Ideas For Vegan BBQ

When the weather is perfect for cooking outside, you need new vegan recipes for grilling. Some of these vegan BBQ recipes are old favorites and some are fun new ideas for vegan grilling. All of these recipes are perfect to use when you want to cook a plant-based meal on the grill.

Tools For Vegan Grilling

Grilling vegan food is not always the same as grilling animal-based food. You need to make sure you have the correct tools to get the best results. Here are some tools you can use to make vegan grilling easier.

Indoor Grill

If you want to be able to grill year-round or in any weather, try buying indoor grill at Amazon, it is a fantastic purchase! These grills can be used inside without any smoke to make your grilling plans feasible no matter the weather outside.

Skillet For Grill

When you are cooking vegetables, it can be hard to keep them from falling through the grill. A grill skillet will solve this problem and make it easier to cook your entire meal on the grill. 


Using skewers makes it easy to grill veggies. The set even makes it easy to get the food off the skewer. 

Main Dishes On The Grill

These vegan recipes for grilling are the perfect main dish. Depending on what you want to make, there are plenty of different options to choose from. These 6 vegan grilling recipes will keep you full and satisfied.

Hawaiian Teriyaki Tofu Skewers by My Darling Vegan

These Teriyaki Tofu Skewers are kid-friendly and easy to make. Who doesn’t like their food on a fun skewer?! My favorite part about this recipe is the sweet pineapple included on the skewer for a variety of flavors.

Balsamic Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Cauliflower Rice and Sriracha Mayo by Go Dairy Free

This Balsamic grilled tofu is the perfect main dish for a summer BBQ. Since tofu takes on the flavors of the marinade, these steaks will have plenty of flavors and are packed with protein. You can serve it on rice like the image or eat it with grilled veggies.

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Bowl by Vegan Huggs

This Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki bowl has delicious tofu, pineapple, and onion marinated in a teriyaki glaze on rice. I love how all of the ingredients in this dish are grilled for a variety of smokey flavors.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks by Vegan Huggs

These hearty Grilled Portobella Mushroom Steaks take only 30 minutes to make and are the perfect main for a summer BBQ. They are very filling and super easy to make at a summer BBQ.

Grilled Huli-Huli Vegan Burger by Where You Get Your Protein

These Chickpea Burger Patties are easy to make and do not crumble on the grill. The homemade Huli-Huli sauce and pineapple add the final touch for a perfect grilled burger.

Vegan Italian Sausage Recipe by Sunnyside Hanne

This Vegan Italian Sausage is completely homemade, is full of flavor, and is even gluten-free. It cooks to perfection on the grill for a delicious addition to your vegan recipes for grilling. These would be perfect with homemade sauerkraut and mustard!

Sides On The Grill

These sides are all perfect for grilling. They can be made right alongside the main dish for a full meal on the grill. It’s an easy way to keep all of the heat from cooking outside on a warm day.

Grilled Tomatoes with Oil-Free Chimichurri Sauce by This Healthy Kitchen 

This easy Grilled Tomato recipe is quick to make and really enhances the natural flavors of the tomato. The author also provides a Chimichurri sauce which goes perfectly with these tomatoes.

Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs by My Pure Plants

These grilled vegetable kabobs are also simple to make, quick to grill, and kid-friendly. The kids (and adults) will love the colorful variety and delicious grilled flavor.

Grilled Watermelon by Pink Fortitude 

I had never heard of Grilled Watermelon before seeing this recipe and had to try it right away! This simple recipe really enhances the flavor for a delicious side at your BBQ.

Vegan Street Fair Corn by V Nutrition

This Vegan Street Fair Corn is the perfect way to eat grilled corn with the amazing mayo (vegan of course) topping and vegan cheese.

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Eggplant by Healthy Midwestern Girl

This Sweet & Spicy Grilled Eggplant could be a side or a main dish depending on what you need for your meal. Either way, it’s going to be a hit with its flavorful marinade.

Other Sides For Vegan BBQ

Since a vegan BBQ needs sides and not everything can be made with vegan recipes for grilling, here are more homemade sides that will make your meal complete.

Harissa Potato Salad by Strength and Sunshine 

This Harissa Potato Salad is the perfect version of a potato salad that does not try to mimic its non-vegan namesake. It also has a variety of vegetables to make it a healthy side option.

Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe by Happy Kitchen

This delicious Vegan Waldorf Salad has fantastic flavor and includes an apple-cider vinegar based dressing to complete this perfect salad.

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Slaw by Glue and Glitter

This vegan version of Broccoli Slaw is quick to make and pairs the salad texture and flavors perfectly. I love the small pieces that make this dish easy to eat and fun to make.

Cucumber Mint & Tomato Salad by Veeg

This Cucumber Mint & Tomato Salad is light, flavorful, and nutritious which makes it the perfect side to bring to a BBQ or for grilling at home.

Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad by V Nutrition

This Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad is ready in about 20 minutes and is a great side for whatever you happen to be grilling. I love this creamy homemade sauce and veggies in this dish.

Mexican Three Bean Salad by Eat With Clarity 

This Mexican Three Bean Salad is an easy side that everyone is going to love. It’s really easy to make and you can also easily customize the spiciness to accommodate different tastes.

Dessert for Vegan BBQ

This fun dessert is the perfect ending to a great BBQ.

Vegan Strawberry Trifle by Rhian’s Recipes

This Strawberry Trifle is completely homemade with delicious layers that everyone will love. It’s a no bake dish that can be made ahead of time for an easy vegan dessert.

Whether you are grilling for a large group or just your family, these recipes will help you create a delicious meal with everything you need!

When you want to make a vegan BBQ, you can use a variety of these recipes to impress your guests. From burgers to grilled mushrooms there are many options available. Even the grilled veggie skewers are a perfect way to offer veggies in a delicious and new format that kids (especially) will love! Have fun trying these new and interesting recipes.

Which recipe are you most excited to try?

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