30+ Vegan Grilling Recipes

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!

Cooked tofu skewers are on a plate. One skewer is placed diagonally across the others. There are pieces of fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes around the plate.

If you’re vegan and you love to grill, you’re in luck! That’s because there are plenty of delicious plant-based recipes that are perfect for grilling. Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer or a main course, these vegan grilling recipes will satisfy your cravings and make your taste buds dance.

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.

When you’re looking at vegan grilling recipes, it’s ok to begin with snacks and appetizers! These 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.

Vegan Picnic Salad Recipes

Hey, it’s salad season! Personally, this is my favorite time of year because I’m quite a 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 your salads with some Italian Vinaigrette or Vegan Ranch Dressing on the side for those who like a little more sauce.

Sauces 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.

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.

These vegan grilling recipes are all meat and dairy-free, including side dishes like vegan baked beans to delicious corn salsa.

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.

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.

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.

Picnic Cocktails

You can add some cocktails to your meal for light and refreshing fun!

Frequently-Asked Questions

What's a good vegan grilling menu?

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

These vegan grilling recipes are perfect for your next summer barbecue or outdoor dinner party. They’re healthy, delicious, indulgent, and easy to make. So fire up the grill and get cooking!

Cooked tofu skewers are on a plate. One skewer is placed diagonally across the others. There are pieces of fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes around the plate.

30+ Vegan BBQ Recipes + Tofu Kebabs

These vegan BBQ recipes are perfect for outdoor gatherings such as picnics and BBQ parties. You'll enjoy everything from side dishes like baked beans to veggie burgers ready for the grill. One of our favorites is these tofu kebabs that serve up delicious veggies with the best sauce! Get this recipe and more from my cookbook, The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 163kcal



  • 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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To press tofu:
Manual Press — Wrap the block of tofu in a kitchen towel and place something heavy on top, such as a pan. Set it aside for 30 minutes or up to several hours.
Tofu Press — If you have a tofu press, use it to press the tofu for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.
Broiler Instructions: 
Preheat your broiler and spray a sheet pan with vegetable spray. Place skewers on the pan, allowing space between them. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until the tofu and vegetables are done. 
You can substitute Chimichurri Sauce for the marinade.
Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2397IU | Vitamin C: 154mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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