Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on grilling food and all the deliciousness that is summer barbecue. We’ve got the vegan BBQ menu for you.
These recipes will take the stress out of planning a menu. Whether your family is vegan or not, they’re sure to appreciate some new twists on classic BBQ food staples.
Beer-battered fried pickles
Sure, french fries are generally vegan, but the same old fried potato and (plant-based) burger combo can get old.
Finish your vegan BBQ menu with beer-battered fried pickles. The fried pickles have everything you could want: a little beer, a little crunch, a whole lotta zest and a spicy Cajun sauce.
Beer-battered fried pickles are sure to become a summer staple for your family whether vegan or not, but warning, they’re addictive. Get the recipe here.
Grilled peach toast with almond ricotta & balsamic drizzle
This isn’t on your typical barbecue menu but heck, this isn’t a typical list of barbecue appropriate foods. Grilling fruit, like peaches, is an amazing way to bring out the juiciness and sweetness of under-ripe fruit. Not to mention, a little char gives it almost a savory feel.
Grilled peach toast with almond ricotta & balsamic drizzle requires more ingredients than you’d think, but the process is easy ones you’ve gathered your supplies. The dish would make a great brunch item or appetizer before dinner. Get the recipe here.
Start your vegan BBQ menu with cauliflower wings smothered in either honey barbecue, ginger scallion and classic buffalo sauce.
With the correct cooking process, cauliflower wings are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Cauliflower itself has a very mild flavor; it takes on the flavors that surround it. Whichever flavor you decide to make, the healthfulness of this humble veggie makes these wings a totally binge-able snack for parties or just a regular night in.
Making cauliflower wings involves quite a few steps, but the recipe is pretty straightforward. Bonus: this recipe comes with a homemade vegan ranch. Get it here.
Jackfruit “pulled pork” slides with coleslaw
If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, it’s time to start experimenting with the plant-based meat alternative. The texture of jackfruit is the perfect substitute for a vegan rendition on barbecue pulled pork. And the nice thing about working with green jackfruit is that it is more or less flavorless, so it takes on the flavors of whatever seasonings you use.
After packing in the smoky, sweet, and tangy barbecue flavors of barbecue sauce, you won’t know the difference between these jackfruit sliders and their non-vegan counterpart. Get the recipe here.
A barbecue without watermelon is no barbecue at all. Learn how to pick the best watermelon in the 60-second video below. Watch the full instructional video here.