Welcome to the season of cookouts and outdoor celebrations! Here are 35 vegan barbecue recipes to help you get your party on — everything from starters and sides to main dishes and sweet treats!
It's no secret that summer isn't my favorite time of year. I'm not into the heat and bugs and all that stuff. I put a positive spin on the season by looking at it as prep for fall (which is my favorite!).
One thing I can get behind when it comes to summer is cookout food (even if sometimes I choose to enjoy it inside the comfort of my air-conditioned home). And vegan cookout food is the best cookout food around, if you ask me. Here are 35 of the most delicious vegan bbq recipes, covering everything from grillables to sides to desserts.
Sandwiches & Burgers
Sandwiches of all kinds are always cookout favorites. Fortunately, you don't need meat to create a killer cookout-worthy sandwich. Whether you're looking for a vegan burger, hot dog, or cold picnic sandwich, there are plenty of vegan options.
Looking for something meatless to stuff your hot dog buns with? Slice up some smoky marinated portobello mushrooms. You'll be amazed at how delicious and easy these vegan hot dogs are!
I get it. I was totally skeptical of carrot dogs too. But they're actually amazing! And no, they don't taste like hot dogs. They taste like grilled smoky carrot sandwiches...in the best way!
Many of these meatless mains can be cooked on the grill, and they're all delicious! Make one of them the star of your vegan barbecue.
Round out your cookout with a few of these sides. My suggestion is to go with one hot side dish and one cool salad so you get the best of both worlds.
This is a vegan pasta salad that all your guests will love! It's made with zesty balsamic dressing and antipasto-inspired mix-ins like olives, roasted red peppers, and artichoke hearts.
Traditional Caesar dressing is made with dairy and anchovies....totally not vegan! But this delicious salad is covered in a creamy cashew-based dressing — and it tastes just like the real deal.
Not mashed potatoes. Smashed potatoes. And dare I say that smashed are better than mashed? Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and smothered in basil aioli...watch out because these are additive!
Don't go hungry while you await the main course — snack on one or two of these delicious vegan starters.
These desserts are sweet, refreshing, and deliciously indulgent. Perfect for wrapping up your barbecue!
This vegan blueberry pie is absolutely delicious, and pretty simple to make, as far as pies go. There's no chopping or precooking the filling — just mix it up, fill your crust and bake!
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