It’s summer and you’re ready to take the party outside. That’s why these Vegan Grilling Recipes come in handy. If you’re vegan or hosting someone with a vegan or plant-based diet, these vegan summer BBQ recipes will be your new favorites!
Vegetarian Things to Grill
You may feel a little lost when it comes to cooking vegetarian or vegan outside, but there are plenty of options to enjoy. Here are some tasty ideas to fill up your vegan grill menu.
Snacks and Appetizers
Every great gathering begins with delicious snacks and appetizers. Outdoor picnics are no exception. These vegan snack recipes are easy to make and sure to please. For example, serving some guacamole with Air Fryer Tortilla Chips is easy to pull off and keeps your guests busy while you’re putting the finishing touches on Dinner.
These bacon-flavored almonds are a tasty snack or a simple salad topper. Crunchy almonds are coated in a smoky sweet sauce and baked.
Make this Black Bean Dip recipe with fresh ingredients and serve it warm or cold with tortilla chips. It’s a flavorful dip to serve any time!
This vegan spinach dip is a creamy, garlic dip that makes snack time a treat. Serve this dip with chips, crackers, or veggies and enjoy.
This chunky, flavorful Best Vegan Guacamole, is easily prepared and served with a salad, over bean burritos, with tortilla chips, nachos, you name it!
Stuffed Strawberries are a creamy, healthy party dessert. Dairy-free, vegan stuffed strawberries are also a great low-carb keto option, too.
Vegan Picnic Salad Recipes
Hey, it’s salad season! Personally, this is my favorite time of year because I’m quite the salad fan. I can eat them almost every day of the week. These vegan picnic salad recipes are colorful, flavorful, and easy to make as well! Serve them with some Italian Vinaigrette or Vegan Ranch Dressing on the side for those who like a little more sauce.
You’ll love this vegan coleslaw made with the best coleslaw dressing! You’ll need only a few ingredients to make this perfectly creamy dish.
This easy kale salad recipe is a nutritious dish to serve at your next plant-based party. It’s so tasty, no one will know it’s healthy, too!
This easy Cauliflower Salad recipe is a low-carb favorite that includes a lemon vinaigrette drizzled over the top. It’s a healthy side dish!
Make this summer Vegan Potato Salad that’s so creamy and yummy. It’s a picnic-worthy dish made with potatoes and a sweet mustard sauce.
Easy, healthy Vegan Broccoli Salad complete with veggie bacon is a creamy, tasty recipe. This is a vegan keto summer salad recipe with healthy ingredients.
This Italian vegan pasta salad is flavorful and full of healthy ingredients like broccoli, cauliflower, black olives, and Italian dressing.
Sauces Perfect for Grilling
You may make the best veggie burgers around, but you can make them even better with some delicious vegan sauces and condiments. Here are some favorites you can use to marinate tofu for kebabs or to drizzle over your favorite plant-based dishes.
Make this easy creamy vegan mayo at home! It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing. Spread it on over your favorite plant-based sandwiches.
Serve this creamy vegan Thousand Island Dressing over salads, or as a tangy sweet condiment on veggie burgers and crispy potato wedges.
This vegan BBQ sauce recipe makes a smoky sweet sauce that’s ready in minutes! It’s perfect for veggie burgers, sandwiches, and french fries.
This chimichurri sauce is an explosion of flavor that you’ll love serving on your favorite recipes, especially grilled tofu kebabs and more.
This onion confit is a French-inspired lightly sweet, but savory onion jam. Serve it on toasted bread or as a condiment for veggie burgers.
This easy Walnut Pesto is made with fresh basil and sauteed garlic. Add an Italian flavor boost to pasta, steamed veggies, salads, and more.
Grilling Side Dishes
Sometimes I like to just camp out by the side dishes. That’s usually where all the vegetables are! The trick is having side dishes that are vegan. I live in the midwest so interestingly enough, people find ways to put meat and dairy in just about everything, including vegetables. But these recipes are all meat and dairy-free, from vegan baked beans to delicious corn salsa.
Make some vegan roasted vegetables a part of your regular meal, adding the perfect roasted veggie flavor and nutrition.
These vegan baked beans are a great addition to your backyard feasts. Made with molasses, these Midwestern-inspired baked beans are the best!
Balsamic Green Beans is an easy side dish with only a few ingredients. It features tender green beans smothered in a balsamic glaze.
This flavorful Sweet Corn Salsa is best served on burritos, tacos, and salads. Made with only 6 easy ingredients, it’s fresh and easy!
This Spanish Quinoa is a delicious recipe with less than 10 ingredients. Serve it with your favorite Mexican dishes or on baked potatoes.
Vegan BBQ Main Dish
Looking for some vegan BBQ ideas? You’ll want these vegan BBQ main dish recipes. What will you cook when it’s time to fire up the grill? You’ll be inspired by some of these favorite skewers, veggie burgers, veggie hot dogs, and more.
These Vegan Kebabs are seasoned and grilled to perfection. Marinated tofu is combined with veggies on skewers to create a tasty outdoor dish.
This vegan black bean burger recipe is full of flavor. Serve them with vegan mayo, sliced onions, vegan cheese, and greens on a bun.
This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe is the best. Sweet potatoes add color, flavor and texture. Make a double batch and freeze half!
These vegan Lentil Burgers are the ultimate in tasty veggie burgers that you can make at home. They’re high in fiber, protein, and flavor!
Enjoy this easy to make vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork on a bun with coleslaw on the side. The texture is amazing and the KC style BBQ sauce is perfection!
Make these easy vegan hot dogs with four different toppings — the Cheesy Totcho, TexMex, Mac and Cheese, and even the French Onion Dog.
Looking for a grill-worthy homemade veggie burger? These Chorizo Vegan Burgers are spicy burgers, perfect on a bun with all the toppings.
Summer Vegan Desserts
Let’s be honest, dessert is the part we all look forward to. Make sure to save the best for last with these pretty amazing vegan summer desserts. We’ve got more than a few to finish off your party in style.
This Vegan Texas Sheet Cake is everything you want in a chocolate cake. Imagine tender, moist cake topped with pecan-infused chocolate icing.
Moist and fudgy, these Vegan Banana Blondies come with a Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting to tempt your tastebuds. It’s a fabulous dessert!
Get ready to enjoy the deliciousness of this easy Vegan Key Lime Pie, made dairy-free and egg-free with easy to follow, no-bake instructions!
These Vegan No-Bake Cookies are loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, and oats in every cookie bite. No oven required for these cookies!
This vegan banana cream pie has layers of deliciousness, including a cookie crust, vanilla filling, bananas, and coconut whipped topping.
Having some good fresh fruit dessert recipes is high on my list and this Blueberry Crumble Recipe is both beautiful and delicious. I love a berry crumble because they’re much easier to make than a pie, and yet still so tasty!
This Easy Vegan S’Mores Pops recipe is an easy, fun, and delicious way to spend a fun, summer evening with friends and family.
Vegan Picnic Beverages
Of course, your family BBQ is not the same without some fun beverages. Here are some of our favorite summertime beverages, from hibiscus tea to alcoholic drinks to keep it fun and festive.
Make this iced pineapple matcha as a refreshing drink. Pineapple, matcha powder, ginger, and coconut milk are blended deliciously together.
Having a watermelon slushie is a perfect way to get your fruits and veggies in a refreshing summertime drink. It’s perfect for picnics!
This hibiscus tea is more than a colorful drink. It’s also loaded with health benefits, flavor, and more. Serve it plain or with fizzy water.
Add some summer to your chai with this iced chai tea latte made with a creamy non-dairy milk! Use green or black tea with chai seasonings!
This Italian Basil Lemonade is served up with the best of fresh and fizziness, with lemons, basil, lemon sorbet, and sparkling water.
You can add some cocktails to your meal for light and refreshing fun!
Serve this tasty Peach Sangria recipe at your next outdoor soiree. Made with only a few ingredients, it’s so easy to make and so refreshing!
Add a little fun to your weekend with these Cherry Vegan Jello Shots, made with a vegetarian version of gelatin and only 6 ingredients!
This Raspberry Mojito is the most refreshing cocktail ever! You’ll love the flavors of raspberries, mint, and lime combined with white rum.
This delicious hibiscus margarita recipe is a refreshing, low sugar take on the classic recipe. Serve it with a splash of lime and tequila.
You can dazzle your guests with your outdoor vegan menu by cooking up some vegan kebabs, vegan potato salad, and coleslaw, and of course, don’t forget to serve some vegan baked beans on the side. For dessert, everyone will want seconds of Vegan Key Lime Pie.
How do you host the perfect vegan barbecue?
For just about any party, it’s a good idea to follow these rules: 1) Prep as much food ahead of time as possible, 2) Make sure your grill is good to go with plenty of propane and/or charcoal, 3) Reduce the workload by asking guests to bring some sides, 4) Hang some decorate lights and/or candles around the party area, and 5) Start the party early with some tasty (and easy) appetizers like chips and dip.
What drinks are best for an outdoor party?
It’s a good idea to have a mix of beverages, including tea, lemonade, and maybe even some cocktails, such as sangria or mojitos. This will ensure your guests can choose from the drinks they want!
Vegan Grilling Recipes in Conclusion
That finishes up all of our favorite Vegan Grilling Recipes ideas. We wish you a wonderful summer season. Enjoy!
30+ Vegan Grilling Recipes + Tofu Kebabs
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (substitute gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos)
- 1 teaspoon liquid Smoke
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 15 oz package extra firm tofu
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 red onion
- 10 to 15 cherry tomatoes
- 10 small mushrooms
For the marinade
- Prepare the marinade by combining the ingredients (reserving some fresh chopped parsley to serve over cooked kabobs) and stirring it together.
- Add the tofu. Stir gently to coat. Then cover and refrigerate for an hour or up to 8 hours.
For the Kabobs
- Skewer Prep work: Soak about 10 wood skewers in water for 20 minutes. Press tofu (see notes) then cut it into 1" pieces. Cut the vegetables into skewer-size pieces. Wash and pat dry the mushrooms (which we'll be skewering whole)
- Immediately before cooking, heat your grill to medium heat.
- Thread the marinated tofu and vegetables on the skewers and brush with any leftover marinade.
- Place skewers on the heated grill. Turn occasionally, to make sure veggies don't burn. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until the vegetables are tender.
- Transfer skewers to a serving platter. Brush with additional marinade and top with more chopped fresh parsley. Serve with rice or a salad.
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