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20 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes – Summer Starts Now

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Vegetarians don’t have to suffer at BBQs – there are so many great vegetarian BBQ recipes out there!

In case you’re struggling to find vegetarian BBQ ideas yourself, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite BBQ recipes for vegetarians to see you through the summer months.

This list has something for everyone, from classic veggie burgers to exciting BBQ halloumi skewers. Although, if you’re craving a veggie burger in particular, check out our list of the best veggie burgers in the world – or at least on the internet.

Vegans – we’ve got you covered too. These vegetarian BBQ recipes include LOTS that are vegan BBQ recipes too, like grilled veggies and a fabulous vegan potato salad recipe.

Whether it’s for Fourth of July or just a sunny summer’s day, we’re sure there’s a recipe here to get the taste buds tantalised and the grill glowing.

How can I make a barbeque vegetarian?

The point of a barbeque is really standing outside in the summer weather, having a nice time with friends and family and having something smoky and delicious to bite into.

While every vegetarian has met a meat-eater who likes to ramble about how they could ‘never give up burgers’, it turns out you can make a pretty fabulous barbeque with no meat at all.

To get on this list of vegetarian BBQ recipes, each recipe needs to have several things in common. It needs to be:

  • Easy
  • Tasty
  • Be suitable to serve at a BBQ/grill

We’ve found that it’s not too tough to find recipes that fit these requirements once you’re looking for the right things!

The perks of a vegetarian BBQ

As it turns out, the only really unhealthy part of a BBQ is all the high-fat meat that’s involved. So if you’re sticking to vegetarian BBQ recipes, you’re in the clear.

In fact, barbecued vegetables, vegetarian skewers and veggie burgers might be healthier than other cooking methods as you often use less oil!

And no matter what you’re grilling, you get that smoky flavour that makes barbeque so delicious because grilling can accentuate natural flavours.

What our readers are saying

There are some really good and creative ideas on here for sure, especially the vegetable foil packets, very cool. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

Vanessa

Thanks for helping our family transition to vegan. It will be a while before we get there completely. But coming from a BBQ culture where chicken is almost seen as a vegetable, these recipes help a lot to make the experience fun. Thanks to all who share their knowledge here.

Melinda

I am loving all these recipes. So tasty and good for you! And who can resist a sexy salsa? Love them!

Kathy

Black Bean Burgers

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4.89 from 27 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Black bean burgers that don’t fall apart, taste awesome and can even be made vegan! What could be more BBQ perfect?

Fresh Mango Kiwi Salsa

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Vegetarian Gastronomy

This salsa has all the raw ingredients, fresh flavors, sweet & salty, with a little heat. It takes only 10 minutes to make this can’t-stop-eating salsa!

Vegetable Foil Packets

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: Happy Foods Tube

These vegetable foil packets are perfect for oven, grill or campfire. A mix of vegetables is seasoned with a simple homemade spice mix and cooked in foil. Quick prep, fuss-free cooking, and easy clean-up!

Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant Recipe

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Went Here 8 This

Skewers of eggplant marinated in a Jamaican jerk marinade and grilled for just a few minutes for the perfect BBQ side dish! One of our favourite vegan BBQ id Skewers of eggplant marinated in a Jamaican jerk marinade and grilled for just a few minutes for the perfect BBQ side dish! One of our favourite vegan BBQ ideas. eas.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Peter’s Food Adventures

Just in time for summer entertaining. BBQ Grilled Corn on the Cob with fresh herb butter. Easy to make and full of flavour!

Vegan Potato Salad

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4.75 from 16 votes
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Jansen

Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad – take your BBQ to the next level without oil or mayo in this delicious animal friendly classic.

Crispy Halloumi Burgers

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Scrummy Lane

These crispy halloumi burgers might possibly be the quickest, easiest and best veggie burgers you’ll ever make. Just coat halloumi cheese slices in flour, shallow fry and assemble your delicious burger! An excellent vegetarian BBQ idea.

Grilled Paneer Salad

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: Joy Filled Eats

This Grilled Paneer Salad is the perfect way to satisfy your Indian craving in warmer weather. Paneer cheese, sweet peppers, and onions are coated with a cilantro-mint chutney and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Vegetables and Couscous Salad

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Lemon Blossoms

This grilled vegetables and couscous salad is healthy and delicious! Balsamic marinated vegetables, toasted Israeli couscous, and fresh herbs are tossed in a simple and flavorful lemon vinaigrette.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Apples for CJ

Cauliflower Steaks are so simple to prepare and a tasty meat-free addition to your cookouts. Lightly seasoned and then charred on the grill to perfection (Vegan & Gluten Free).

Maple Tofu Skewers with Papaya Salsa to Make Your BBQ Shine

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: Tin and Thyme

Crispy yet succulent pieces of marinated tofu grilled with red peppers and onions and served with a sweet and sour papaya salsa.

Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers with Mushrooms and Sweet Onions

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Ready in: 27 minutes
Recipe by: Kalyn’s Kitchen

These skewers with marinated and grilled Halloumi Cheese, mushrooms, and sweet onions are a unique idea for a summer side dish. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more low-carb recipes like this. One of many great vegetarian BBQ ideas.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Tomatoes and Basil

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Vindulge

Grilling romaine lettuce is easy to do and tastes incredible with some fresh tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. A great side for a BBQ or grill.

Vegetable Kabobs

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Ready in: 15 mins
Recipe by: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Fresh and colorful grilled vegetable shish kabobs with onions, zucchini, bell peppers, pineapple and tofu are going to be your new favorite vegetarian BBQ recipe.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Veggie Quinoa

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Ready in: 25 mins
Recipe by: Recipes From A Pantry

Fun veggie BBQ recipe – grilled avocado stuffed with veggie quinoa. This is vegan and gluten-free too.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

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Ready in: 30 mins
Recipe by: Salt&Lavender

This grilled vegetable pasta salad is healthy and full of flavor! Zucchini, asparagus, corn, and yellow bell peppers are grilled to perfection and tossed with a fresh, lemony dressing. Easy to make and feeds a crowd!

Lentil Carrot Hot Dog Recipe

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Veggie Desserts

Make your own quick and tasty carrot hot dog with pureed veggies and lentils to give them a delicious taste and fine ‘veggie dog’-like texture. They’re fast, easy and full of goodness.

Smoked BBQ Tofu Bowls

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Vindulge

An easy and delicious (and healthy!) vegan and gluten free recipe for the smoker or grill. Smoked BBQ Tofu bowls will please vegans and meat lovers alike.

Grilled Vegetables and Smashed Chickpeas Sandwich

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Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: Chef de Home

Chickpeas Sandwich is not just a scrumptious combination of ‘Mediterranean Veggie Flavors’ on plate…. But also has a balanced proportion of lean-veggie protein, whole-wheat carbs, and 2 daily recommended serving of vegetables.

Simple, Sexy, Salsa

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4.86 from 7 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Simple Sexy Salsa. Spice up your salsa life with this delicious recipe. Only takes 5 minutes and uses easy to find ingredients. Vegetarian and healthy. If only all vegan BBQ ideas tasted this good.

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5 from 1 vote
Course Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 105kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 tin tomatoes (chopped) (1 tin = 14oz)
  • ½ cup basil, fresh (dried will do the trick too. ½ cup fresh = 2 tsp dried)
  • ½ cup parsley, fresh (yep, you guessed it, dried is fine. You can buy dried parsley with crushed garlic already in it, and this works great too. ½ cup fresh parsley = 2 tsp dried)
  • 2 dashes salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the onion and garlic.
  • Deseed the chilli if you don’t want it toooooo hot and chop it too (easiest way to do this is slice it length-ways then run a teaspoon down the middle, forcing the seeds out).
  • Throw all ingredients, including the salt and pepper, into a large mixing bowl.
  • Give it a good stir.
  • Ready.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
20 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes – Summer Starts Now
Serving Size
 
396 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
105
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Sodium
 
366
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
837
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
6.2
g
26
%
Sugar
 
10.9
g
12
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
3600
IU
72
%
Vitamin C
 
100.7
mg
122
%
Calcium
 
170
mg
17
%
Iron
 
4.9
mg
27
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This list is the ultimate proof that vegetarian BBQ recipes don’t have to be boring or bland. In fact, these vegetarian BBQ skewers and cauliflower steaks might actually be the most exciting part of your summer get-together.

So the next time someone complains about not knowing what to cook for the vegetarian at the BBQ, point them to this list of grilled vegetarian recipes!

About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

14 comments

  1. What a great collection of BBQ ideas here! I really love the grilled romaine lettuce. Thanks for sharing my Jamaican Jerk Eggplant!

  2. Oh these BBQ recipes are so timely. We’re having a protracted heatwave here in the UK and everyone wants to BBQ. Thanks for featuring one of my recipes. I shall be trying some of the others out.

  3. I am loving all these recipes. So tasty and good for you! And who can resist a sexy salsa? Love them!
    Thanks for including my grilled veggie and couscous salad!

  4. Thank you so much for including our recipes in your round up!

  5. Thanks for including my mushroom and halloumi skewers!

  6. Thanks for helping our family transition to vegan. It will be a while before we get there completely. But coming from a BBQ culture where chicken is almost seen as a vegetable, these recipes help a lot to make the experience fun. Thanks to all who share their knowledge here.

  7. Thank You So Much for this awesome sharing! Excited to try this Tonight

  8. There are some really good and creative ideas on here for sure, especially the vegetable foil packets, very cool. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

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