Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and get sizzling, searing, and skewing all kinds of deliciousness.
We’ve stopped looking at cat pictures long enough to find our favorite vegan BBQ recipes from around the web, and put together a list, just for you, yes you. So grab your tongs, don your apron, and get inspired…we’re going back to looking at cat pictures.
10. Peanut & cilantro grilled veggie skewers
Don’t let the fact that these veggie skewers are so quick and easy fool you into thinking they’re not bringing much to the party. The marinade of a creamy, herby peanut and miso sauce takes these to another level. We love them as the perfect starter for a summer BBQ.
9.Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta
Bruschetta. Isn't that just one of the best words to say? Bruschetta. Bruschetta. Bruschetta. Right, now we've got that out of our system. Bruschetta! Sorry. These lower carb versions of a classic make for amazing additions in your grilled feast, they're bitesized bites of summer freshness.
8. Grilled Baby Potatoes
We like our potatoes how we like our partners; crispy and hot on the outside and soft, fluffy and sweet on the inside. Is that just us? Oh Ok. These hearty potatoes with a hint of rosemary are an easy way to make sure everyone at your BBQ leaves satisfied. Just make sure you do enough, because everyone will want seconds.
7. Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Like petting a good dog, there are few things more satisfying than applying a good smoky spice rub. The BBQ will get them nice and tender while the smoke really intensifies the flavor. If you want to go to the next level then put them in some puns and make steak burgers.
Get the recipe from The Online Grill
6. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant
Bring a bit of heat to the BBQ with these Jamaican Jerk inspired eggplants. They soak up all the spices and deliver a powerful punch. Perfect to squeeze a bit of lime over and have with some rice.
Get the recipe here from the Minimalist Baker
5. Grilled Zucchini, White Bean & Salsa Verde
Italian herbs, grill marks, and the zing of lemon - these are pure summer vibes right here. With a prep time of around 10 mins and cook time of about 15, these BBQ Zucchini strips are the perfect way to satisfy a hungry crowd.
Get the recipe from The Vegan 8
4. Cajun-Spiced Grilled Tofu
OK so not everyone at the Green Monké BBQ was a fan of tofu. They are now. These Cajun-Spiced Grilled Tofu strips from healthy nibbles will convert any non-believer. The trick is to marinate overnight so they explode with flavor.
3. Veggie fajitas with mushrooms
The great thing about fajitas is that you can just make big batches of fillings and everyone can help themselves, perfect for a summer BBQ cookout. The fire really brings out the best in vegetables, giving them a smoky rich flavor that we (and everyone around us at the Green Monké BBQ) couldn't get enough of.
Get the recipe from Cadry's Kitchen here
2. Grilled Vegan Mexican Street Corn
OK so Chuck at the BrandNew Vegan has taken some liberties here, and these are more Mexican Street inspired corn, but we'll forgive him for that because our bodies appreciate the lower fat content. No BBQ is complete without corn, we're sure we've got that on a T-shirt somewhere. These are juicy, wonderfully smoky and charred with a fantastic hit of flavor. A real crowd pleaser.
1. Grilled vegan BBQ jackfruit pizza with hemp seed cheddar
This is a dish that can be the feature of your vegan BBQ. Slapping this down in the middle of the table is a real mic-drop moment. Watch your friends turn into a zombie hoard as they start tearing piece after piece. If you're not familiar with jackfruit, it's awesome. It's basically like pulled pork. And this recipe from Blissful Basil combines it with tangy hemp seed cheddar, zesty ranch, red onions and fresh herbs. Dig in.
If you're planning a BBQ, don't forget to bring summer chill out vibes with Green Monké. It's vegan. It's got hemp extract. It's bursting with tropical citrus flavor. It's the perfect drink for vegan food.