The cookout: a meatlover's heaven, a vegetarian's hell. While omnivorous guests drool over sizzling charcoals with knives at the ready, vegetarians are left to idle at the end of the buffet table nibbling on sliced pickles, spoonfuls of ketchup, and Kraft singles. Maybe there’s a bowl of coleslaw, perhaps a side of potato salad, but the signature smokiness of a classic barbecue feast is noticeably absent.

This grilling season, we’re changing the formula. Skip the tofu dogs and veggie sausage links and go for a spread of grilled vegetables and smoky mains. Round it off with a glass of watermelonade and an updated summer shortcake, and this cookout is sure to satisfy eaters of all types.

Grilled Lemon Halloumi by Amee

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumbers, Olives & Feta by Sarah | strawberryplum

Grilled Corn with Basil Butter by lisina

Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream by TasteFood

Dill Pickle Potato Salad by Marian Bull

Rye Shortcakes with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb by Yossy Arefi