tortellini Pasta Salad|
Chicken: Hands down, the only mock chicken products I can recommend for the grill are Naked Chick'n Cutlets from Quorn. The flavor and texture cannot be beat, and if you're careful not to overcook them, they are juicy and delicious. These cutlets are as versatile as boneless skinless chicken breasts and can be dressed up any number of ways. Eat them on their own, on a sandwich, or cut up into salads or pasta dishes. Yum!
Hot dogs: I'll be honest. I haven't yet found a vegetarian hot dog that I could take more than a bite of two of. I can, however, recommend any of the Gourmet Sausages from Tofurky. The Sweet Italian with Tomato and Basil is my personal favorite, while my husband favors the Kielbasa. As with most other mock meats, you need to be careful not to overcook them or they'll dry out, but alone or on a bun with your favorite toppings, these are a summer favorite around here!
What are your favorite mock meats for the grill?