These vegan BBQ recipes are super easy to make and perfect for pool parties! From main dishes to sides and desserts, make all your meals on the grill this summer.
Summer is amazing for so many reasons, but I’m most excited about grilling season. I live on these vegan bbq recipes all summer long! We grill almost every day in the summer, whether it’s a simple veggie burger or a whole grilled meal including sides and desserts!
I prefer grilling in the evening, when it gets slightly cooler. I love the coal burning, the refreshing drinks, and of course, the smell of that fantastic food.
Here’s a list of my favourite summer recipes that work so well on the grill. Let me know in the comments section which one you want to try and then be sure to try it! Eat up and enjoy friends!
10 Favourite Vegan BBQ Recipes
Enjoy the summer with these amazing vegan bbq recipes. From juicy veggie burgers to smokey side dishes, I've got tons of plant-based recipes for the grill. Don't forget the grilled dessert!
These veggie burgers are packed with black beans and quinoa for when you can't choose just one! Add a little summer on top with this homemade barbecue sauce with fresh strawberries. Trust me, you'll forget ketchup real quick!
I love this dairy-free Mexican street corn recipe because it's so smokey and creamy, too! Cover this grilled corn with vegan mayo, chili powder, cilantro, and plenty of cheese. And don't forget the drizzle of lime crema for extra brightness.
Get your bbq flavours even on a rainy night! I love this chickpea pizza because it's smothered in bbq sauce and plenty of vegan mozzarella cheese. This truly may be the most gorgeous homemade pizza I make!
I love this fresh and healthy summer dessert because it's easy, too! If you're never had grilled peaches, you'll love the juicy, smokey, and sweet flavour combination! Of course, a scoop of homemade coconut ice cream makes everything a little better, too.
Take all your favourite veggies and throw them on the grill this summer! This simple balsamic marinade brings so much flavour out of these grilled vegetables. I like to grill zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
Homemade pizza is one of those things that I believe everyone needs to experience because it will always, always taste better when you make it. This savoury pizza is topped with grilled peaches, fresh basil, creamy vegan goat cheese, and a tangy balsamic drizzle. It's truly the perfect grilled summer pizza!
You've had jackfruit sandwiches, but I love these mushroom sandwiches because they take way less effort to prep! They're hearty, packed with umami flavour, and so easy to make. I use oyster mushrooms for the best pulled "pork" texture.
Caramelised Pineapples are super sweet and juicy with no added sugars required! Finish your cookout with this simple dessert on the grill. You can also add them to a pineapple salsa or garnish your tacos for an extra smokey flavour.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Whether you’re a grill master or new to the open fire cooking, I’ve got some tips and tricks to get that classic smokey flavour without burning everything to a crisp:
Charcoal or gas? No matter what kind of grill you have, these vegan bbq recipes will work for you! Both have their pros and cons, but I personally use a charcoal grill at home. It’s all about learning your grill and managing your hot spots.
Use the right heat. When you’re grilling, every section of the grates is a different temperature. Sometimes you want direct heat right over the flame. Other times you just want the residual warmth.
Grill everything. Almost any veggie you’d normally roast is also delicious on the grill! Asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions are all amazing grilled. All you need is a drizzle of oil.
Get a grill basket. If you love grilled vegetables but hate watching them fall into the flames, try a metal grill basket. You get all that charred flavour without risking a lost veggie!