Must-Grill Vegetables Become Meals in Themselves

Yeah, I know. The idea of grilling vegetables isn’t new. Everyone who does outdoor cooking knows those hot grates are a perfect space to heat and char up some sides to go with that main course, or that some Tuscan grilled veggies, a bit of cheese, and a loaf of bread makes a perfect summer meal for two.

But what about taking grilled veggies seriously, opting for thick, meaty cuts that make you forget about grilled meats altogether?   Perhaps a watermelon cheeseburger? Or teriyaki cabbage steaks? Or some curry rubbed sweet potato planks?

Mark Bittman’s latest grilling column is a serious convincer.

Throw another melon on the barbie