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Sizzle Up Your Summer: Mouthwatering Vegan BBQ Recipes for Mains, Sides, and Desserts

It’s time to fire up the grill and throw a vegan BBQ that your friends and family will rave about! In this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover the secrets to grilling up a delicious feast that will have everyone asking for more. We’ve got you covered with show-stopping main dishes, flavor-packed sides, and irresistible desserts – all perfect for your next backyard BBQ.

Vegan BBQ Mains

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

To make these juicy and flavorful “burgers,” simply marinate portobello mushrooms in a mixture of soy sauce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and garlic. Once grilled, top with your favorite burger toppings like avocado, tomato, red onion, and a spicy vegan mayo. Bon appétit!

Lentil and Quinoa Veggie Patties

For a sturdy and flavorful veggie patty, mix cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, onion, garlic, and spices. Form into patties, and grill until crispy on the outside and cooked through. These bad boys are perfect for burger buns or served alongside your favorite BBQ sauce.

Grilled Tofu Skewers

Press your tofu and marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, maple syrup, rice wine vinegar, and sriracha. Cut the tofu into cubes and thread onto skewers with your chosen vegetables (like bell pepper, zucchini, and red onion). Grill until the tofu is golden brown and the veggies are tender.

Vegan BBQ Sides

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter

Grill the corn on the cob until slightly charred, then slather it with a delicious vegan butter made by mixing melted vegan butter with chili powder, lime zest, and salt. Spread evenly on the grilled corn for a mouthwatering summer treat.

Grilled Veggie Kabobs

Select a variety of colorful vegetables like bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes. Marinate them in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs. Thread the veggies onto skewers and grill until tender and slightly charred.

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw

Choose a high-quality vegan mayo and mix it with apple cider vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper to create a tangy and sweet dressing. Toss shredded cabbage, red onion, and carrots in the dressing for a delicious and creamy side dish.

Vegan BBQ Desserts

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Whipped Cream

Cut a fresh pineapple into slices and grill until caramelized and slightly charred. In the meantime, chill a can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight. Scoop out the solid coconut cream and whip it with powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Serve the grilled pineapple slices with a dollop of this delectable vegan whipped cream.

Grilled Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Choose ripe and juicy peaches and blueberries for this scrumptious dessert. Preheat the grill and grill the peaches until slightly charred. In a baking dish, mix the grilled peaches with fresh blueberries. Create a crunchy oat-based topping and sprinkle it over the fruit. Bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until bubbly and golden brown.

Vegan S’mores Skewers

Assemble the perfect s’mores components on skewers: vegan marshmallows, vegan chocolate squares, and graham cracker pieces. Grill until the marshmallows are gooey and melted, and the chocolate has softened.

Tips for a Successful Vegan BBQ

Here are some tips to ensure your vegan BBQ is a hit:

  • Before grilling, brush the grates with oil to prevent sticking.
  • Marinate and season your vegan ingredients to add flavor and depth.
  • Host a diverse and inclusive BBQ experience where everyone feels welcome and fed.

Now that you have all the tools and knowledge to throw an unforgettable vegan BBQ, it’s time to get grilling! Invite your friends and family over, fire up the grill, and enjoy a scrumptious, plant-based feast.