With summer in full force,聽we鈥檝e got one thing on our collective minds: GRILLING! (Well, after chilling out聽with some聽summer daiquiris,聽that is.) But聽when the idea of grilling pops up, people automatically start planning around meat. This can get tricky if聽you鈥檙e hosting a few聽vegetarian friends, or if you yourself are a vegetarian 鈥 but it doesn鈥檛 have to be problematic! Not only do聽grilled vegetables聽taste heavenly, but you can get creative and include marinated tofu, tempeh and, most exciting of all, halloumi! (If you haven鈥檛 heard of halloumi聽before, it鈥檚 a grill-friendly cheese.聽Squee!) You can even go a little crazy and whip up some grilled desserts. Here are 17 gorgeous grilled skewers to serve up聽for your Meatless Mondays this summer.

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1. Grilled Tofu + Veggie Skewers: These smokey, chipotle-smothered tofu and veggie skewers were created with 鈥渢he sad vegetarian at the cookout鈥 in mind. Put 鈥檈m聽on the grill and they鈥檙e good to go in 10-15 minutes. (via My Plant Based Kitchen)

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2. Grilled Orange Teriyaki Tofu Skewers With Aromatic Coconut Rice: These grilled skewers are donned with crunchy peppers, tangy onions, caramelized pineapple chunks and savory tofu that have been soaked in a sweet orange marinade.聽Keep your beef skewers, meat-eaters! We鈥檒l take these, thanks.聽(via Flourishing Foodie)

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3. Grilled Mushrooms on Skewers: These marinated grilled mushrooms, though! This recipe calls for聽baby portobello mushrooms since they鈥檙e meatier than other 鈥榮hroom聽variations, but you can use buttons, bellas or creminis if you prefer. (via Natasha鈥檚 Kitchen)

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4. Grilled Vegetable and Mushroom Kebabs: These colorful skewers include bell peppers,聽zucchini, juicy tomatoes, red onion AND mushrooms! Hearty and delicious, this is a total聽vegetarian people pleaser that omnivores can (and will) also appreciate. (via Olga鈥檚 Flavor Factory)

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5. Grilled Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Reduction: This recipe is a great reminder that Brussels sprouts need more love 鈥 they鈥檙e so delicious when done right! Dressed in a simple fashion with olive oil, salt, pepper and a tangy balsamic reduction, these sprouts get to shine in all of their yummy glory. (via Unsophisticook)

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6. Lemon Garlic Potato Kabobs: With quick and easy prep, these itty bitty potatoes are skewered with shallots and marinated in a bright and flavorful lemon garlic concoction. They鈥檙e suitable for any season, but grilling takes them to a whole new level by creating a聽crispy exterior. Sign me up, buttercup.聽(via Flavour and Savour)

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7. Snap Pea Skewers With Soy Ginger Sauce: Awww SNAP! Paired with salty halloumi, snap peas are the star of these skewers. Drizzled with a sweet soy ginger sauce and garnished with sesame seeds, this veggie-friendly option plates beautifully and brings something fun and different to the cookout. (via Naturally Ella)

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8. Spicy Thai-Style Grilled Veggie Skewers: If you love cilantro, then you鈥檙e going to want to give these babies a shot this summer. These veggies are marinated in a spicy cilantro-heavy mix聽and make for a great side. When served atop noodles or rice, they make a great entree t0o. (via The Wanderlust Kitchen)

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9. Sate Tempeh Grilled Skewers:聽This flavorful option includes grilled tempeh and can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch. To balance out the punch this packs, you might want to pair it聽with a medley of simple veggies, like carrots and cucumber, then add rice vinegar and a pinch of sugar. (via Tree Olive)

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10. Grilled Shiitake, Tofu and Mixed Veggie Skewers With a Strawberry Topped Salad: Talk about an explosion of delicious flavors! These mixed veggies, tofu and shiitake 鈥榮hrooms are given a quick bath in a mixture of sesame oil, garlic, soy, chili, honey and lemon. Enjoy them on their own or serve over a gorgeous salad. (via Nourish Atelier)

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11. Easy Vegan BBQ Tofu Skewers: These vegan tofu skewers bring聽banana and mango to the table, and are topped with a smooth homemade peanut sauce. You鈥檒l be amazed by how delicious they are 鈥 they鈥檒l even win over the most headstrong聽meat-eaters. We promise. (via Contentedness Cooking)

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12. Sticky Miso Grilled Veggie Skewers: Veggies marinated in miso 鈥 how can you聽go wrong? These skewers are versatile and work with both tempeh or tofu. Or, if you鈥檙e all about the veggies, stick with those.聽Just make sure to keep the mushrooms in the mix, as they truly make the dish.聽(via Happy Hearted Kitchen)

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13. Spicy Garlic and Cheese Grilled Corn: 聽If you think being vegetarian is all about avoiding indulgence and consuming boring nosh, you鈥檙e dead wrong. These fancy corn on the cob skewers are grilled and聽smothered with聽mayo,聽then rolled in a mix of goat cheese, minced garlic, jalape帽o and some complementary herbs and spices. BRB鈥 going to Flavortown.聽(via Cooking and Beer)

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14. Grilled Peach BBQ Sauce With Grilled Polenta: Grilled peaches. Grilled polenta. Pinch us 鈥 we must be dreaming! The exterior offers a nice crispiness, but the interior is soft and creamy.聽Imagine that, and then add grilled peach BBQ sauce to the mix. We鈥檙e game. You?聽(via Edible Perspective)

15. Grilled Tofu Pepper Skewers in a Pesto Sauce: We鈥檝e covered spicy and sweet flavors 鈥 now how about some Italian flavors? These bad boys bring some pesto-marinated tofu and peppers to the plate, along with olive oil, salt and pepper. They鈥檙e simple, delicious and sure to be enjoyed by ALL.聽(via Sugar Loves Spices)

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16. Caramelised Pineapple Skewers: Who said skewers have to be part of the main dish? These caramelized pineapple skewers come聽complete with a sweet rum drizzle, and they are absolutely not for the faint of heart. (via Donna Hay)

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17. Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake: Yep, there鈥檚 a cake for this joyous roundup too. This combination of fresh peaches and robust slices of frozen pound cake are brushed with a cinnamon-seasoned honey butter, then grilled until caramelized. What better way to welcome summer?聽(via Jessica N Wood)

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