Looking for the perfect vegetarian BBQ Recipes this summer? Don’t stick to the usual corn on the cob and grilled veggies – try our easy recipes for some tasty veggie grub.
BBQ's don't have to be about meat, that’s why we’ve put together our suggestions for the best vegetarian BBQ food – full of flavour and colour. Consider it your vegetarian BBQ menu for the grill this summer.
Smoked Vegetarian BBQ Ribs
For your main dish, why not try this tasty vegetarian BBQ ribs recipe?
- 340g of wheat gluten
- 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 170ml of water
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of brown sugar
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
Preheat your BBQ to 270 degrees. Meanwhile, add together your first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Pour your water into a measuring cup, adding and mixing in the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and almond butter. Combine your measuring jug and the ingredients in the bowl together and stir.
Knead your mixture until it has formed into a ball and then roll out into a rectangular shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 10 equal pieces from your mixture to make your ribs. Use lolly-pop sticks to hold each piece in place, pinching to seal.
Proceed to cook your ribs for 30 minutes, turn over, and then cook for another 30 minutes until piping hot throughout. Remove from the grill and serve with BBQ sauce to create your tasty vegetarian BBQ food.
Easy To Make Veggie BBQ Recipes
Now you have your main course sorted for your vegetarian BBQ menu, how about adding some extras to nibble on throughout the afternoon?
Mexican Style Vegetarian BBQ Halloumi Skewers
Switch up your veggie skewers this year by adding some tasty sustenance to your sticks. Using grilled halloumi and butternut squash is a great equivalent to meat, filling you up while still giving that tasty barbecued flavour to your food.
- Butternut squash
- Tamarind paste
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
To make your vegetarian BBQ skewers, boil your butternut squash in a pan of salted water until cooked. Whisk your tamarind paste, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil together to make your marinade, and then season as required.
Marinate your squash, halloumi and peppers in a large bowl and leave to soak. When properly marinated, thread each of your ingredients onto your skewer sticks.
Roast up your vegetarian BBQ kebabs until lightly charred and brush with any extra marinade sauce. Serve as required for a tasty veggie treat.
Vegetarian Burgers With Portobello Mushrooms
If ribs or vegetarian BBQ skewers aren’t for you, why not try making some vegetarian burgers? What’s more, this tasty treat can be adapted for vegans too.
- 4 portobello mushroom caps
- 4 slices of cheese (Option: use vegan cheese to make this a vegan burger)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat your BBQ to a medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk together your olive oil, garlic, oregano, and seasoning in a small bowl. Put your mushroom caps into your bowl and coat evenly by turning in the mixture.
Place your Portobello mushrooms on to the BBQ and cook until tender. Use any excess marinade to brush your mushrooms as they cook.
Fill your bun with lettuce, tomato, your Portobello mushroom and your desired cheese slice.
Easy-peasy Carrot Hot Dogs
Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan, hot dogs can still happen thanks to this carrot dog recipe. In fact, they’re surprisingly convincing at first glance.
- Carrots – one per hot dog roll
- Hot dog rolls
- Marinade ingredients – flavour to your preference – we like a teriyaki marinade using soy sauce, honey, garlic power, ground ginger, but feel free to adapt to your tastes
- Condiments to serve such as mustard, ketchup, mayo
It takes a bit of prep time in advance, but trust us, this is well worth it. For maximum flavours, you’ll want to prepare your carrots the day before your BBQ.
Peel your carrots, trimming and shaping the ends so that they’ll fit in a bun and also have an almost “hot dog” shape
Boil your carrots in water until they are tender, but not too soft, if you use a fork
Leave your carrots to cool, then place in a dish, and pour over your chosen marinade.Leave in the fridge, ideally overnight but for at least one hour, to let the flavours sink in.
BBQ time? Remove your carrots from the fridge and grill them on the BBQ or heat through in a pan, to get those final flavours coming through. Make sure your carrots are piping hot throughout before serving.
Get creative! It’s time to assemble your carrot hot dogs. Place one carrot in each hot dog roll, and drizzle over mustard, ketchup, fried onions – whatever works for you.
Got all the barbecue tips you need and ready to get going? Now you’re a master of these veggie BBQ recipes, head to your local convenience store to stock up on ingredients and you’re good to go. Happy Barbecuing!
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