At least when you do have the unexpected vegetarian turn up, you might realise it's not all that scary and have a few ideas up your sleeve. Maybe, you might be tempted to stray away from the usual ribs and bangers?
This is a massive amount of food and even as a meat eater, I didn't miss meat at all.
Vegetarian Barbecue - Serves 1 generously
Mushroom and Stilton Burger
1 large mushroom
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh basil
1 ciabatta roll
Crumbled Stilton and baby spinach to serve
Drizzle the mushroom with oil and sprinkle with the herbs. Allow the oil to sink in. Grill on a barbecue until browned and softened.
Split the ciabatta roll and put in the mushroom. Sprinkle on the Stilton and the spinach leaves and serve.
2 frozen corn cobbettes
Allow the corn to defrost then grill on the barbecue until hot and browned in patches.
Sprinkle with salt and serve.
Grilled Halloumi and asparagus
100g, 4oz Halloumi
A few thin asparagus spears
A drizzle of olive oil
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 dried chilli
A squeeze of lemon juice
Bring some water to the boil then add in the asparagus and cook for 1 minute only. Drain and cool under a cold tap until fully cold.
Crumble up the chilli and leave to soak in 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil.
Slice the halloumi.
Drizzle the asparagus with some olive oil and put the asparagus and halloumi onto the barbecue. Grill until both are browned.
Squeeze over lemon juice and drizzle with the chilli oil to serve.
Want even more recipe ideas for vegetarians on the barbecue? Why not try these?
Paprika halloumi skewers, spiced up skewers cunningly threaded length ways to lessen the risk of falling off!