Summer is upon us. That means it is time to enjoy the great outdoors. And there’s no better way to celebrate summertime than with a good BBQ.
Some people assume that following a vegan diet takes away the joys of a summer barbecue because grilling is considered synonymous with meat, but the truth is there are many options for non-meat eaters.
Sticking to a vegan lifestyle does not require you to forego a delicious barbecue meal with your friends and family. With a little bit of research and a bit of imagination, you can create an entirely vegan meal on your grill.
Here are 11 vegan barbecue recipes we cannot wait to try out at our next BBQ.
11. Grilled Baby Potatoes
Crispy on the outside, fluffy and sweet on the inside, this recipe for Grilled Baby Potatoes from A Virtual Vegan are a delicious addition to your vegan barbecue. They are easy to make. You can prepare baby potatoes ahead of time to speed things up on the day of your big barbecue.
10. Vegan Ribs
Delicious barbecue ribs do not have to come at the expense of an animal’s life. This vegan rib recipe by Vegan Heaven uses seitan, a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Its chewy and stringy texture so closely resembles meat that many people cannot even tell the difference.
9. Grilled Potato Wedges
Are you looking for seasoned Russet potato wedges cooked on the grill just in time for summer? This recipe by The Online Grill will leave your guests begging for more. No one can resist this perfect side dish with their barbecue. Plus, they are super easy to make.
8. Grilled Garlic & Herbs Corn
Let’s face it. Corn on the cob is always a treat. This recipe for grilled garlic and herb corn by Violife uses 100% vegan ingredients and several spices to create a fantastic ear of corn on the grill.
7. Hawaiian Seitan Skewers
When you pair seitan with skewers full of your favorite fresh veggies and a savory, sweet glaze coat, you get Hawaiian Seitan Skewers by The Nut Free Vegan. This recipe can bring any barbecue to life.
6. Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Here is another delicious recipe for grilled corn. This vegan Mexican street corn recipe by Brand New Vegan has a cilantro-lime marinade covered in vegan Parmesan cheese.
5. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Cauliflower is quite a versatile vegetable. This recipe by Broma Bakery is baked in the oven but will still make a great addition to your vegan barbecue menu.
4. Vegan Jerk Chickpea Wings with Sweet Mango Dip
The vegan jerk sauce on these chickpea wings provides a crispy combination of spicy and sweet. Baked or fried, this wing recipe by Rabbit and Wolves will be an excellent complement to any barbecue.
3. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
The ever-versatile cauliflower is back in another fantastic recipe by Yup It’s Vegan. Sweet and spicy sesame sauce is the secret to this cauliflower’s success.
2. Mushroom Burger
Mushrooms make an excellent substitute for traditional meat and this recipe by Vegan Heaven is a perfect example. This recipe mixes mushrooms with chickpeas and oats to create a perfect patty.
1. Vegan Seitan Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
If you are a fan of peanut sauce and seitan, this recipe by Sunny Side Hanne is the perfect dish. Whether you make the seitan from scratch or buy it ready-made at the market, you are in for a savory, meaty, peanut-buttery treat.
Vegan BBQ Season
Being vegan does not mean you have to miss out on summer cookouts. New, inventive recipes emerge daily, making it easy to throw a perfect, compassionate barbecue with an excellent plant-based BBQ menu that even a meat eater will find drool-worthy. So, get out there and start grilling, and do not forget to share your favorite recipes in the comments!
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