Vegan Summer Recipes for BBQ and Grilling
Lemonade made with fresh strawberries is fancy enough for a party and refreshing enough to satisfy when you’re craving something different.
This vegan float mixes fresh blackberries with Earl Grey tea and the sweet surprise of a simple syrup made from dried lavender for a truly unique treat.
If you love lemonade, try this fun twist. The juice of three oranges adds another level of citrus goodness to the lemon, and mint adds an extra-refreshing touch.
Break out your blender and a bottle of rum! Coconut milk makes this cocktail creamy, and chilled pineapple chunks make it cool. Freeze them if you’d prefer a frozen drink.
The basic mojito with lime and rum is given an upgrade with the addition of fresh cherries that lend this drink a tart, fruity taste and a lovely red glow.
Sweet iced tea is a must-have, especially during summer. This version that’s sweetened with sugar and peach juice will be even more delicious when peaches are at their peak ripeness.
Blended cantaloupe chunks mixed with water and lime juice and sweetened to taste make a refreshing and healthy drink sure to impress your party guests.
These three-layer margaritas are perfect for summer holidays with their strawberries, coconut milk and blueberries. They’re a fun, fancy tribute to the old red, white and blue!
A smoothie made with refrigerated coconut milk stays on the lighter side with fresh summer fruits like peach and watermelon. You won’t even need to add sugar!
10. BBQ Tofu Burger
Smoked tofu serves as the filling in a summertime sandwich made for your next BBQ. Fresh tomato, lettuce and a garlicky mayo round out this delicious vegan burger experience.
Fresh summer squash, bell peppers, mushrooms and cauliflower make a yummy grilled veggie dinner that’s lightly dressed with a sweet basil and rice wine vinaigrette.
Seitan coated in spicy sauce becomes BBQ ribs even meat-eaters will enjoy. Use the traditional sauce recipe or the version with Gochujang paste to add Korean BBQ flair.
Grill some marinated summer vegetables and serve with homemade or store-bought vegan pesto and crusty rolls for a sandwich with several delicious layers of flavor.
Skip the oils and refined sugars in canned baked beans. Make these homemade BBQ beans the quick and healthy way. Using canned white beans means there’s no need to soak!
Artichokes, olives, cherry tomatoes and a cubed baguette combine with a vinaigrette in this rustic summer salad. Skip the mozzarella or use your favorite vegan brand to keep it plant-based.
15. Carrot Hot Dogs
Cook carrots until fork-tender, grill, and serve in buns with all your favorite toppings like relish and slaw for a vegan-friendly version of the classic summertime hot dog.
Breaded, fried and covered in BBQ sauce, tofu makes a delicious wrap filling with lettuce, tomato and your favorite fresh veggies. Corn flakes make the tofu extra crispy!
This vegan, gluten-free salad offers up the best summer veggies: green beans, corn, tomatoes and zucchini, with chickpeas for texture and a light herb dressing to pull it all together.
Use your favorite high-quality olive oil and choose produce at its peak for this no-fuss onion, tomato and avocado salad. The simple ingredients allow the tastes of summer to shine.
Serve up squash in a whole new way! Baked and doused in BBQ sauce, spaghetti squash mimics the “pulled” texture of traditional sliders for a fun summer party dish.
Zucchini handles grilling like a champ, so serve this grilled side at your next summer bash. The garlic and lemon marinade adds an extra touch of freshness.
Collard greens are stuffed with a hearty filling of black-eyed peas and mushrooms. A coating of BBQ sauce makes this dish a unique addition to your summer festivities.
This raw salad filled with fresh summer veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes gets a boost from the sweet bite of fresh-off-the-cob corn, basil and chunks of creamy avocado.
Grill steaks at your next vegan BBQ: cauliflower steaks! Delicious grilled cauliflower covered in tangy chimichurri complies with almost any type of diet plan and looks pretty to boot.
These zucchini roll-ups are stuffed with a simple cashew ricotta and served with your favorite homemade or purchased red sauce. It’s a colorful dish sure to make your guests smile.
Vegan tofu bowls are a treat thanks to the additions of pineapple and BBQ sauce. You can smoke your own tofu or purchase it already smoked to save time.
Sweet corn and spicy jalapeños are meant for each other. Put them together in these vegan and gluten-free fritters and give your summer party guests something extra to celebrate.
Skewered veggies are always a fun party food. These mushrooms, soaked in a garlicky soy and balsamic marinade and grilled until tender, look as smoky and hearty as they taste.
28. Summer Slaw
Want slaw, but you’re out of vegan mayonnaise? Green and red cabbage, apples and carrots mixed with a light tahini-based dressing are so delicious you’ll never miss the mayo.
BBQ chickpeas with the sweet touch of pineapple are wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves and topped with a vegan ranch for a traditional summer taste that’s plant-based and nutritious.
Collard greens are traditionally made with bacon or smoked pork, but this variety uses smoked paprika to add classic Southern flavor to your pot of vegan greens.
For an oil-free vegan ranch with the kick of barbecue sauce, try this cashew-based dressing made with non-dairy milk. Use hemp or sunflower seeds for a delicious nut-free version!
This corn, tomato and avocado salad is made even more summery and special by grilling the corn before cutting off the kernels and dressing it with lime and cilantro.
Don’t serve boring Brussels sprouts. These sprouts are rubbed in a BBQ spice mix and baked to crispy perfection to make a fun side for any meal or party.
Fresh herbs and a dijon vinaigrette transform peas and bite-sized potatoes into a creamy, healthy vegan potato salad good enough to pair with any summer BBQ main course.
Pasta is an easy party food, and penne or your favorite variety goes well with these grilled summer vegetables like asparagus and zucchini coated in your preferred vegan pesto.
Potatoes are baked or grilled and mixed with corn, vegan mayo and mild poblano peppers to make this salad. Purchase BBQ-blend potatoes as a shortcut to this great meal.
37. Watermelon Frosé
Fresh watermelon and rosé ice cubes you freeze the night before blend into a pretty-in-pink fancy frozen drink that’s perfect for any hot summer day.
S’mores aren’t just for fall and campfires. Try this anytime version that bakes graham crackers, dairy-free chocolate and vegan marshmallows in a skillet along with sliced fresh strawberries.
Peaches brushed with maple syrup and almond extract are grilled and served with vegan vanilla ice cream to prove that a simple dessert can be one of the most delicious.
Red, white and blue parfaits made with whipped coconut cream, strawberries, blueberries and sweet, crunchy granola are perfect desserts for your summer holiday party.
41. Blueberry Pie
Vegan butter gives this crust the flaky texture pie lovers crave. Other ingredients are all pantry staples so you can make this pie anytime you have fresh blueberries on hand.
Fresh pineapple grilled and served with coconut whipped cream is a tasty vegan dessert to please your party guests or make any ordinary dinner something really special.
This raw vegan recipe duplicates delicious Magnum ice cream bars with a coconut cream and cashew filling, salted caramel made with rich medjool dates and a homemade chocolate shell.
S’mores parfaits stay vegan with aquafaba (the brine from cooked chickpeas) that whips into a dairy-free pudding. These treats are fancy enough for parties but easy enough for everyday desserts.
The standard mojito ingredients like rum, mint and lime juice are mixed with sweetened coconut milk and frozen into pops for a fun party twist on the typical cocktail.
46. Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a classic summertime treat, and this one is made vegan and gluten-free with almond and tapioca flour. Serve with dairy-free ice cream for a truly mouth-watering dessert.
47. S’mores Pie
S’mores get a vegan upgrade with chocolate-tofu filling and a creamy meringue made from whipped aquafaba. Save the liquid from your next can of chickpeas to make this tasty pie.
Chunks of fruit dipped in melted chocolate and nuts make a fresh and light finger-food perfect for parties. Enjoy all the flavors of a banana split on a stick!
This 4th of July fruit salad mixes blueberries, cherries and melons with sweet coconut whipped cream. Cut some fruit with a star-shaped cookie cutter to add even more patriotic pizzazz!
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49 Delicious Vegan BBQ Party Recipes for Summer
Vegan Summer Recipes for BBQ and Grilling that are perfect for your veggie barbecue parties. Tasty cocktails, delicious main dishes and sweet desserts.
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