21 vegan BBQ ideas for a sizzling summer

Read Time:   |  7th August 2018

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Have a sizzling summer with these vegan BBQ recipes!


From burgers to skewers to desserts, there’s a treat for everyone in this line-up. Don’t miss out on dinner outdoors in this lovely weather – try your hand at these vegan BBQ recipes instead.

Vegan Burger Recipes

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Burgers are a BBQ classic! Make your own with less than 10 ingredients and this easy-to-master recipe. Indulge yourself with two patties for a real hearty meal.

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Vegan BBQ Chickpea Burgers

These crispy, delicious patties taste best with sweet BBQ sauce and some light salad leaves in a bun. They’re also great in wraps or crumbled up in salads.

Ultimate Grillable Vegan Burgers

Take your turn at the grill with a batch of these black bean burgers. They are ready in under an hour, allowing you to enjoy the sun for longer!

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Vegan Ribs Recipes

Vegan BBQ Ribs

Made with seitan, slathered with BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection, these vegan rib alternatives are perfect to bring along to the next cookout.

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(Vegan) Classic BBQ Short Ribs

To impress even meat-eaters with these amazing vegan ribs, serve them with crispy wedges and vegan ranch dressing. They’ll go down an absolute treat!

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Vegan Steak Recipes

Vegan Steak, No Seitan

This vegan, gluten-free steak is made from pasta dough (which is definitely interesting enough to grab our attention) and tastes fab with mustard.

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Steak & Peppercorn Sauce

These steaks can be grilled, baked or even chopped up and added to a stir fry! For a rustic look, serve with classic garnishes, peppercorn sauce, chips and salad.

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Vegan Hot Dog Recipes

Vegan Grilled Carrot Dogs

Prep in advance, pop steamed carrots on the grill for a bit, then marinate them, put them in buns and top them for a vegan take on the BBQ staple.

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Vegan Hot Dogs with Homemade Seitan Sausages

Make your own vegan sausages for that extra special homemade touch. Top however you like for a classic or a more inventive hot dog. Yum.

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BBQ Bean Sausage

Beautiful bean sausages that are suitable for BBQ’s! Easy to make & extremely tasty, especially served with some salsa verde.

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Vegan Skewer Recipes for BBQs

Balsamic Grilled Veggie Kabobs

This balsamic marinade adds a brilliant finishing touch to grilled skewers. Just remember to soak wooden skewers before grilling them or they might burn!

Grilled Tofu Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

You can do most of the preparation for these skewers ahead of time, meaning that all you need to do is grill the tofu when you’re ready to barbeque.

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One Bite Falafel Kebabs

Perfect for a summertime party, these mini kebabs are inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine and will go down especially well with dips and as sides.

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Vegan BBQ Sides Recipes

Vegan Potato Salad

Make use of your favourite plant-based mayo and whip up a homemade potato salad that everyone (even meat-eaters) will want some more of.

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Grilled Cilantro, Lime and Paprika Corn on the Cob

Top some grilled corn with the flavours of summer: lime, smoked paprika and cilantro. Try grilling them with the husks on for a less charred look.

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Lentil Fattoush Salad

This salad looks incredible, with its wide variety of flavours, textures and colours. Nobody’s leaving their greens with this one on the table!

BBQ Sweet Potato with Spicy Chutney

BBQ food doesn’t get much tastier than this tangy BBQ sweet potato with a spicy chutney that’s an absolute cinch to make!

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Vegan BBQ Desserts Recipes

Grilled Pineapple & Cinnamon Coconut Cream

While the grill is fired up, prepare the pineapple slices for this warm, citrusy dessert. Top with the cinnamon coconut cream for a simple taste sensation!

Strawberry Lemonade Pie

We all crave lemonade when the sun’s out, so why not add it to a dessert? This beautiful statement pie is sweet, tangy and easy to share out between friends.

Mint and Watermelon Sorbet

Timeless, simple and effective, this sorbet is the refreshing and healthy dessert you need. It’s great for finishing off a big meal, as it’s not too filling either.

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Add some colour to the final dish of the BBQ with some raw brownies. No baking required here – just leave them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Now you’ve got your vegan BBQ recipes sorted, here are some refreshing vegan ice cream recipes

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